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Nigeria’s Victor Oladipo Wins Dunk Of The Year At The 2017 NBA Awards

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Professional Nigerian-American basketballer, Victor Oladipo was crowned the “Dunk of the Year” winner at the inaugural NBA Awards show on Monday night.The Oklahoma City Thunder guard who won the fan vote for his slam dunk against the Atlanta Hawks back in December, edged out fellow nominees such as Lakers’ forward Larry Nance and Minnesota guard Zach Lavine for the award. In his first year in Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC), Oladipo averaged 15.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting over 36 percent from behind the arc.Oladipo who is originally a half Nigerian-Sierra Leonean was born in the United States to his Nigerian mother, Joan Amanze Oladipo and father, Christopher Oladipo, who is native of Blama in Sierra Leone.
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