Victor Wembanyama, a 19-year-old basketball player from Paris, is on the verge of making history as the first Frenchman to be selected at no.1 in the NBA draft. His towering height and impressive skills make him a top pick for the San Antonio Spurs. The buzz surrounding him is comparable to the excitement surrounding LeBron James when he joined the NBA in 2003.
‘Wemby’ took the time to chat before the upcoming draft, as captured by @malika_andrews.
The entire room was taken aback when he suddenly stood up.
The upcoming NBA season is set to welcome a new player with an extraordinary height of 7ft 5in, making him the tallest player in the league. The Frenchman possesses an incredible set of skills and has already charmed the media with his confidence and character. In a recent photo with NBA Today host Malika Andrews, the stark difference in size between the player and a non-athlete was evident, with one Twitter user jokingly suggesting that Andrews needed a stool to interview him. Besides his height, his size 21 feet are also noteworthy, and he even walks barefoot on the court as a pre-game ritual. The player caused a stir when he suggested that Europeans play at a higher level than Americans, a bold statement considering recent MVPs and championship winners.