Victor Wembanyama's debut is expected Friday night into Saturday for the Las Vegas Summer League.
A few days after the draft and the euphoria around him, Victor Wembanyama is now expected on the court with his first Summer League match scheduled for Friday night in France against the Charlotte Hornets of a certain Brendon Miller, number 2 in the draft behind the Frenchman. To follow this meeting in France, all you have to do is tune into the antennas of beIN Sports which will of course broadcast the Frenchman's meeting from 3 a.m. on the beIN SPORTS Max 6 channel.
Proof that the collective euphoria around the Frenchman is far from over, the 19,500 seats at Thomas
In addition, the young French found himself in the heart of a controversy with Britney Spears. The singer, present in Las Vegas, recognized the Frenchman and wanted to approach him to take a picture with him. Problem, security did not see that it was the American star and a member of Spurs security allegedly slapped him. "We were in the lobby. There were a lot of people, and people were calling me, obviously. There was someone calling me, but security told me not to stop in the middle of people. This person called me 'Sir, Sir' and grabbed me from behind. I didn't see what happened because I was walking straight and didn't stop. This person m grabbed from behind - not on my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind. I just know security pushed her back. I don't know how hard. I didn't stop to look, I just been able to come in and enjoy a good dinner" explained the Frenchman. "I didn't know anything for a few hours, but when I got back to the hotel […] I thought it was nothing, that there was no problem. J thought it was no big deal then Spurs security told me it was Britney Spears At first I thought it was a joke but it turned out it was was Britney Spears. I didn't even see her face. I just kept walking straight."
On the other side, the singer spoke on the networks and hopes to receive an apology. "It's embarrassing to share this with everyone, but since it's already been released…" she wrote on Instagram. "I just touched him on the shoulder, and a security guy slapped me without looking at me, in front of everyone. He almost knocked me down, and I lost my glasses. I haven't received a public apology from the player, security, or the franchise. I hope they do… I myself am accosted all the time by people, and never members of my safety hit anyone. It's important that people in the media treat everyone with respect."
Short biography. Élodie de Fautereau gave birth to Victor Wembanyama on January 4, 2004 at Le Chesnay in the Yvelines. Growing up, the young man followed in the footsteps of his family, who were very invested in sport. His mother is a former basketball player who played in the 3rd division while his father is a triple jumper. His big sister Eve plays in the women's Ligue 2 in Monaco. Cadet Oscar would be between two sports, basketball and handball.
Between 2011 and 2014, Victor Wembanyama wore the Chesnay Versailles 78 Entente jersey before joining the Nanterre 92 club at the age of 10. He remained there until 2020. In 2021 when he signed with the ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, he is designated as the best hope of the French Championship. A reward he received again in 2022 before joining the Metropolitans 92. In 2022, the new French darling left for friendly matches in the United States during which he received a host of praise from players confirmed Americans such as LeBron James.
With 2m21, Victor Wembanyama can look down on many people. Its large size allows it quite easily to reach the basket located at 3m05 from the ground (even with its 105 kilos). He is not the greatest basketball player in France since Vincent Pourchot exceeds him by one cm.
Standing with his arms outstretched, Victor Wembanyama has a wingspan of 2.43m, more than any other player in the NBA right now. Rudy Gobert, for example, has an estimated wingspan of 2m35 and Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.21m. If it seems disproportionate, Manute Bol, a Sudanese former player of the NBA had at the time a wingspan of 2m59.
Victor Wembanyama's father is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The basketball player therefore has Franco-Congolese origins.
Except surprise, Victor Wembanyama will be the first choice of the Draft in 2023. His talent has so dazzled the whole world that the NBA, for example, decided at the beginning of the year to broadcast all the matches of Metropolitans 92. And his margin of progress is still enormous. According to Forbes, Levallois-Perret's prospect has a 14% chance of joining the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs or Detroit Pistons.
The Frenchman wears size 55 shoes on his feet. The average is 42 for a Frenchman. In the NBA, the most impressive shoe size was that of Shaquille O'Neal. The former glory of the Lakers was doing 63!
Victor Wembanyama's multiple more than convincing performances earned him his first selection for the France team on September 3, 2022. Before being with the A's, "Wemby" won the silver medal at the Euro in 2019 in U16. He also inherited second place with his teammates during the Under-19 World Cup, at the expense of the United States.
The destiny of Victor Wembanyama is promised to the NBA where he will undoubtedly hit the jackpot. While waiting to receive millions, Wemby would receive, according to the Parisian, between 15,000 and 20,000 euros monthly.