The NBA freaks out with Wembanyama

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The 2023 draft is more than eight months away, but the extraordinary talent and amazing physical abilities of young Victor Wembanyama are causing a sensation in the NBA, So much so that analysts see him as the undisputed number one and several stars in the league have already surrendered to the promising future of this Frenchman.

“He's more like an alien. I haven't seen, nobody has seen, someone as tall as him and as fluid and elegant on the track,” LeBron James said during a press conference on Wednesday. “He's definitely a generational talent,” he said.

At only 18 years old, Wembanyama is not only the favorite to be chosen as number one in the next draft but, at the moment, he is also one of the most promising youngsters in basketball worldwide thanks to absolutely unique qualities.

At 2.23 meters tall (right now there is no player taller than him in the NBA), Wembanyama He is capable of scoring from three and from medium distance, he handles the ball with great ease and speed, he moves with great agility, he is very dangerous in one-on-one (not only in the post) and he is also a He is an intimidating threat on defense.

That fascinating combination of center power with the skills of a shooting guard has not gone unnoticed in the NBA, which has also had the possibility to see him these days live since Wembanyama has played a couple of friendly matches this week in Las Vegas (USA).

With the NBA G League Ignite as a rival, a team in which another great young talent likeScott Henderson plays, for many the one I would take on. If the French , Wembanyama, at the head of the French group Metropolitans, would not be number one in the draft.92, added 37 points, 4 rebounds and 5 blocks in Tuesday's game and contributed 36 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks and 4 assists in this Thursday's game.

“It's like a player created in the NBA 2K video game,” assured this Thursday Stephen Curry. To praise from the point guard of the Golden State Warriorsalso joined Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

“It's unbelievable, man (…). The way he can shoot, the way he he can move, he's extremely fast for his size, he can block shots, he can be a threat on defense… It's unbelievable,” said the Greek. “We have to prepare for this kid, you know? He's going to be really good,” he predicted.

Son of Felix Wenbanyama, an athletic star, and a former basketball player, Elodie de Fautereau , the physical conditions of the boy already stood out in his early years. Enrolled in the Asvel Villeurbanne , Tony Parker's team, where he took contact with the elite, although without excessive prominence, this season he has enrolled in the Metropolitans, a team in the vicinity of Paris, which emerged from the merger of the historic Racing Paris and Levallois, where this year, under the orders of the French coach Vincent Collet, he will prepare his team. his jump to the US without so much pressure. “The agreement we have is to give him the experience to really play and that will help him make the leap to the NBA.” s known basketball in the United States, has dedicated the cover to him in its latest edition and Wenbanyama confesses his desire to enjoy these last months in France before taking the step to the American league. “I am sad, but I am also excited about what lies ahead. I know that my destiny is here in the United States.”