‘Victor Wembanyama is unlike anything you’ve seen before’: America stunned

He had warned:This is the most important game of my life.” And he rose to the challenge he had set for himself: on Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Victor Wembanyama did not miss his first meeting on American soil in a showcase match broadcast by national broadcaster exploded his standards, which were already very high for an 18-year-old teenager: 37 points, 7/11 threes, 4 rebounds and 5 blocks. Despite the loss of the Metropolitans 92 from Boulogne-Levallois to the G-League Ignite ( 122-115 ), the phenomenon has blinded the press and observers, who have, however, been warned by the magnitude of the wave being announced during the 2023 draft.

The 200 NBA scouts and executives who came to see the show didn’t have to pay for their tickets Tuesday night, but if they did, they would not have been harmed at all costsShe starts the Washington Post. Wembanyama has displayed all the skills that confirm him as the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft.” “Have you ever seen a 2.21m player carry the ball like that?“, asks the SportsCenter Twitter account for… 41 million subscribers! “One of a kind,” replies the official account of the NBA.

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ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony, who has called him “best perspective in the world‘ was not disappointed by the one whose hype has already largely crossed the Atlantic: ‘He showed exactly why he is considered a generational talent.“His long-range fight with Scoot Henderson, the other sensation of the next draft,”did not disappoint, both showing what made them so special. The future of the NBA is clearly in good hands‘ Givony wrote on Twitter.

I saw everything I needed to see: 1. Victor Wembanyama, 2. Scoot Henderson, 3-14: You should have tanked more or had better luck at the lottery pick“, Disc Keith Smith, American journalist. “Victor Wembanyama is unlike anything you’ve seen before (no, really)‘, title for his part of the Bleacher Report, packed, like everyone else, through the Frenchie’s gargantuan evening.

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And to insist:Again, we’ve never seen a player quite like this one, so comparisons are hard to draw. The only names that come to mind are a seven foot tall Kevin Durant on offense and a more agile Rudy Gobert on defense. (…) This could be one of the biggest drafts since LeBron James. Prospects who inspire that level of trust don’t show up often. Prospects like Wembanyama never show up…. Never.”

It was a great experience said the hero of the evening.I can’t wait to do it again. I know we’ll start again in two days, then for the rest of my life.“Here’s who definitely walks the path…

Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas, 2022

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