NBA – Shocked, a Spur lets loose on Wembanyama: “I played with Giannis and I think he…

NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Wembanyama

Victor Wembanyama may be considered an alien, but comparisons with other superstars in the league are numerous. Recently, it was one of his teammates at Spurs who tried to analyze the Frenchman’s potential in relation to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Arriving on the American continent just a few months ago, Victor Wembanyama is already shaking the other franchises in the league. But the Habs didn’t wait to take their first steps on the NBA floor to become a global phenomenon. While he was still playing in the French championship, the Spurs rookie was already widely talked about within the community.

Standing at 2m24, the young prodigy impresses with his athletic qualities and his dexterity with the ball in hand, especially for his large size. This earned him the nickname “Alien” that LeBron James himself gave him, but also comparisons with several superstars from Kevin Durant to Anthony Davis via Giannis Antetokounmpo . Sandro Mamukelashvili preferred to draw a parallel with the Greek.

Wembanyama stronger than Giannis?

Former Bucks player, Sandro Mamukelashvili was able to rub shoulders with Giannis during his first season in 2021-2022. That year, the Greek Freak had just won a ring after back-to-back MVP titles and was on top of the world. Suffice it to say that the Georgian’s statement is daring. But it only took him a few months to realize Wemby’s potential.

And according to him, the first pick of the 2023 Draft could become better than the superstar. When you’re as big as Victor Wembanyama, you could say that you’re trying to aim for the heights. But right now, the sky seems to be the limit. With 20.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 3.4 blocks and 1.3 steals per game, Frenchy is already proving to be one of the most versatile players.

Like the leader of the Bucks, the young nugget from Texas is recognized for his offensive talents, but also his defensive prowess. This is the very point where his name now resonates in the debates for the DPOY, an award that the 29-year-old winger won in 2020 in addition to the MVP. And given his performances this season, it is not unthinkable that the Spurs rookie will do the same in the future.

Nothing seems to be able to stop Victor Wembanyama for what is his first season in the league. His potential seems so immense that his Spurs teammate Sandro Mamukelashvili said the Frenchman could become better than Giannis Antetokounmpo. Just that.

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