NBA Rookie of the Year – “Can’t wait to see what happens next”: When NBA stars pay tribute to Victor Wembanyama

NBA Rookie of the Year – “Can’t wait to see what happens next”: When NBA stars pay tribute to Victor Wembanyama
NBA Rookie of the Year – “Can’t wait to see what happens next”: When NBA stars pay tribute to Victor Wembanyama

It’s crazy“, summed up Victor Wembanyama, visibly touched. It was a story we heard, a bit like last summer during the NBA draft. But that’s not why there weren’t some thrills. Especially since one of Wemby’s partners pulled out all the stops to celebrate this historic title of Rookie of the Year, the first for a Frenchman in the NBA. In a video lasting a few minutes, the “Fanatics” brand has. featured the French pivot walking around a room and discovering the congratulations of some legends of the game, who have also gone through this stage of “Rookie of the year”.

LeBron James, Vince Carter, Kevin Durant, Allen Iverson, Pau Gasol and even Shaquille O’Neal and David Robinson… some of the biggest stars of NBA basketball, present or past, have agreed to play the game to salute his memorable season, height of the immense hopes it arouses. “One hell of a season” KD said. “There were high expectations and you met all those expectations“, summed up Shaq.

LeBron: “This is just the beginning”

If the collective results were not there, with Spurs 14th place in the west, Wemby made an impression by being very impactful when he was on the floor like his 21.4 points , 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.6 blocks, placing him first for the entire NBA in the latter statistical area. And his game, so atypical for a player of his size, amazed everyone, especially his opponents. “I’m very impressed with the way you performed this year,” said Vince Carter. “You will be one of the best ‘Big Men’ in history.“, believes Shaquille O’Neal.

But the stars in this video don’t forget the essentials either. Having passed through there, the various LeBron, Chris Paul, Allen Iverson and co also remind Wemby that this is only the first stone laid. “Stay hungry. Great players always want more. They are never satisfied”, says Carter. “Keep working, and be even stronger than you already are,” adds Allen Iverson. “We can’t wait to see what you do in the next 15 years“, believes Kevin Durant. “This is just the beginning“, concludes LeBron James.

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