Victor Wembanyama, known as the “French Freak”, is preparing for his first NBA careernbaIn preparation for the season, he said he hoped he could lead San AntonioSpursreturnnba,
Winbanyama, considered a generational magician, was selected by the Spurs as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft in June this year. He hopes that he can contribute to the team immediately.
When asked what his goals were for his first season with the Spurs, 19-year-old Wembanyama replied: “Get a ticket to the playoffs.”
The last time the Spurs made the playoffs was in the 2018–19 season, when they were eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in the first round.
The inclusion of Vembanyam in the team has increased the expectations of the fans towards Spurs, as this talented young player is expected to change the fortunes of the team rapidly.
Wembanyama told reporters today at an online press conference to release the trailer of the French TV Canal+ documentary “Un1q” (tentative translation) that even though his entry into the NBA was highly publicized, he did not feel pressure at all .
“I don’t feel any pressure, it’s just part of a basketball career,” he said.
“When you have lofty goals, it’s normal to have so much attention, doubt and criticism from people.”
Although Wembunyama hopes to help the Spurs reach the playoffs again as soon as possible, he said he will wait patiently to realize his long-term dream of winning an NBA championship.
He said: “The best thing about the future is not knowing what is waiting for us. It is very difficult to win a (championship) ring, but I am patient and I know it will happen at some point.”
Wembanya’s NBA regular season debut is expected to take place on October 25, when the Spurs face the Dallas Mavericks at home in the team’s first game of the 2023–24 season.
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