Wembanyama, Mbappé’s verdict


By: Manu Tournoux

Avid follower of the NBA, Kylian Mbappé keeps an eye on the performances of Victor Wembanyama. For him, the Spurs player is undoubtedly the rookie of the year.

Many football players follow the NBA. In the French team, if Antoine Griezmann is a fan of basketball and US sports, Kylian Mbappé is also a big fan of the North American basketball championship. And all the more so since several French players play there, like Victor Wembanyama drafted by the San Antonio Spurs and who has been floating around within the Texan franchise ever since. Even if his team has had a series of poor performances since the start of the season following a group overhaul, the Frenchman continues to criticize XXL performances. Enough to make Kylian Mbappé react.

For the Frenchman, there is no longer any doubt, “Wemby” is ideally suited to win the prize for best rookie of the regular season. He made it known this Friday, a few hours after the Spurs’ success over the Oklahoma City Thunder (132-118) during which Wembanyama scored twenty-eight points, grabbed thirteen rebounds and offered seven assists. “ ROTY? 10000% », all accompanied by an emoticon in the shape of a Martian head. Note that ROTY means “Rookie of the Year”, in other words “Best young person of the year” in French in the text.

A Martian

Despite all his precocious talent, the former Levallois Metropolitans is far too alone to manage to carry his team which logically occupies last place in the Western Conference with a winning percentage more than three lower than that of the Minnesota Timberwolves, current leaders West. But Victor Wembanyama’s future seems at least focused on success, trophies and records, he who has already received congratulations from many figures in his sport, such as LeBron James who posted on February 24, after having face the Spurs with his Lakers: “ This kid is SPECIAL!! “. Again, with a Martian head as an emoticon.


A young, precocious talent in his sport, Kylian Mbappé inevitably recognized “Wemby” as one of his own. It now remains to be seen whether the French basketball player will receive the famous reward announced by his compatriot.

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