By signing his first exceptional match in the NBA, after only five outings, Victor Wembanyama has been collecting tributes since Thursday evening. Author of 38 points against Phoenix (132-121), the 19-year-old Frenchman was notably congratulated by one of his idols, Kevin Durant, although beaten in their confrontation. A handsome player, the double NBA champion, aged 35, said he was impressed by “Wemby’s” performance.
“I don’t see anyone like him in the NBA,” he attested after the meeting. I know we're both tall and skinny, I know he watched me play when I was younger, but he watched a lot of others and took inspiration from them. It is unique. He will create his own story, you can try to compare but he will be different from all the others. Devin Booker, Durant's teammate in Phoenix, could only praise the qualities of the Frenchman, who was monstrous on Thursday evening.
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“I think everyone knows that. We're just trying to figure out what it is because we've never seen it before. We got him at the start of the season and hopefully the next time we play him we can make some adjustments to make it more difficult for him. But he has the advantage of measuring 2.24m and being able to shoot everyone. You just have to find different ways to make it more difficult for him. »