While Victor Wembanyama should be chosen by the Spurs during the Draft, Nicolas Batum believes that San Antonio is the ideal place for the hatching of the French prodigy.
The verdict is in! At the end of the Lottery carried out on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, San Antonio won the 1st choice of the next Draft. It is therefore with the Spurs that the French prodigy Victor Wembanyama should make his NBA debut, like a certain Tony Parker before him.
Asked about the subject, Nicolas Batum sees it as a nice wink. ” The thing with the NBA is that it’s always story-telling. It’s like when Dirk Nowitzki was about to retire, there was a Luka Doncic who arrived at the Mavs. With Vic, we already knew last year that he was going to end up landing at Spurs. I’m not saying the Lottery is rigged, I’m not saying that. But the NBA is so crazy about this stuff, this storytelling. It’s all about fate in this league.” Batum told a podcast, in remarks relayed by BasketUsa.
The Los Angeles Clippers player still believes that San Antonio is “the ideal spot” for Wembanyama’s debut in the NBA. But beware, the young giant (2.21m, 19 years old) will have to be strong if he wants to leave the same mark as Parker in Texas. “He’s going to have to follow in Tony’s footsteps, after what Tony has done for his franchise, it’s a hell of a challenge for him, consider Bath Say, ‘Okay, Tony was a six-time All-Star, he’s got four rings and his jersey was retired. Do better than him. Do better than that'”