The tribute to Victor Wembanyama from former NBA Rookies of the Year

«Hey Vic! » Invited by the official NBA jersey retailer to a private tour of a showroom dedicated to rookies of the year, Victor Wembanyama, Trophy winner in 2024he was surprised to hear familiar voices speaking to him as he admired the official souvenirs in the shop windows.

The Frenchman first asked himself if it wasn’t artificial intelligence software that was animating the faces of LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, David Robinson and other of his glorious predecessors by speaking to them on the screens on the walls, in a friendly tone ” All right “ of “Shaq” in French.

But the characters suddenly became very real to congratulate him. Shaquille O’Neal: “Expectations were high, you met them all.” Jason Kidd: “Number 1 in the league in blocks and deflected shots… Man, you set the bar so high. » “Before you even got to the NBA, I had the chance to see all the work you do, day in and day out”say hello to Chris Paul.

Kevin Durant wishes him so “Welcome to the Rookie of the Year club. » Vince Carter gives him some advice: “Stay hungry. The older ones stay hungry and always want more, they are never satisfied. » The conclusion is signed by LeBron James: “It’s just the beginning. Kisses, my brother. » Wembanyama was visibly very moved: “It’s crazy…” He has already joined an incredible brotherhood. Like the way he looks.

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