Days Before NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama Throws First Pitch for the Yankees

Victor Wembanyama might want to consider sticking to basketball, but was a good sport when he gave baseball a shot earlier this week.

The 7-foot-5-inch baller is presumed to be the No. 1 NBA draft pick on Thursday night. But on Tuesday, the 19-year-old from France tried his hand at baseball by throwing the first pitch at the Yankees game.

Victor Wembanyama Threw The First Pitch At The Yankees Game Ahead Of The Draft

Victor Wembanyama

Embracing American sports, Wembanyama, who his fans call “Wemby” gave baseball a shot by throwing the first pitch at the Yankees game on Tuesday. Wearing an open Yankees jersey and shorts, he pitched a fastball that ended up outside of the catcher’s reach. Not letting that deter his mood, he smiled and shrugged his attempt off.

Many people comment on how tall Wembanyama is and how normal everyday things look out of the ordinary for him.

Official NBA Buzz shared a photo on Instagram showing what the size of a baseball looks like in Wembanyama’s hand.

They captioned the video, “Victor Wembanyama holding a baseball is INSANE! 😳⚾️.”

Many NBA fans dropped into the comments to leave their thoughts on how little the baseball looked being held by the 19-year-old.

“Alright I can see how that would be hard to throw a baseball. It’s the equivalent of us average people throwing a marble 😂,” one person wrote.

Another person added, “Looks like he’s holding a stone.”


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