The San Antonio Spurs just made the easiest decision in franchise history … taking international sensation Victor Wembanyama with the first pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
The 19-year-old French big man was the most hyped prospect since LeBron James … in large in part due to his 7’5″ frame, smooth ball-handling skills and impressive shooting ability.
In fact, Wemby was a massive betting favorite to have his name called first on Thursday at -50000 odds (you’d have to bet $50k just to win a hundred bucks).
Wembanyama was a star for the LNB Pro A’s Metropolitans 92 this past season … racking up 21.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3 blocks a game.
The selection was pretty much set in stone after the ping pong balls landed in the Spurs’ favor at the Draft Lottery last month … which was unofficially dubbed the Wemby Sweepstakes.
Wemby is already a massive star in the States … as there have been massive crowds following him throughout NYC this week.
The rest of the draft will get a bit more interesting … with stars like Scoot Henderson and Brandon Miller slated to round out the top 3.
One thing’s for sure … Wemby won’t have to pay for a meal in San Antonio again.
Welcome to the league, rook!!