NBA – His season almost over, Wembanyama bluntly on the Paris Olympics: “It’s really…

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If San Antonio will see its season end in a few days, this is not the case for Victor Wembanyama.

The French pivot will indeed compete in the Olympic Games this summer, a deadline on which he spoke to the media at a press conference.

What can we say about Victor Wembanyama’s rookie season, except that it was absolutely enormous?

Highly anticipated after being selected first in the draft, the former Boulogne-Levallois did much more than meet expectations.

The big man has simply crushed the competition in the race for Rookie of the Year, even managing to put Chet Holmgren in his rearview mirror in recent weeks.

Result of the races as the campaign comes to an end: 21.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.6 blocks on average.

An absolutely terrifying statistical production to which is added a host of precocity records and other all-time performances, like the latest against the Sixers .

We know Texan leaders who must be rubbing their hands after hitting the jackpot.

The future of the Éperons therefore seems bright, but this is also the case for the French team.

While Nicolas Batum is about to retire and Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier and other Nando De Colos are in their thirties, Wemby embodies the ultra-promising future of the French selection.

He will also be able to demonstrate a few bits of it in the coming summer, since he will participate in the Paris Olympic Games.

Victor Wembanyama ultra-impatient as the 2024 Olympics approach

After a catastrophic 2023 World Cup from which he was absent, the pivot as well as the Blues will be keen to redeem himself from public opinion, especially since the tournament will take place in France.

Which obviously adds a little more to the motivation of Vincent Collet’s men and more particularly that of the V, while he will be competing in his very first competition with the main team:

As a spectator, watching the Olympic Games was incredible but it wasn’t in France, it was in countries that were far away.

I’m paying a lot of attention to it, but we’ll see.

Representing the host country means a lot to me. I’m eager to.

It’s really a dream for me to participate in the Olympic Games, a lifelong dream.

I’m going to make the most of it.

Ready to do battle on the FIBA ​​scene which he dominated in the youth selections, the rookie will have his work cut out for him since France will face world champion Germany in the group stages.

After that, we may have to measure ourselves against other big names like Canada, Serbia or obviously the indestructible Team USA armed with Joel Embiid .

Suffice to say that the fight promises to be intense.

Victor Wembanyama has broken everything in the NBA this season, but that is not enough for him and the Spurs pivot intends to do the same during the next Olympic Games.

We wish him that with all our hearts, because it could greatly help the French team go far. And maybe even until the end, who knows?

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