NBA: Compared to Mbappé, Wembanyama empties his bag and sends him a huge message


If France lost this Sunday in the World Cup final, Kylian Mbappé’s performance will remain etched in our memories. Author of a hat-trick and first scorer in the penalty shootout, the Frenchman single-handedly revived the French team, then largely dominated by Argentina. An XXL performance hailed by Victor Wembanyama.

French sport has many nuggets. Announced as the next first draft pick NBA, Victor Wembanyama is undoubtedly the greatest hope of planetary basketball. A huge talent from the orange ball who can draw inspiration from Kylian Mbappe, already author of an exceptional career at only 23 years old. This Sunday, the native of Paris achieved one of the greatest performances in the history of the world Cupwhich is insufficient, however, to allow Blues to retain their title of world champion.

« It’s rather flattering to be compared to him »

In an interview given to Parisian, Victor Wembanyama confided to having attended the greatest football match of his life and spoke of the performance of Kylian Mbappe : “He does not necessarily have to be a source of inspiration to recognize his greatness. It’s obvious how big he is and only people who are in denial can’t, or won’t, acknowledge him.“, he confided before expressing himself on the comparisons between the two nuggets of French sport: “Honestly, it’s kind of flattering to be compared to him, isn’t it? There is worse« .

“We both have to write our own story”

Victor Wembanyama and Kylian Mbappe are both immensely talented in their respective sports, but the young basketball player intends to write his own story: « I can understand the comparisons: we are both young, from the same generation and we are trying to accomplish things each in our sport. But we both have to write our own story and for him as for me, even if he took a little head start, it is only just beginning. Many things are still to be written and I hope that, for him as well as for me, the pages will be beautiful“, confided the player of the Metropolitans 92, whose sporting career began as a football goalkeeper.



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