Parker predicts ‘Tim Duncan-like career’ for Wembanyama with Spurs


On the sidelines of the inauguration of the National Sports Museum on Friday in Nice, Tony Parker said all the good things he thinks of Victor Wembanyama. « TP » sees very big for the one who is about to join San Antinio, his former team in the NBA.

« Wemby » in the footsteps of « TP ». After playing in the Betclic Elite finals with the Mets 92 against Monaco, Victor Wembanyama will make his grand entrance into the big leagues, in the NBA. Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, the French phenomenon (2.22m) follows in the footsteps of Tony Parker, four-time League champion with the Texas franchise (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014).

Dithyrambic about the crack of Boulogne-Levallois, the president of ASVEL is not at all worried about his future success. He sees in him a trajectory similar to that of one of his famous teammates and accomplices in San Antonio.

« The potential to change the history of basketball »

« We talk regularly, said Tony Parker on Friday on the sidelines of the inauguration of the National Sports Museum in Nice. I am very, very happy for him and very, very happy for us, the Spurs. He has incredible potential. He can have a Tim Duncan career. He can change a franchise. I can’t wait to see all of that. »

While waiting to find out if « Wemby » will perform as well as the 2.11m American pivot, the former point guard dares to go even further when asked if the 19-year-old is capable of changing the history of basketball: « He has the potential for », assures TP.

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