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Did you ever think Rudy Gobert would look short next to anyone? Victor Wembanyama is unreal!

With the upcoming Paris Olympics right around the corner, all NBA players participating in the tournament have already begun practicing with their fellow countrymen. While everyone is excited to see how the star-studded Team USA will perform, a lot of eyes are also on the French NT, which will see the unusual pairing of Centers Rudy Gobert and Victor Wembanyama. The duo has already started making headlines as everyone was left in utter shock when they saw Gobert being dwarfed while standing next to Wemby, making many wonder about the actual height of The Stifle Tower.

Well, in a team picture taken ahead of France’s friendly encounter against Turkey, Gobert and Wemby were pictured standing side by side. But Wemby was clearly towering over each one of his teammates. No, Gobert is not a short player in any regard just to be clear. In fact, the Wolves Center is one of the tallest players in the league, standing at 7’1”.

During the 2013 draft combine, Gobert was measured at 7’0.5” without shoes!

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Regardless, Gobert falls a tad bit short in front of Wemby, who was measured at almost 7’4” at the Draft Combine last year. With his incredible length, he is also the tallest player in the league today, tied with Boban Marjanovic.

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Who is the most intimidating player in the NBA right now?

Victor Wembanyama

Rudy Gobert

Giannis Antetokounmpo

LeBron James

Although not as tall as Wemby, Rudy is currently the 7th tallest player, tied with seven other players, including Chet Holmgren, Brook Lopez, and more. But the real height difference comes to light when you realize that Evan Fournier, who is standing to the left of Wemby in the team picture, is listed as 6’6”. Yet, he is barely able to reach Wemby’s shoulder and Gobert’s neck! That just goes to show how tall these two Centers are.

Victor Wembanyama is coming for Rudy Gobert’s title

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Towering over Rudy, Wemby has already asserted his dominance over the veteran superstar in terms of height. Now, he is ready to take over on the court as well. With an unbelievable rookie season, averaging 21.4 points and more importantly, leading the league in blocks with 3.6 per game, He made many believe that he would win the DPOY trophy in his 1st year. Unfortunately, that did not take place as Rudy took home the award for the 4th time in his career, despite averaging lower numbers than Wemby but on a better team.

Although Victor missed out on a historic achievement, he was confident that his time was going to come soon. “I know that Rudy has a very good chance of winning it this year, and it would be deserved… Let him win it now because after that, it’s no longer his turn.”

Despite Wemby’s warning, there is no bad blood between the two big men, as Gobert is a guide to the Spurs star. “I’ve tried to be the best mentor I can be for him… He’s definitely part of the new generation, and I think he is going to create his own lane, be unique. I’m excited to watch him.” Gobert said in an interview earlier this year.

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And the duo has already started showcasing their incredible chemistry as France blew Turkey out 96-46 in the recent friendly matchup. As expected, Wemby was the star of the show as he finished with a game-high 24 points in the win. With that, the players on the French squad have high expectations from their big-men duo of Gobert and Wemby. “There’s still work to be done. But when you have two greats, it helps a lot.” their teammate Batum said about the duo.

It’ll be interesting to see how the two 7-footers perform as teammates in Paris.