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“Legend”: Despite Missing Out on $54,000,000 Worth NBA Star, Victor Wembanyama’s Embrace of New Home Receives High Praise From Lebron James’ Ex-teammate and NBA World

Published 10/02/2023, 12:00 AM EDT

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The NBA world is going gaga about Victor Wembanyama. Everything about him is larger than life. As he is getting ready for his debut season, the San Antonio Spurs are trying to surround him with high-character, high-intelligence players. They were particularly targeting a LeBron’s teammate, but could not get him.

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All eyes are on Wemby, who is a certified San Antonian now. And to be called a “Legend” by a champion, this early in his career, shows the love and the expectation that this rookie commands.

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All the San Antonio No. 1 draft picks have turned out to be legends until now. Somehow, they always get the best centers of the league, who etch out storied careers. Kyle Kuzma, who won a championship with LeBron’s Lakers, must be indicating that when he called Wembanyama a “Legend” in the latter’s Instagram story. If the praises that are heaped on Wemby are true, then he truly is a legend in the making.

The certified San Antonian, that Wembanyama has become, will have to shoulder the expectations of a Gregg Popovich’s team which is on the lookout for talents like Austin Reaves. Austin has made a name for himself with his attitude and doggedness. The Spurs tried to pry him away from the Lakers. But Austin Reaves chose to remain with the Los Angeles team, by signing a $54 million extension.


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Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker, all are part of the San Antonio folklore. One common theme about all these Spurs Legends is that they remained with them for their entire careers, except for Tony Parker who had a short stint outside. What is it about the Spurs system that inculcates such loyalty from its superstars? In some cases, players like Tim Duncan have taken lesser pay to offer their services in order to help the team create bandwidth for other talents.

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Is it Popovich or the Spurs organization that is creating that unselfishness among its players? Outsiders may never know. Regardless of that secret, Wembanyama is in a great situation with the Spurs. They are going to not only equip him with knowledge and skills that he would need as an NBA player, but also would help him become that human being his kith and kin would be proud of. Because, the San Antonio Spurs is not just an NBA team, it is a University.


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Written by:

Vinod Pillai


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Vinod is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having over six years of experience as a creative writer, he combines his passion for basketball with his love for journalism. Being an ardent fan of the NBA, he has been following & learning from reputed insiders & reporters such as Adrian Wojnarowski, Tim Legler, JJ Redick, Stephen A.
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Sameen Nawathe