“His Career Almost Ended Here”: 7’4 Starlet Victor Wembanyama “Falling Like a Giraffe” Gives NBA World a Scare

Published 01/22/2023, 9:52 AM EST
HENDERSON, NEVADA – OCTOBER 06: Victor Wembanyama #1 of Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 takes a shot during warm-up before an exhibition game against G League Ignite at The Dollar Loan Center on October 06, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Ever heard of Victor Wembanyama? The 18-year-old French basketball sensation is one of the hottest talents looking to make his way into the NBA currently. With a physicality like no other, he has the added benefit of having good handles. However, his career could’ve ended very recently even before the fans got a glimpse of him. In a recent clip doing the rounds of the internet, Wembanyama gave the whole world a scare.

He fell down awkwardly during a game and struggled to even get up. With fans labeling his fall as almost giraffe-like, this clip has got the fanbase buzzing.

Awkward fall by future NBA sensation sends shockwaves across fans

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French wonderkid Victor Wembanyama is only 18 years old standing at a huge frame of 7-foot-4 inches. He is projected to be the #1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft and teams have gone head over hills for him. Various teams in the league are reportedly resorting to tanking in order to draft Wembanyama.

During a recent game, the 7-foot-4 inches tall sensation had an awkward fall and the clip has gone viral on the internet. Interestingly, a fan has labeled his fall as almost ‘giraffe-like’. Here’s what NBA fans on Twitter had to say about Wembanyama’s recent scare.

Fans certainly had a scare right there with Wembanyama. Thankfully, any recent reports about Wembanyama have not talked about any injury, so fans and teams can breathe a sigh of relief.

Wembanyama was recently in attendance during an NBA game

Following his rise to stardom, Victor Wembanyama has made numerous appearances in NBA games. Most recently, he was seen attending a game between the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls.

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Basketball – NBA Paris Game 2023 – Detroit Pistons v Chicago Bulls – Accor Arena, Paris, France – January 19, 2023 Metropolitans 92’s Victor Wembanyama REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

He was seen meeting up with greats like Ben Wallace and San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker. The Bulls won the game convincingly with a 126-108 scoreline. Zach LaVine scored 30 points to guide his team to a well-earned victory. Currently, the Bulls are 10th in the Eastern Conference and the Detroit Pistons. Can any one of these teams land Wembanyama? Only time can tell.

WATCH THIS STORY: Travis Scott, Kylian Mbappe, and other superstars made tiny in front of  7’2 Victor Wembanyama

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What are your predictions for Victor Wembanyama in the upcoming 2023 NBA draft? Let us know in the comments down below.

 

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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