For Mr. Macron, “Wemby” will “mark the history” of basketball. Wendell Cruz/REUTERS
The President of the Republic hailed the selection of the 19-year-old French prodigy as number 1 in the NBA Draft on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
A French number 1 in the NBA Draft? Unheard of until Victor Wembanyama, chosen by the Spurs this night, in Brooklyn. An event for hexagonal sport and blue-white-red basketball. This did not escape the President of the Republic, who split a tweet for the occasion. “Victor Wembanyama, the first Frenchman number one in the NBA draft! Dear Victor, you make us dream. No doubt: you will mark the history of your sport“promises Emmanuel Macron.
Small variation in the English version of the Head of State’s tweet, Mr. Macron uring that “Wemby” will “change the game“. From the height of his 2.21m, Victor Wembanyama, 19, is announced as a future giant of the big orange ball. It is in San Antonio, Tony Parker’s former club, that he will discover the joys of the NBA next season.