San Antonio Spurs will groom top pick Wembanyama for greatness

  • Wembanyama hopes to have an impact similar to former Spurs top picks David Robinson and Tim Duncan. He had dinner with the hoops legends after being drafted.
  • LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “Everybody’s been a unicorn over the last few years, but he’s more like an alien.”

Victor Wembanyama, welcome to the biggest sleeping giant in the NBA.

His new employer was dynastic at one point, riding on the broad shoulders of a pair of former No. 1 picks, David Robinson and Tim Duncan, as well as backcourt greats Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, all under the aegis of crochety and at times lovable Coach Gregg Popovich.

The San Antonio Spurs have fallen on some hard times akin to the Depression era, given their history, but help has come from all over the Paris suburbs. Unlike Duncan, who teamed with Robinson to give the league the best version of the Houston Rockets’ Twin Towers of Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson, the youngster isn’t a missing piece in a championship puzzle.

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