French soccer star Kylian Mbappé and basketball prodigy Victor Wembanyama are both at the top of their game, with Mbappé leading France to the world cup title in 2018 and Wembanyama is likely to be selected with the first pick of the 2023 NBA Draft.
But the two stars are built differently.
Mbappé is a 5-foot-10-inch soccer star. while Wembanyama is the perfect basketball size, standing at 7ft 5in, while he possesses a base handle and shooting bunt.
On Tuesday, Mbappé stood next to the French basketball star as he prepared for the NBA Draft Lotteryand the difference in size was impressive.
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Wembanyama soon learned the Saint Anthony Spurs he would have the right to recruit him in June; the lottery balls fell into place for the Spurs to select first overall for the third time in franchise history.
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«My heart is beating [fast]Wembanyama told ESPN after learning of his likely fate. «I have everyone I know, everyone I love around me. It’s a really special moment that I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.»
the last two times Saint Anthony owner of the first overall pick, the organization selected future NBA Hall of Famers David Robinson and Tim Duncan.
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«It’s a bit surreal,» Spurs general manager RC Buford told The Athletic. «You don’t expect that. We haven’t had time to digest it together. It can be amazing for our organization, for our communities, for our fans around the world and for our team. The opportunity to add a great young prospect to a young team and let them growing up together, it’s amazing.»
He NBA Draft 2023 It takes place on June 22.