Renowned NBA figure Jerry West offers an insightful assessment of Victor Wembanyama.
While Victor Wembanyama has yet to make his debut in the NBA, there is a strong consensus that he is destined to become a standout star within the league. This sentiment is shared not only by fans but also by NBA legends, with Jerry West being one of them.
“A disclaimer first, because I’m still involved with the Clippers today and you’re really not supposed to talk about other players, and I hope the NBA understands that,” West said. “He is one of those players that you feel like he’s gonna be an iconic player. If you watch him, he’s highly skilled. He probably needs to be more schooled in the NBA. He can run, he can shoot three-point shots, I think his best skill is going to be blocking shots early in his career. For people that haven’t seen him play, he’s pretty spectacular.”
West’s admiration extends beyond Wembanyama’s on-court abilities; he also marvels at Victor Wembanyama’s proficiency in addressing the public. According to Jerry West, Victor Wembanyama has the potential to transcend the role of a mere basketball player.
Similar to the towering expectations once placed upon Zion Williamson, the NBA holds lofty anticipations for Victor Wembanyama. Unfortunately, Zion’s career trajectory has been hindered by injuries and challenges in maintaining his well-being. It is hoped that Victor Wembanyama’s journey will follow a different path, avoiding the setbacks that have plagued other rising stars.