The four-time NBA champion spoke for the first time after the draft of the 19-year-old prodigy.
“Congratulations, I’m very happy for you“. Relatively quiet about Victor Wembanyama’s Drafteven if he has spoken widely on the subject in recent weeks, Tony Parker mentioned his successor at Spurs in a program broadcast on The Players’ Tribune. “I know you wanted to go to San Antonio and play for the Spurs. Now it will happen. I hope you will change basketball for the better and that you will live up to all expectations. Your agent showed me a crazy video: on the morning of the Draft, you said you knew you were going to Spurs. Now this is reality. Now it’s up to you to bring us a title (smile)“, has fun “TPwho won four rings with the San Antonio Spurs, in 2003, 2005, 2007 (Finals MVP) and 2014.
And to add:I still live in San Antonio, I still have my house there. It will be great to welcome him and try to help him as much as possible when he settles down in San Antonio.“. This should put an end to rumors of a falling out, while Parker’s absence from a dinner attended by several former San Antonio legends (Robinson, Duncan, Ginobili, Elliott) with “Wemby” was much commented on… that Wembanyama, 19, left the Asvel of “TP” after only one season, in 2021, in order to join the Mets. And this while Lyon-Villeurbanne had to build around it.