He had the right to the applause of the 3,000 spectators, when his presence was announced by the announcer of the Maurice-Thorez sports hall in Nanterre.
The new Paris Saint-Germain striker, Hugo Ekitike, made a detour to Hauts-de-Seine on Monday evening, to watch the duel between California BC and French hopefuls.
In the American team in full European tour, Bronny and Bryce, both sons of LeBron James, or Justin Pippen, son of Scottie.
An event which caused great enthusiasm among basketball fans, who filled the usual Nanterre 92 gymnasium. In the stands, several names well known to sports fans were there.
In the front row in front of the parquet floors, Hugo Ekitike was seated with Nicolas Batum, silver medalist with the Blues of basketball at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Hugo Ekitike ⚽ X Nicolas Batum 🏀 pic.twitter.com/BS1lQPC9t2
— Ekitike📈Stats (@Ekitike_stats) August 15, 2022
Wembanyama, its “twin”
The Clippers player also received a huge ovation from the public, delighted to see one of the best players in the French team present in Nanterre.
He did not fail to greet the crowd and thank them with a wave of the hand.
Installed behind him, his NBA coach, Tyronn Lue, was also there.
Another star acclaimed by the public, Victor Wembanyama.
Announced as the first choice of the next NBA draft, the 18-year-old Frenchman is a real phenomenon.
He also took advantage of his visit to be interviewed by ESPN, but above all to see his little brother, Oscar, play at the end of the game.
The current Metropolitans 92 player also took the break with Hugo Ekitike.
“My twin, the best of his generation,” wrote the Parisian striker about him in his Instagram story.
Next trip for the former Reims, the visit of PSG to Lille, this Sunday, for the 3rd day of Ligue 1.