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NBA in Paris: Magic Johnson happy to have met Wembanyama, "the best player in the world"


The American legend and the nugget of tricolor basketball met for the first time on Thursday evening.

The meeting took place during the 2nd half of the NBA game between Chicago Bulls and Pistons, Thursday evening at the Accor Arena.

On the edge of the field, Victor Wembanyama met Magic Johnson, the legend of the Lakers.

The nugget from Boulogne-Levallois, 19, was thus able, in the company of his relatives, to exchange a few moments with the former American player.

Without knowing which of the two was the happiest.

🏀 @vicw_32 x @MagicJohnson#NBAParis

— NBA (@NBA) January 19, 2023

“I had the chance to meet and chat with the best player in the world and future n°1 pick of the next NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama!

“, in any case, tweeted Magic Johnson in the process.

If it is not quite a certainty yet, the Frenchman is indeed the big favorite to be the next lucky winner of the NBA entry lottery in June.

“I don't know (if he will be first), replied Adam Silver before the match at Le Parisien.

You know, that day, I am given an envelope before I go on stage and I find out like everyone else who the chosen player is.

They don't tell me anything before, even to me I promise you.

Of course he ticks all the boxes to be number 1. He also has all the qualities to change the game, he has everything to go very high and very far.

But number 1 in Draft doesn't always say much.

If it isn't, it's not that bad.

Michael Jordan (3rd), Kobe Bryant (13th), Luka Doncic (3rd) were not.

They still changed the game of basketball, right?


I had the chance to meet and talk to the best player in the world and this year's number one pick in the NBA draft Victor Wembanyama!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 20, 2023

Source: leparis

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