NBA: Victor Wembanyama in San Antonio Spurs debut in Las Vegas
Victor Wembanyama arrives for his San Antonio Spurs debut in the NBA Summer League game with the Charlotte Hornets as he leaves the drama of Britney Spears behind
NBA No. 1 draft pick Victor Wembanyama finally makes his debut for the San Antonio Spurs.
Basketball fans have been waiting for this moment for a while and the criticism of his very first game has only intensified due to the feud with Britney Spears in Las Vegas leading up.
New video footage emerged earlier today showing the pop star being beaten by a guard protecting the 7-foot-4 phenomenon.
Wembanyama addressed the Spears saga on Thursday night, 24 hours before arriving at the Thomas & Mack Center as a Spurs player.
He had not played in the team’s first two games in the NBA Summer League.
Victor Wembanyama arrives Friday night for his San Antonio Spurs debut in Las Vegas
Rapper J. Cole (center) was one of thousands who came to the NBA Summer League
The scrutiny of his very first game has only intensified due to the feud with Britney Spears
The top pick of this year’s NBA Draft is settling into his new life in San Antonio.
He was greeted by fans at the airport the day after he was called up and then unveiled to the city at San Antonio’s famous River Walk.
Wembanyama is also playing more recently than the college stars he was drafted with – taking his former French team, Mets 92, to the LNB Pro A final.
But he was expected to make his debut today against the Charlotte Hornets against Brandon Miller, the second pick of the draft.
Fans turned out — some even wearing Mets 92 jerseys — along Sports front office report that it was a sale with 17,500 tickets purchased.
Rapper J. Cole was one of thousands who wanted to catch a glimpse of Wembanyama.
The 19-year-old insisted he focused on basketball throughout the Spears drama.
Spears “wants an apology” after being beaten by Wembanyama’s security detail, with a source close to the singer telling DailyMail.com that the guard’s actions were dangerous and “disgusting.”
The 41-year-old was hit on Wednesday as she walked up to the sports star outside a Las Vegas restaurant.
The Las Vegas Police Department’s investigation found that Spears was the one who punched herself in the face after the guard protecting the French 19-year-old pushed her hand away from him.
Spears herself said on Friday that she didn’t blame Wembanyama, but felt she had been treated unfairly.
She wrote on Instagram that she wouldn’t claim she was a victim, but added, “I don’t feel like I’ve been treated as an equal person in this country.”