Victor Wembanyama has hit the NBA world like a tidal wave in 2023.
No incoming star since LeBron James has evoked so much hype, attention and emotion as the 19-year-old.
This week, with the San Antonio Spurs’ 2023-24 NBA regular season on the verge of commencing, Wembanyama sat down with Malika Andrews for an interview.
One viral image from their get-together quickly emerged.
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“Hold up, Malika. How tall are you [because] it look you’re almost there?” one fan wondered.
“Damn you’re pretty tall yourself to be up there next to him,” another fan agreed.
Wembanyama is obviously getting used to being in the headlines. Over the last few months alone he has trended for everything ranging from how jacked he got during the offseason to the way his new haircut makes him look like Tim Duncan to his take on the Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James GOAT debate.
He is just that level of superstar at this juncture.
Not that Andrews is a slouch in her own right when it comes to landing in the news.
Kay Adams couldn’t stop flirting with her NFL quarterback crush this week:https://t.co/QIWlu05QtO
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 23, 2023
Big picture, based on the sort of campaign Wembanyama figures to have in 2023, ESPN’s fawning coverage of superstars and the prominent role Andrews plays in basketball programming at the Worldwide Leader in Sports – this likely isn’t the last time these two will speak.
Will Wembanyama and Andrews’ next interaction spark as much viral buzz as this one ultimately did? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.