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Victor Wembanyama recalls his days as a soccer player

Prior to his basketball dominance, the rookie showcased his skills as a soccer player in France.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Following Tuesday’s shootaround in San Antonio, Victor Wembanyama engaged with the media. Offering another intriguing tidbit about the rookie sensation, he was asked about the longest streak of consecutive losses he’d faced prior to the recent NBA losing streak. Victor candidly reminisced about his childhood soccer days, recalling that his teams weren’t good.

He humorously revealed he mostly played as a goalie, a fitting role given his impressive size and length. However, he was inclined to underscore his versatility, noting that he was able to play various positions on the pitch.

Evidence supporting his soccer skills surfaced in this video showcasing Wemby juggling a soccer ball and displaying impressive moves. It seems there’s little this man can’t do!


Victor has previously expressed his fandom for Paris St-Germain. A photo from last summer captured PSG star Kylian Mbappe looking up at Wembanyama, reminding us yet again how tall he is.

Despite recent games lacking clutch moments, the rookie surprisingly ranks in the top 25 for clutch points, edging out NBA superstars—a surprising stat.

Comparisons between the early careers of LeBron James and Victor Wembanyama reveal impressive statistics favoring Wemby, despite playing 11 fewer minutes per game than the King.