San Antonio Spurs Fans Are Over The Moon After Winning Victor Wembanyama Sweepstakes

Victor Wembanyama

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Most of us grew up watching Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs go on the most consistent run in NBA history. Duncan played 19 seasons for the Spurs, and 18 times the team won 50 games. The other time was a shortened season due to a lockout, and they won the championship. And, the Spurs seem to have found their next great center to follow in the footsteps of David Robinson and Duncan, as they won the draft lottery and secured the rights to draft French phenom Victor Wembanyama.

Of course, that means they won Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery. Coming off a 22-60 season, the Spurs had a 14% chance of landing the first pick, and their ping pong balls came up when the time is right.

The last time they picked number one it was indeed Tim Duncan, and all he did was win five titles for the team.

Now, they’re set to get the first pick again, just as a generational center is once again available.

If you’ve been living in a cave, unable to get any news about basketball, you may not know who future Spurs star Victor Wembanyama is. In short, he’s a 7-foot-4, 19-year-old French center that moves like he’s 6-foot-5 and shoots like he’s that height, too. He’s just incredibly good.

And, Spurs fans went absolutely nuts when they saw the news. Take a look.

With the Spurs being one of the best-run franchises in the league, it seems like a perfect landing spot for Victor Wembanyama to live up to his full potential.