Bettor Places $60K On Victor Wembanyama Getting Drafted At No. 1 For Laughably Tiny Return

Victor Wembanyama at a press conference ahead of the 2023 NBA Draft

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Every seasoned sports bettor knows there’s no easier way to fall into a trap than convincing yourself a wager is a “sure thing,” as you’re basically just asking for the universe to hit you with a massive dose of karma if you throw down money on a bet you’re convinced you can’t lose.

With that said, it’s very, very, very hard to imagine Adam Silver won’t be uttering Victor Wembanyama’s name when he steps up to the podium to announce the first pick in the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday, as the 7’5″ French phenom has been the presumptive No. 1 choice since he took the world by storm last year.

At this point, you’d think most sportsbooks wouldn’t even give bettors the option to place a wager on Wembanyama getting scooped up by the Spurs, as he has all of the makings of a generational talent who is poised to take the NBA by storm when he inevitably makes his grand debut with San Antonio next season.

However, DraftKings was still letting users do exactly that on Tuesday night, and one person apparently decided the -20000 odds Wembanyama was getting justified the $60,000 they placed in the hopes of walking away with a grand total of $300 if (or, if we’re being realistic, when) he’s selected with the first overall pick on Thursday.

At the end of the day, $300 is still $300, and it’s kind of hard to blame anyone who has $60,000 laying around for trying to make what seems to be some incredibly easy money.

It’s also hard to imagine there’s anything that could cause the Spurs to change their mind about going with Wembanyama; they probably wouldn’t have had to think twice about sticking with the big man even if he’d managed to tear his rotator cuff while throwing out the opening pitch at a Yankees game on Tuesday.

As a result, they probably won’t have to sweat this bet that much.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.