Victor Wembanyama

The San Antonio Spurs were in a state of limbo for much longer than fans are used to after Kawhi Leonard's departure. They weren't quite bad enough to get a number-one pick, but they also weren't good enough to make the playoffs. That all changed when they won the ultimate NBA Lottery, and Victor Wembanyama appears to be perfectly ready to take the torch from Tim Duncan this season. He's not only impressive on the court, but all indications point to him being a humble, laid-back individual who only cares about winning and supporting his teammates. He's exactly what the once-dynastic franchise needed to get back to relevance, and something tells me he's going to send shockwaves through the league for the next two decades.
- Josh Paredes
FanSided Sports Director

Best fan moment of the year

On June 22, 2023, Victor Wembanyama officially walked the stage as the number one overall pick and threw on his San Antonio Spurs hat. Minutes later, his emotions poured out as he told the national audience, “Hearing that sentence from Adam Silver, I’ve dreamed of it so much.” That moment showed fans everywhere just how much making the NBA means to him, and there are many reasons to believe he’ll be the next big sports superstar.

Why you should join this fandom

Do yourself a favor and look up some interviews with Victor Wembanyama. Aside from his insane on-court skills, his wise-beyond-his-years attitude and extremely likable personality make him a must-follow for the next 20+ years.