Victor Vembanyama finds out what the media circus is like when you’re an NBA superstar, and he’s ready for a break.
Spurs no. 1 overall pick said Sunday after his second NBA Summer League game that he would “disappear from the media” for the rest of the offseason, likely taking a vacation and enjoying time away from the game. by Justin Russo,
Wembanyama’s avoidance of the media would follow a highly publicized incident in Las Vegas when Britney Spears accused Spurs’ head of security Damian Smith of slapping her when he tried to approach Wembanyama.
Las Vegas police said no charges would be filed in the case.
“When I came back to the hotel, I didn’t forget about it, but I thought it was no big deal,” he told reporters last Thursday. “And then [I was told] It was Britney Spears. At first, I said, ‘No, you’ve got to be kidding!’ But yeah, it turns out she was Britney Spears. I have never seen his face.
Vembanyama, a generational prospect from France whose no. The 1st overall selection by the Spurs sparked a whirlwind of excitement, saying he was ready to quell the chaos.
“In the last month, I think basketball was not even 50% of my schedule. I can’t stand it. I know this is a special moment in my life, but I’m glad it’s over… I just want to walk around,” Vembanyama said. by Tomar Azarli,
The French center, who is 19 years old and stands 7 feet 3 inches, bounced back in his second summer league game after a disappointing start, going 2 of 13 and getting dunked by Kai Jones.
He looked like the prince he was promised on Sunday, exploding for 27 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks against the Portland Trail Blazers as he showed off the skills that have made him such an enticing prospect .
The NBA Summer League in Vegas kicks off on July 17.