Now that he has officially become an NBA player, all eyes will be on Victor Vembanyama now more than ever.
There has been a lot of talk, speculation and hype about the Frenchman, so it seems that he is not allowed to fail, not even on the first day.
Which is why when the San Antonio Spurs posted a video of him working out and missing shot after shot, social media turned unkind, with people calling him bad and bad and whatnot.
With that in mind, Dan Patrick asked Spurs legend Sean Elliott whether the team was trying to manipulate expectations regarding their prized rookie or whether they just forgot to edit out the clip.
Sean Elliott says he is not judging Victor Vembanyama after his social media videos where he missed a few shots. pic.twitter.com/3nkDfKFoGv
– The Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) 27 June 2023
Elliott laughed out loud that he was not going to judge Vembanyama based on one clip and a few missed shots.
Truth be told, this clip is far from flattering.
He fails one jumper after another and is only able to connect on a few dunks and a twelve-footer.
Then again, it’s not like we don’t have hours and hours of tapes and footage of actual pros dominating grown men in competitive basketball tournaments, so maybe we shouldn’t read too much into it.
As great a prospect as he is, he is still a prospect.
The pains and the nights will go on and on, as with every superstar in this league.
But that’s the kind of scrutiny that comes with being the No. 1 pick in the draft, especially when so much has been said about him.
Victor Vembanyama has made a remarkable summer decision