No fan is more pleased with the direction of their franchise at the moment in the NBA than the San Antonio Spurs, who recently selected French superstar Victor Wambanyama with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2023 NBA Draft.
Vembanayama has been the unanimous top pick in this year’s draft for quite some time now, with everyone believing that he will be an instant superstar in the league and a player who can immediately make a difference to the franchise.
Many believe Wombanyyama to be the best NBA prospect since LeBron James in 2003, which will be tough to live up to, but the Spurs are confident he can do it.
Along with celebrating the arrival of Wembanayama, Spurs fans can also celebrate the past today, as it marks the anniversary of the team’s first title, with Tim Duncan and David Robinson leading the way through the StateMuseum in San Antonio.
24 years ago today, Tim Duncan and David Robinson won their first NBA Finals in only 5 games:
Duncan – Robinson –
27.4 ppg 16.6 ppg
14.0 rpg 11.8 rpg
1.0 SPG 1.0 SPG
2.2 bpg 3.0 bpg… pic.twitter.com/BYHgPVe1ia
— Statmuse (@statmuse) 25 June 2023
It was the first of five titles won by the Spurs, with Duncan being the face of his franchise, who had recently been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his achievements in San Antonio.
Duncan has set the template for winning consecutive championships and leading a team for almost two decades, Vembanyama will look to follow in his footsteps and with the help of Greg Popovich, he will be able to do so.
Even though Popovich said years ago that he would ride off into the sunset with Duncan, the legendary head coach is still doing his job in San Antonio and is excited about the future with Wembanyama poised to become the league’s next superstar.
Manu Ginobili reacts to meeting Victor Vembanyama over dinner