- Victor Wembanyama and the Spurs play the Knicks at MSG on Wednesday night
- Tom Brady met him before the game and said he’s “an incredible young man.”
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Tom Brady has met Victor Wembanyama, the San Antonio Spurs rookie who has taken the NBA by storm and the most hyped Draft first pick in basketball since LeBron James.
Brady brought his eldest son Jack to meet the Frenchman and his friend Michael Rubin – the founder of Fanatics – ahead of Wembanyama’s first performance at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
The 7ft-4ins Wembanyama towered over Brady, who himself is no slouch at 6ft-5ins.
The 46-year-old Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winner in his NFL career and widely considered the best quarterback to ever play the game, was clearly impressed by Wembanyama.
He said of the 19-year-old: “Great to meet you today Wemby. Incredible young man.
Tom Brady met with Victor Wembanyama in New York ahead of his match at MSG on Wednesday
Brady also brought his son Jack to meet the San Antonio Spurs NBA star
Brady was there with Michael Rubin to meet the 19-year-old Wembanyama and praised the teen
Wembanyama presented Michael Rubin with a signed shirt of his French team, Metropolitans 92
“I usually joke about this that I think I could get 10 and 10 against you, but let’s be honest… you’d be sending my jumper down to the club level.”
Rubin, meanwhile, shared a photo of Wembanyama presenting him with a signed shirt from his previous team in France: Metropolitans 92.
“Future goat, goat and munchkin,” Rubin said, making fun of himself. ‘PS thanks Wemby for the incredible jersey.’
Brady responded to Rubin’s post: “Thanks for having us! You kept me awake past my bedtime…again!’
Wembanyama was the first pick in this year’s NBA Draft out of Brooklyn – described by the Associated Press as the most hyped first pick since LeBron James in 2003 – and went to the Spurs.
And Lakers star James has made no secret of how impressed he is with Wembanyama’s skills.
He described the teenager as an ‘alien’ because of his ball control and accuracy in the tree-point range – qualities not normally associated with players of such height.
In seven games this season, Wembanyama is averaging 19.4 points in seven games and Spurs are 3-4.
Back in New York, the city where Webmbanyama officially made the step to the NBA, he will take the court at Madison Square Garden for the first time on Wednesday to play against the Knicks – who are also 3-4.
It remains to be seen if Brady will have a courtside seat for the game.