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He's NBA's rookie sensation, the Lakers legend Wembanyama has as dream teammate

The San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama has said he would've loved to play alongside a LA Lakers legend

By James Brown

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Since LeBron James, no other NBA prospect had caused that much anticipation as Victor Wembanyama did before becoming the first 2023 NBA Draft pick selected by the San Antonio Spurs. So far he has lived up to the hype, the problem is that the rest of his team isn't as good as him.

Wembanyama has already shown an unreal skill level in his first season and looks poised to be the next great NBA big man, potentially joining the all-time greats such as Los Angeles Lakers legends Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain.

The Spurs phenom isn’t just extremely talented but is also a student of the game who knows his history. During All-Star Weekend, Wembanyama was asked who would be his all-time dream teammate and he chose Chamberlain as his pick.

It is a bit of a surprising choice that Wembanyama would go not only with a big man but one from well before he was even born. Chamberlain’s feats during his time in the NBA remain some of the most unbelievable and have yet to be touched. He would also show his growth when he joined the Lakers later in his career and helped the franchise to its first NBA Championship in 1972, mainly focusing on defense and rebounding.

What a pairing of the two big men would've been like

When it comes strictly to size and skill, Wembanyama and Chamberlain are two of the most gifted players the league has ever seen at their height. A pairing of the two would be basically unstoppable.

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