It looks like one analyst is feeling pretty good about Victor Wembanyama.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Victor Wembanyama possesses a more advanced skill set than LeBron James when he joined the NBA as a 19-year-old.
Windhorst, who has closely monitored James’ career from his high school days, explained that the French prodigy’s teenage years were spent honing his game against professionals, which gave him an advantage over James in terms of skill development.
"I think [Wembanyama's] skill set … is ahead of where LeBron was at the same age."
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 22, 2023
Additionally, Wembanyama has already incorporated training practices that James only began to implement later in his career – a testament to how much sports training has improved over the years.
Overall, Windhorst’s insight into the training methods of both athletes provides illuminating context for the comparison of their skill sets.
Although Wembanyama is expected to be the first-overall pick in the upcoming draft, he remains focused on taking care of his body in order to maintain his slim frame as he aims to dominate the league for years to come.
Draft night is finally here!