“We just got married…” Gregg Popovich HILARIOUSLY sums up relationship with Victor Wembanyama after prospect’s rise to fame

Victor Wembanyama has been in red hot form during the ongoing 2023-24 NBA season.

“We just got married…” Gregg Popovich HILARIOUSLY sums up relationship with Victor Wembanyama after prospect’s rise to fame

Victor Wembanyama and Gregg Popovich (Credits: Spurs Wire)

Despite having the poorest record in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs are a must-watch team because of rookie sensation, Victor Wembanyama. As of now, the top overall pick has lived up to the anticipation that surrounded him before the season began. Wembanayma soaked up the surrounding anticipation, and head coach, Gregg Popovich, continued by discussing his relationship with the team’s future.

Victor Wembanyama has led his team and the league in blocks so far this season. In addition to dominating the league, he already leads the squad in rebounds and points, compelling him to be considered for more than just Rookie of the Year. More than halfway into the season, Popovich was questioned over his relationship with the rising rookie sensation.

Pop made a joke about getting married in his typical fashion. He said,

Well, we just got married, it's gonna take a while. We kinda feel each other out. But for me, it's always been, if somebody has a sense of humor, it's gonna be an easier relationship to establish.

Coach Pop’s comments caused immense laughs. However, the NBA’s most successful coach—who is considered to be among the best in the league—captured the essence of his bond with Wembanyama.

With 50 games played for the Spurs this season, Wembanyama is the clear favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. This quote from Pop says a lot about the culture of the team.

Gilbert Arenas praises Victor Wembanyama after 5×5 game

The third-worst record in the league belongs to the San Antonio Spurs. Nevertheless, Victor Wembanyama, a player for the Spurs, has the potential to be the league’s next big thing. Leading his side in a variety of stat categories and dominating the league in blocks, Gilbert Arenas made a big statement following his 5×5 game.

Victor Wembanyama
Victor Wembanyama (Credits: Sports Illustrated)

Gilbert Arenas said on the Gil’s Arena show,

I'm pretty sure he's gonna be runner-up or winning defensive player of the year this year. It has nothing to do with your record, it is your impact as a defender and he's showing that he is an elite defender as a rookie. 

Every other sports analyst throughout the world was talking about this kind of performance. Wemby has been averaging 20.7 PPG so far this year.

However, based on his defensive numbers, it can be seen that the phenomenon from France leads the league with 3.3 blocks per contest. With that kind of influence on the court, he is a legitimate candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year.

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