Ahead of Madison Square Garden debut, Victor Wembanyama had dinner in New York with Tom Brady

Relaxation assured, everybody. Victor Wembanyama is aware of precisely who Tom Brady is.

The No. 1-overall decide and San Antonio Spurs publish participant truly went to dinner with the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion on Tuesday evening.

There was some curiosity about how a lot the Parisian, and large soccer fan, would know concerning the American soccer star because the latter is not a European staple.

“I find out about Tom Brady,” Wembanyama advised the horde of reporters on Tuesday.

With the highest decide about to make his Madison Sq. Backyard debut within the Spurs recreation towards the New York Knicks, Wembanyama met with Brady.

“It feels actually good to see profitable however blissful folks,” Wembanyama advised The Athletic’s Joe Vardon. “He simply seems like he’s pleased with the life he’s received, and he makes different folks round blissful.”

The image began making the rounds after Brady posted the picture on Instagram and made gentle of not solely his top distinction with the 7-foot-4 rookie, however his former teammate Julian Edelman’s too.

“Superior to satisfy you [Wembanyama],” Brady wrote. “Unimaginable younger man. Normally I’d make some joke right here about how I believe I might get 10 and 10 towards you, however let’s be actual… you’d ship my jumper into the membership stage.

“PS: [Edelman,] that is the way you felt all these years???”

Michael Rubin, who attended a dinner with Brady and Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud in October, was to thank for the assembly between Wembanyama and the previous New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign caller. The Athletic was advised by a Spurs official that Rubin, the billionaire co-owner of Fanatics, arrange the dinner between his purchasers and was as soon as once more current.

“I actually preferred the vibe from him, very humble and fascinating, but in addition [in other people],” Wembanyama stated.

The 19 12 months previous will play beneath the intense lights of MSG at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. His anticipated competitor for the night, Mitchell Robinson advised reporters he is up for the difficult project and shared a few of his strategy for the sport.

“I’m going to play him similar to he’s a kind of like Kristaps Porzingis, type of [players],” Robinson stated within the locker room. Who else performs like that? Bol Bol? Simply received a combination them two collectively. I type of received a really feel for the way it ought to go.”

Wembanyama enters the sport, because the Spurs main rebounder (8.4 rpg) and tied with guard Devin Vassell as San Antonio’s high scorer (19.4 ppg). He has three double-doubles by means of seven video games and Wembanyama is lower than per week faraway from his breakout, 38-point efficiency towards the Phoenix Suns.

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