FIBA ​​apologizes after the broadcast of a fake interview with Victor Wembanyama

FIBA ​​apologizes after the broadcast of a fake interview with Victor Wembanyama

| Thursday 23 February 2023

FIBA ​​published a fake interview with me, what the fuck?" Victor Wembanyama's Instagram Story

Embarrassed by this error, FIBA ​​apologized on Wednesday on Twitter, explaining that the interview had been carried out by a freelancer who would not be at his first falsified or bogus article. The latter was directly sidelined by FIBA, after having transmitted an interview assembled from scratch. The interview has been removed .

This story is a good illustration of the enthusiasm that Victor Wembanyama arouses in the world of basketball. The biggest NBA stars are already talking about him as a very great future, like Magic Johnson: “ I don't know if we've ever seen an interior be able to achieve such things. He can impact the game in so many different ways… This guy is going to change his franchise forever. The hype is justified. He will undoubtedly have the same impact as LeBron when he arrived in the NBA. He will change the NBA and its franchise. I don't know if we've ever seen someone so young with that kind of talent. Magic said in an interview with USA Today .

Phenomenon on the ground therefore, but also in the media. This week, he became the third French athlete in history to make the cover of "Sports Illustrated", the famous American sports magazine. At 19, he succeeds André the Giant and Kylian Mbappé, the only two other French people to have made the headlines. His destiny seems all mapped out...

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