The eyes of NBA scouts were on the projected number one pick of the 2023 NBA Draft Victor Wembanyama who played against another top prospect Scoot Henderson in Las Vegas earlier this week.
Among those watching the French prodigy play was Lakers superstar LeBron James who was in Las Vegas for a preseason game against the Suns. After the game he was asked about his impressions on Wembanyama.
“What I do think of him I think probably the same as everybody else think,” the four-time NBA champion said. “We’re labelling this unicorn thing, everybody’s been a unicorn over the last few years, but he’s more like an alien.
“No one’s ever seen anyone as tall as he is, but as fluid and as graceful he is out on the floor. I mean that’s seven-four or seven-five, or seven-three, whatever the case may be, his ability to put the ball on the floor, shoot step-back jumpers out of the post, step-back threes, catch-and-shoot threes, block shots.
“For sure he’s a generational talent. Hopefully, he continues to stay healthy. That’s what’s most important for him personally. You could tell he loves the game, smiling a lot while playing the game last night.
“I think it was the two best players in the draft on the floor last night. They both did their thing. But he’s a big-time player and Scoot is a big-time player as well.”