Victor Vembanyama is making orange ball watchers salivate at 18 years old. However, this was not the first discipline that V applied during his lifetime. And watching the said sports will make you wonder.
2m21 height, 2m44 arm span: Without a doubt, Victor Vembanyama is an athletic freak. Not only is the French pivot very tall and long, but he moves like a gazelle on the ground as he has a technical background that is light years away from what he usually does at his position, especially at his age. Analysts and scouts agree, we haven’t seen it on the courts before.
The nugget from Boulogne-Levallois is benefiting from an absolutely gigantic hype and is practically guaranteed to be the first pick of the 2023 draft. But if he’s very skilled, it’s probably because he’s just starting to grow up. Out with the basketball. As one surfer recently revealed, Wembs first tried… combat sports, more specifically judo, when he was a kid. Apparently, he liked it a lot!
Victor Vembanyama Judoka before becoming a basketball player
Victor Wembanyama is the most hyped NBA prospect since LeBron James, but basketball wasn’t his first love.
Believe it or not, it was actually judo. pic.twitter.com/qL0zh6QxN8
— Kicks (@kicks) October 24, 2022
Victor Wembanyama is the most hyped NBA prospect since LeBron James, but basketball wasn’t his first love. Believe it or not, it was actually judo.
For trouble, imagining a V in a kimono is completely absurd, especially since its current size does not at all correspond to the size of the discipline’s practitioner. In addition to that, the Mets player tried another area:
Vembanyama comes from athletic and surprisingly tall parents who each guided him in his sports. At the age of just four, he started playing basketball at the request of his mother, who was 1 m 92 tall and herself an accomplished basketball player. But since his father was a former long jumper, Victor also tried athletics for a year when he was 10 or 11. That might explain why he looks so natural running up and down the pitch despite his massive build!
Certainly, the boy really touched everything. For his return to combat sports, some already want to see his face Draymond GreenWho stood out for punching teammate Jordan Poole during training:
Draymond vs Vembanyama 🔥 Can’t wait
— GiannisS (@_Giannis_S) October 24, 2022
Can’t wait to see Draymond vs Vembanyama
Looking at the athletic freak Victor Vembanyama has become today, it’s hard to imagine him practicing judo on a tatami. Fortunately for the Orange Ball, he decided to focus on basketball to become one of France’s greatest prospects of all time.