Victor Wembanyama won’t play with France on the World Cup

An intriguing background noise accompanies Victor Wembanyama‘s extremely anticipated arrival in San Antonio. This noise has been overshadowed by the flurry of occasions surrounding the 2023 NBA Draft, together with the photograph of the French prodigy alongside San Antonio Spurs legends Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and David Robinson, with whom he had dinner on his first day with the Texas group.

In the meantime, in keeping with L’Equipe, Wembanyama has determined to not take part within the Basketball World Cup with France.

The highest choose of the 2023 Draft prefers to give attention to his new journey in the US with the Spurs and has made the choice to not be a part of his nationwide staff for the upcoming event.

L’Equipe described his resolution as “troublesome” however “irrevocable”. The World Cup in Indonesia and the Philippines is ready to happen from August 25 to September 10.

San Antonio‘s major precedence is to handle the participant after an intense season with Metropolitans 92 and likewise considering his harm historical past from the 2021/22 marketing campaign, which solely allowed him to play 16 out of 34 video games with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne.

The NBA franchise are even prepared to restrict his participation within the Summer season League.