Wembanyama hosts the NBA in Paris

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Wembanyama hosts the NBA in Paris

The NBA shone this Thursday in the City of Light. Three years after the last one (Milwaukee Bucks-Charlotte Hornets) due to the COVID pandemic, which left the world in hiatus in 2020, the more than 15,000 fans who packed the Accore Arena were able to enjoy the second official game ever in France in the NBA, 11th in Europe and 34th outside the United States and Canada. A Chicago Bulls-Detroit Pistons that ended with a victory for the former against the evicted Michigan franchise (108-126).

Dwane Casey’s team, in full reconstruction and with Cade Cunningham, their great promise for the future, out for the remainder of the season due to injury, added their 36th loss of the season in 48 games. It is the second worst team in the entire NBA with just 25% winning. Behind, only the Houston Rockets remain, who have won only 22.2% of the games played.

Bad times that already extend too long in time: in the last 13 seasons they have only qualified twice for the playoffs. And in the past 15 seasons, they’ve been to 50% or more three times. A blow to the ego of MoTown, who was looking with greedy eyes at one of the fans in the pavilion: Victor Wembanyama, a unique species, an alien 221 centimeters tall (231 wingspan) capable of moving around the court like a point guard and scoring easily from any position on the field. magic johnson the legend laker and from the League, gave him a hug and Adam Silver, commissioner of the League, had his picture taken with him. Many blessings. High hopes.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 19: Adam Silver (L), Commissioner of the NBA poses for a photo with Victor Wembanyama of The NBA G League Ignite prior to the NBA match between Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons at The Accor Arena on January 19, 2023 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 19: Adam Silver (L), Commissioner of the NBA poses for a photo with Victor Wembanyama of The NBA G League Ignite prior to the NBA match between Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons at The Accor Arena on January 19, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)Dean MouhtaropoulosGetty

Wembanyama is a player never seen before, so expected in the NBA that until his games with the Metropolitans 92 in Paris, which he arrived after leaving Asvel and the Euroleague for security (fear of a possible injury), are issued by the League Pass of the North American League. Since LeBron James (and perhaps Zion Williamson), no youngster has garnered as much attention on the other side of the Atlantic.

But until it arrives, the stars that shone in Paris like NBA banners were Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, who closed the duel with 30 and 28 points, respectively, for some Bulls that unbalanced the Pistons at the end of the second quarter. With the arrival of the third, the distances opened up and, above all, the level of superiority of a team that tries to cling to the play-in of the Eastern Conference.

Statistics

41

Saddiq Bey

44

Bojan Bogdanovic

5

alec burks

6

Hamidou Diallo

0

Jalen Duren

7

Killian Hayes

23

Jaden Ivey

twenty

kevin knox II

12

Isaiah Livers

17

rodney mcgruder

9

Nerlen’s Noel

28

Isaiah Stewart

27

Buddy Boeheim

8

jared rhoden

Statistics

Min pts RT RO DR Ast Per rec Tap T1 T2 T3 FR CF Val
41

Saddiq Bey

28 16 9 3 6 one one 3 one 2/2 4/12 2/5 0 0 0
44

Bojan Bogdanovic

3. 4 25 5 2 3 3 2 0 0 4/6 6/10 3/9 0 0 0
5

alec burks

twenty 6 3 2 one 3 0 0 0 4/4 1/5 0/3 0 0 0
6

Hamidou Diallo

twenty-one 17 3 0 3 one 2 one 0 3/4 7/8 0/0 0 one 0
0

Jalen Duren

18 eleven 12 3 9 one 2 one 2 3/4 4/4 0/0 0 2 0
7

Killian Hayes

31 4 one 0 one 8 4 2 0 0/0 2/7 0/6 0 4 0
23

Jaden Ivey

33 16 3 0 3 4 4 0 0 1/1 6/9 1/5 0 2 0
twenty

kevin knox II

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
12

Isaiah Livers

22 6 2 one one 2 0 0 0 0/0 0/2 2/2 0 4 0
17

rodney mcgruder

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
9

Nerlen’s Noel

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
28

Isaiah Stewart

29 7 eleven 6 5 2 0 0 0 5/6 1/6 0/4 0 2 0
27

Buddy Boeheim

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
8

jared rhoden

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0

Statistics

13

Tony Bradley

6

Alex Caruso

eleven

DeMar DeRozan

12

Ayo Dosunmu

7

Goran Dragic

3

andre drummond

14

Malcolm Hill

22

Carlik Jones

5

Derrick Jones Jr.

8

Zach LaVine

19

Marko Simonovic

25

dalen terry

9

Nikola Vucevic

0

Coby White

44

Patrick Williams

Statistics

Min pts RT RO DR Ast Per rec Tap T1 T2 T3 FR CF Val
13

Tony Bradley

one 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0 0 0
6

Alex Caruso

22 2 3 one 2 3 0 4 3 0/0 1/3 0/1 0 2 0
eleven

DeMar DeRozan

37 26 9 0 9 5 5 2 one 8/8 9/17 0/1 0 one 0
12

Ayo Dosunmu

25 13 3 one 2 one 3 0 0 0/0 5/5 1/3 0 3 0
7

Goran Dragic

13 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1/1 1/2 0/1 0 one 0
3

andre drummond

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
14

Malcolm Hill

one 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
22

Carlik Jones

one 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0 0 0
5

Derrick Jones Jr.

16 12 2 one one 0 one 0 2 23 5/5 0/1 0 4 0
8

Zach LaVine

35 30 5 one 4 4 2 one 0 8/9 8/14 2/6 0 one 0
19

Marko Simonovic

one 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0
25

dalen terry

one 2 2 one one 0 0 0 0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0 0 0
9

Nikola Vucevic

35 16 fifteen 4 eleven 6 2 one 0 0/0 8/14 0/5 0 4 0
0

Coby White

17 10 one one 0 0 0 one 0 0/0 23 2/2 0 one 0
44

Patrick Williams

30 10 6 one 5 2 one 2 2 0/0 23 23 0 0 0

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