NBA Twitter can't believe this Wembanyama-Gobert picture originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert towers over most people.
But Victor Wembanyama is certainly not most people.
After Metropolitans 92 defeated the G League Ignite in an exhibition game in Las Vegas on Thursday, the two French big men posed side-by-side for some pictures.
And Wembanyama, who's reportedly been measured 7-foot-4 without shoes, made the 7-foot-1 Gobert look small.
Even Gobert admitted that he felt small next to his fellow countryman.
7â1â center Rudy Gobert says âI feel good, I feel smallâ next to 7â4â French countryman Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/TSJDvjni79
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 6, 2022
The picture of the two instantly went viral, with NBA Twitter in disbelief over Wembanyama's size compared to Gobert.
Good luck to any NBA player who has to defend him in the next 15-20 years. https://t.co/YFgkxzW2Ja
— Tim Bielik (@timbielik) October 6, 2022
Iâm sorry but what weâre seeing with Victor is just truly unbelievable lol https://t.co/t6YKeliP0B
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) October 6, 2022
Sometimes there can be some funny money in NBA listed measurements. Gobert is listed at 7-1 and he is ALL of that. Makes this photo even more ridiculous https://t.co/MNjCI4bMBf
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) October 6, 2022
— Dan Favale (@danfavale) October 6, 2022
Do you know how nuts it is that Rudy Gobert is clearly the shorter guy in the pic and he's like 7'2 lol https://t.co/v6359QxmyC
— Mohamed (@MoeSquare) October 6, 2022
Every photo and video I see of Wemby just makes him more mythical https://t.co/MYzijtgiTY
— Matt Brooks (@MattBrooksNBA) October 6, 2022
What makes Wembanyama such a tantalizing 2023 draft prospect is that he's taller than someone like Gobert and has the skills of a perimeter player.
In the first matchup against the Ignite on Tuesday, the 18-year-old posted 37 points and five blocks while shooting 7-for-11 from 3-point range. Per Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman, just one player in NBA history has ever recorded seven 3-pointers and five blocks in the same game, showcasing the generational potential Wembanyama boasts.
Wembanyama had another big outing Thursday, finishing with 36 points (11-for-24 from the field, 2-for-7 from 3), 11 rebounds, four blocks and four assists. And the international prospect yet again made some ridiculous highlight-reel plays.
— NBA (@NBA) October 6, 2022
The 2023 NBA Draft may be eight months away, but it seems like the No. 1 pick could already be set in stone.