The 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday night produced two stars in the Wembanyama family. There's Victor, who was drafted No. 1 overall by the San Antonio Spurs, and then his sister Eve, who caught the attention of viewers across the country.
Fans, scouts and anyone else who evaluates NBA talent widely consider Victor to be the key to reviving the Spurs' glory days. Yet somehow, his sister stole the spotlight from her 7-foot-5 sibling. Anytime a woman the general public doesn't know surfaces on television, people on social media tend to make comments, jokes, and more—and Eve's on-air appearance during the draft was no exception.
Victor Wembanyama is the NBA #1 pick, but his sister Eve Wembanyama is the #1 pick of every teenage boy in the nation... #EveWembanyama ??
— Justin McCord (@Justin_McCord88) June 23, 2023
Eve commented to ESPN on her brother's draft selection as Victor composed himself; he was emotional after the selection was finalized.
"It's amazing; we are all so proud," she said. "We are so happy for you; we are happy for the family, friends, everything for basketball — it is so amazing."
"Hearing that sentence from Adam Silver, I've dreamed of it so much."
?Victor Wembanyama and his siblings were emotional after he was drafted No. 1 overall pic.twitter.com/YRlkTcMpbl
— ESPN (@espn) June 23, 2023
While Eve earned attention at the NBA Draft because of her looks, she's an accomplished basketball player in her own right. Standing over six feet tall, she played for the Monaco Basketball Association in France, the FIBA U16 Women's European Championship, and the FIBA U20 Women's European Challengers.
— FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) June 23, 2023
Regardless of the internet response, the Wembanyamas seem to be a tight-knit crew, as evidenced by her Instagram postings. And their family has a lot to celebrate following Victor's draft selection — including, apparently, Eve's newfound internet fame.
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