‘Welcome home, Wemby!’: San Antonio Spurs fans erupt in excitement for first overall pick

Victor Wembanyama, 19, is officially joining the Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – It’s official -- the San Antonio Spurs’ first overall pick in the NBA Draft is 19-year-old French basketball sensation Victor Wembanyama, and fans are ecstatic!

Wembanyama is expected to become one of the next NBA stars, and the move by the Spurs could help lead them to the championship next season.


As excitement spread throughout the Alamo City and the AT&T Center Thursday evening, many also took to social media to welcome “Wemby” to the team.

Before the Spurs’ pick became official, San Antonio was already in a supportive frenzy since May 16 after the team won the draft lottery.

Some have already created tributes around the city for “Wemby,” including a mural on the side of Southtown 101 painted by Colton Valentine.

Shared below are some of the best reactions to Wemby officially joining the Spurs:

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.