Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama featured on Louis Vuitton billboard on South Side

Wembanyama says the partnership represents “French excellence”

Victor Wembanyama Louis Vuitton billboard (Copyright 2024 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – A new billboard of Victor Wembanyama on the South Side promotes his newest partnership with Louis Vuitton.

The French basketball star was recently named an ambassador of the fashion company.

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Wembanyama says the partnership represents “French excellence” in an interview with GQ Magazine.

“Striving for excellence and with a perpetual honing of craft, Victor joins Louis Vuitton on a journey of shared values and aligned ambitions. Like Louis Vuitton himself, the young athlete has blazed a trail, excelling in a career that is only just beginning,” the French luxury house wrote in a statement.

Wembanyama gave a sneak peek at the partnership during the 2023 NBA Draft when he was seen wearing a Louis Vuitton suit.

Louis Vuitton, under creative director Pharrell Williams, has recruited several professional athletes, including Naomi Osaka, Eileen Gu and Leon Marchand.

Wembanyama’s popularity has sky-rocketed since his entrance into the NBA. The 7-foot-4-inch rookie already has 3.6 million followers on Instagram.

The 20-year-old leads all rookies in points, rebounds, and blocks. He’s also ranked No. 4 in jersey sales, only trailing Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum, and LeBron James.

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Spencer Heath is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Spencer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He’s worked as a journalist in San Antonio since June of 2022. Outside the newsroom, he enjoys watching movies and spending time with family.

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