The French prodigy Victor Wembanyama continues to panic the world of professional basketball. The NBA announced on Thursday, October 27, that it would broadcast for the American public, in particular, “all matches” championship of Boulogne-Levallois, where evolves the French hope of 2.21 meters, highly anticipated to be the number one of the next draft.
Regular season matches and possible Elite Metropolitans 92 playoffs will be offered ” free “ and ” live “ on the NBA application from Saturday and their trip to Bourg-en-Bresse on the occasion of the 7e day (20 hours). Will also be broadcast on this new application launched a month ago the Leaders Cup, which will bring together from February 17 to 19, 2023, in Saint-Chamond (Loire), the eight best teams of the first leg, the All Stars Game on December 29 at Bercy and some playoff games.
An unprecedented collaboration
However, the matches will be “geoblocked” in France, where BeIN Sports broadcasts the championship: “Games will be accessible on the NBA App in the North American continent and other regions of the world”explains a press release from the National Basketball League (LNB).
The Elite will be “the first championship not affiliated with the NBA” to be broadcast live on the application of the American championship, specifies the press release from the NBA. Victor Wembanyama has been panicking the American league since a promotional tour with the “Mets” at the beginning of October near Las Vegas, organized at the initiative of the NBA in order to make him better known to fans, players, recruiters and managers.
His two performances against the Ignite team of G-League, a league created and managed by the NBA, reinforced his status as the big favorite for the next draft, in June 2023. After these two meetings, punctuated by 37 and 36 points and class actions, almost never seen for a player of this size and wingspan (2.43 meters), LeBron James compared him to ” an extraterrestrial “.