Everybody around the league is talking about San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama, and rightfully so.
It’s a fact that he’s one of the most hyped prospects in the history of the league, and while some believe he’s going to be the greatest player ever — and he definitely has the tools to achieve that — it might be too early for that.
At least, that’s how NBA Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady seems to feel about him.
In a recent interview with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, McGrady urged people to take things slowly with Wembanyama.
Wembanyama hype is "too much" because he has to develop notes Tracy McGrady on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
"Y’all talking about the greatest player of all time and this and that like… c’mon man. We gotta chill out with that. We don’t know what this kid is going to be. I do know… https://t.co/IxAPWIJ881 pic.twitter.com/GAx5Jh8P5Y
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson (@ScoopB) August 10, 2023
He acknowledged that he’s going to be well prepared for the league because he’ll be surrounded by legends like Gregg Popovich, David Robinson, and Tim Duncan.
However, no one knows how a prospect’s career will turn out, and Wembanyama is no different in that regard.
Moreover, McGrady believes people could be doing him a disservice by talking about him as the greatest prospect ever, as he’s going to face some tough competitors in the NBA who will go at him just to prove themselves.
Of course, there’s a big chance that Wembanyama winds up becoming a star if he stays healthy — which is another big if.
But even if that’s the case, chances are that the Spurs will take things quite slowly with him, and it’ll take some time before he actually comes close to the player most scouts think he can become.NEXT: Fans React To Victor Wembanyama's NBA 2K24 Rating