A big fan of basketball, former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin was in Levallois on Friday evening to see the phenomenon of the Metropolitans 92 of Boulogne-Levallois Victor Wembanyama at work against Blois (113-88). Asked by RMC Sport, he was very complimentary about the Ile-de-France crack.
It’s not just NBA stars who are crazy about Victor Wembanyama. French politicians are also under the spell of the new phenomenon of the global basket. After bringing the United States to their knees in two games against the G-League Ignite, the 18-year-old center that he culminates at nearly 2.21m has also won the hearts of the French public, and in particular that of Lionel Jospin . A big fan of basketball, the former Prime Minister (85) was present on Friday at the Palais des Sports Marcel-Cerdan in Levallois to see the 18-year-old crack at work against Blois in a poster for the 6th day of Betclic Elite .
“We are lucky that he is French”
Interviewed by RMC Sport, the one who retired from political life after his defeat in the presidential elections in 2002 was full of praise for the Metropolitans 92 player.
“LeBron James had the right word for this boy. He said, ‘It’s amazing to have a boy of this size, to have such a graceful game.’ I thought it was a very good formula. It’s a pleasure to see him. We see that he is still learning. We tell ourselves that it will be extraordinary and that we are lucky that he is French”, declared Lionel Joseph. Boulogne-Levallois won 113-88 against Blois. Victor Wembanyama scored 17 points in 27 minutes of play.