LeBron James Has Out-Of-This-World Description For Wembanyama

Like most of us, LeBron James was anxious to see the already legendary 18-year-old Victor Wembanyama in person, so he was in Las Vegas to watch the French prodigy's first matchup with Scoot Henderson and the G League Ignite. And he had an out-of-this-world description for Wembanyama, calling him an "alien."

Everybody’s been a unicorn over the last few years, but he’s more like an alien. No one has ever seen anyone as tall as he is but as fluid and as graceful as he is out on the floor.

"I've never seen — no one has ever seen — anyone as tall as he is but as fluid as he is and as graceful as he is out on the floor," continued LeBron. "I mean, at 7-foot-4 or 7-foot-5 or 7-foot-3 or whatever the case may be, [with] his ability to put the ball on the floor, shoot step-back jumpers out of the post, step-back threes, catch-and-shoot threes, block shots — he's for sure a generational talent. 

LeBron spoke about what it's like to have those high expectations as a teenager before you're even close to playing an NBA game.

"For me, what I went through, I'll just [say]: Thank God I didn't have social media. That's all I can say," James told reporters. "I can't imagine how my life would've been different or what would've transpired with me on social media [as a high-schooler]. I'm happy I didn't have social media, and I'm happy that I was from a small town of Akron, Ohio. It definitely just kept me in a bunker and kept me locked in with the task at hand. As a 15-, 16- and 17-year-old kid, it made me lock in."

Wembanyama is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 Draft, while his opponent in these two exhibition games in Vegas (the second one is Thursday afternoon), Scoot Henderson, is now looking like the No. 2 pick.