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Providing his version of the incident near a restaurant in ARIA hotel and casino Wednesday night, Victor Wembanyama recalled a person grabbing him.
“Something did happen, a little bit, when I was walking with some security from the team to some restaurant,” explained the latest installment from France to the San Antonio Spurs, “We were in the hall. There was a lot of people, so people were calling me, obviously. There was one person who was calling me, but we talked before with security.”
“I couldn’t stop. That person was calling me, ‘Sir, sir,’ and that person grabbed me from behind,” he revealed differences to the allegations of famous singer Britney Spears on being struck by a Spurs security guard and leading to her decision to file a police report, as reported by TMZ.
“I didn’t see what happened because I was walking straight and didn’t stop. That person grabbed me from behind, not on my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind,” repeated Wembanyama, “I just know the security pushed her away. I don’t know with how much force, but security pushed her away. I didn’t stop to look so I could walk in and enjoy a nice dinner.”
Wembanyama, 19, did not know it was actually Spears.
“I didn’t know for a couple hours, but when I came back to the hotel,” he said, “I thought it was no big deal, and then security of the Spurs told me it was Britney Spears. At first, I was like, ‘You’re joking,’ but yeah, it turns out it was Britney Spears. I never saw her face. I just kept walking straight.”
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department mentioned officers responded to a battery investigation but refrained from further details in a statement shared via the Los Angeles Times.
Wemby’s NBA debut
The French prodigy, the first pick of the 2023 NBA draft, is set for his NBA Summer League debut in Las Vegas tonight, Friday. Participating in the 2023 NBA 2K24 Summer League, he is expected to suit up for the Spurs against the Charlotte Hornets in Thomas & Mack Center.
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