2 former NBA champions' insane praise for Wembanyama takes expectations to the stars

On a recent episode of the Road Trippin' podcast, Kendrick Perkins and Richard Jefferson gushed over Victor Wembanyama, elevating expectations more than ever.
Devin Vassell, Victor Wembanyama, Zach Collins
Devin Vassell, Victor Wembanyama, Zach Collins / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages

Game recognizes game, and NBA players have been glowing about the French Phenom since before he stepped foot on American soil. Players like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo have raved about the league's need to prepare for Victor Wembanyama's arrival. It kinda sounded like when Bruce Banner was warning Doctor Strange about Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and since Wemby's entrance he has certainly resembled a mad titan.

Victor has been so impressive over the first few months of his career that analysts just gush over the kid. He has been adding his name to the history books with regularity, and that is the mark of a future great player. As long as the number one pick stays healthy, it is curtains for the league based on comments on the Road Trippin' podcast from Kendrick Perkins and Richard Jefferson, two players who hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy during their respective careers.

"Every player that's trying to accomplish and win goals and win accolades as far as like the Defensive Player of the Year and the MVP, they need to get that out of the way right now in the next three years. Because after that, it's going to belong to Victor Wembanyama." Kendrick Perkins

Wembanyama is no joke. He has a killer instinct that has been visible since his first couple of weeks in the NBA when he was in the top 5 in fourth-quarter points. The way he bounced back in the second game against the Phoenix Suns after he was disappointed in himself following the first game shows a rare drive that only the NBA greats have. His comments after the win in Charlotte only bolster this claim.

Former Spur Richard Jefferson pointed out the fact that many players were not of the mindset that LeBron would take over the league during his rookie season, but they do feel like that for Victor Wembanyama. That is a major difference. Wemby continues to do things he has never seen before while dominating both sides of the floor, and he has barely scratched the surface. Fans may very well be looking at the best player of all time when it's all said and done.

Watch the whole episode of the Road Trippin' podcast for the full comments below!