Keldon Johnson proves he's just like every Spurs fan during latest interview

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The NBA Draft Lottery is one of the most nerve-racking nights of the year for diehard basketball fans. A lucky bounce of a ping pong ball can be the difference between adding a generational talent to your roster and feeling like a losing season was for nothing. After the Spurs faithful weathered 82 games of a full-scale rebuild, the entire city of San Antonio lit their prayer candles for their hometown team to win the Wembanyama sweepstakes.

Keldon Johnson makes millions of dollars to toss an orange ball through a similarly orange ring that sits ten feet above the ground. But the 23-year-old showed he is like everyone else during a recent radio interview on San Antonio's Sports Star. When asked about the Draft Lottery, he revealed he was so nervous about the results that he had to turn off his phone and television once it came time for the deputy commissioner to announce the top three picks.

While the soon-to-be fifth-year forward was hesitant to admit the Silver and Black will make Wembanyama the first prospect off the board come June 22nd, he told hosts Rudy Jay and Joe Reinagel the team "will take him in and treat him like our brother" should he land in the 2-1-0. Keldon also said Wembanyama looks like a "great player" from the countless highlights he has seen circulating around the internet.

There are less than two weeks until Wembanyama is officially a member of the Spurs, and the collective hoops community will soon have its eyes fixed on how Gregg Popovich and the front office handle his highly anticipated arrival in the NBA. The 7-foot-5 phenom has the talent to catapult San Antonio into the playoff picture next season, but it will be up to the organization to surround him with a strong supporting cast.

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