The San Antonio Spurs hit the jackpot on Tuesday night as they won the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery and earned the right to select Victor Wembanyama with thhe first overall pick. The 7-foot-5 center is the most-hyped prospect since LeBron James, and while every team dreamed of having him on their roster, San Antonio was the only one who had their prayers answered. Fans heard Peter J. Holt's excitement on the stage, and everyone in organization celebrated on Tuesday night.
It was just the seventh time that the Spurs have been in the lottery since it began in 1985, and they have now won three times. San Antonio select David Robinson in 1987 and Tim Duncan in 1997. Wembanyama’s name will be added to that list of talented big men on June 22. The Spurs did not just win the lottery on May 16. They had destiny on their side, and it did not stop after landing them the number one overall pick.
Incredible revelation shows Spurs were destined to draft Wemby all along
The Athletic’s Fred Katz was in the drawing room on Tuesday night, and he tweeted this fact just moments after the results were announced.
The Spurs were not just selected for the number one overall pick, but their lottery combinations came up three times as the league attempted to draw the top four picks. The odds of that happening are astronomically small, but it goes to show lady luck was in San Antonio's favor on Tuesday night, and it seems they were destined to win the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery no matter what.
The Spurs and their fans should be ecstatic about landing the number one overall pick. Victor Wembanyama is not just good, he is already a special talent that could be the best player in the NBA in a few years. Players, executive, and fans worldwide are excited to see how he performs. Wemby can score, shoot threes, protect the rim, handle the ball, make plays, and pretty much do it all on the floor. There is already plenty of hype, and the Spurs will be back in the spotlight next season.
The San Antonio Spurs will select a special talent once the draft comes around on June 22, and they are the right organization to develop him. Victor Wembanyama will blossom with their franchise and take the league by storm. The 2023 NBA Draft Lottery was an exhilarating night, but stay tuned Spurs fans, because the best is still yet to come.