– Wembanyama has captured the imagination of basketball fans from around the world, garnering 377 million digital video views across the NBA app and the NBA’s various social media platforms
– Viewership for Spurs games on NBA League Pass in France is up 200% year-over-year
– Wembanyama’s jersey became the second-best selling jersey in France at NBA Store Europe in just three months
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San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama has made a significant impact on the NBA since the start of his career, attracting 377 million digital video views across the NBA app and various social media platforms, making him the most viewed player across the league since October 1st. Not only has he been impressive on the court, averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game, but he has also led the Spurs to a 3-4 overall record, already achieving what other generational talents such as Shaquille O’Neal accomplished in 1992.
Wembanyama has also had a substantial impact on NBA revenue and jersey sales, with NBA League Pass viewership in France for Spurs games up by 200% year-over-year. His first win brought in 499,000 video views on NBA France’s Facebook page in just 24 hours, the highest in the last five years on the page. Additionally, his Spurs jersey has become the second-best selling jersey in France on the NBA Store Europe in just three months.
Furthermore, Wembanyama has quickly become the heavy favorite to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Initially entering the season with +125 odds, his performance has led to those odds dropping to -400, giving him an 80 percent chance to win NBA Rookie of the Year. OKC Thunder forward Chet Holmgren is his closest competitor with +400 odds, while no other player has better than +2500 odds to win the award. With his incredible impact both on and off the court, Wembanyama has proven himself to be a rising star in the NBA.