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Hall of Famer and crossover master Tim Hardaway recently appeared on the podcast The Carton Show. During the segment, Hathaway compared Ball to Victor Wembanyama.
Ball, of the Phoenix Suns, entered the NBA with the 44th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He’s a big man, standing at 6-foot-10 and weighing in at 218 pounds.
Another player with similar physical attributes is about to make his NBA debut. He’s the San Antonio Spurs’ No. 1 pick, Victor Wembanyamada.
Wembanyama is a French supernova who stands at 224 cm tall and weighs 107 kg. The two players share many similarities and have been compared by NBA officials. Hathaway has joined the debate. Hathaway raised his hand for Ball, not Wembanyama.
“I think Ball is a better player than Victor Wembanyama,” Hathaway said. He’s got a better body than Wembanyama. He’s a player that’s ready to step on an NBA court right now.”
Ball completed a career-high season in an Orlando Magic uniform last season, averaging 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots in 21.5 minutes per game in 70 appearances. He shot just 26.5 per cent from three-point range, but a whopping 63.3 per cent from two-point range.
Having proven his worth in just four seasons, Ball will be looking to win the first championship of his career this off-season when he signs a new contract with Ring Fighter Phoenix.
Wembanyama, on the other hand, is a rookie who has yet to step onto the NBA stage. But expectations are high for Wembanyama, who has been described as the next big thing since LeBron James, with his excellent ball-handling, speed and outside shooting.
In his Summer League debut, Wembanyama shot 13 free throws and made just two. But in his next game, he made his presence felt with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots.
In terms of experience, Ball has the edge. However, everyone recognises Wembanyama’s potential. It will be interesting to see what kind of story they write next season.