NBA legend Reggie Miller is concerned about Victor Wembanyama’s height and physique.
The 57-year-old NBA star believes Wembanyama’s slim physique could lead to durability issues at the next level, claiming, “He looks like me at 1.90”.
Wembanyama is 1.90 meters tall and weighs 110 kilograms, but is tall and slim.
The Hall of Fame Guardian expressed his doubts and skepticism about Wemanyama’s NBA future.
Miller voiced his thoughts on the matter Dan Patrick Show this week and explained that he needs to see how Wembanyama cope with taller defenders.
“My only concern is that at 1.90 meters he looks just like me.” Knock on wood. In my 18th year, I was rarely hurt [career]just ankle injuries,” Miller explained.
“But I played on the sidelines. I don’t play with the big ones.”
“But it’s not as physical as it was in the ’80s and ’90s, so he’s not going to be as loopy as he was back then.”
Miller believes Wembanyama can achieve great things if he avoids injury.
“I just hope he doesn’t hurt himself. I just pray he stays healthy,” Milled added.
“If he stays healthy and everything I’ve seen on video footage and scouting reports playing like this then the future is his.”
“That’s why I’m happy for him.”
Miller isn’t the first NBA legend to question the 7-foot-10-foot Frenchman’s stature.
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal narrated Sportscasting.com that he is skeptical because of his size.
“He’s not very tall – he’s tall, but he builds a lot of muscle, not that strong. He can shoot, he can dribble, he can do all that.”
Despite concerns about his size, Wembanyama is expected to be picked by the San Antonio Spurs as the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA draft.
He has had a strong season in the French league for the Metropolitans 92, averaging 21.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.0 blocks in 34 games.
The 2023 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.