Victor Wembanyama leaves NBA fans stunned standing next to Kylian Mbappe and jokes they must be ‘different species’

NBA fans were left speechless to see Victor Wembanyama standing next to soccer star Kylian Mbappe.

The 1.95m tall French sensation towered over the Paris Saint-Germain striker in a viral video.

Soccer star Kylian Mbappe was towered over by young basketball player Victor Wembanyama

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Soccer star Kylian Mbappe was towered over by young basketball player Victor WembanyamaCredit: Alamy
The pair met ahead of this week's NBA draft lottery, with Mbappe barely reaching Wemby's chest

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The pair met ahead of this week’s NBA draft lottery, with Mbappe barely reaching Wemby’s chestPhoto credit: Twitter @NBAFrance
The 19-year-old is 7ft 5 tall and is expected to be the No. 1 pick overall in the NBA

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The 19-year-old is 7ft 5 tall and is expected to be the No. 1 pick overall in the NBAPhoto credit: Getty

Mbappe is 1.75 meters tall and is considered one of the fastest soccer players in the world.

He helped lead France to the World Cup final last year, where they narrowly beat Argentina on penalties.

But he could only look puzzled as he faced Wemby in Paris earlier this week.

Mbappe was photographed by the official Ligue 1 soccer account as the couple shook hands and posed for photos ahead of the NBA draft lottery.

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They captioned the image “French Excellence”.

Fans rushed to comment on the height difference between the two athletes, with one gasping: “This is ridiculous!”

Another said: “They look like two different species lol that’s crazy.”

While a third laughed: “Bro Mbappe is 1.75m tall… that’s wild.”

And a fourth commented: “Wembanyama plays goalie?”

Wembanyama is being touted as a “generational basketball talent” and is widely expected to be picked as the #1 overall pick in this year’s draft.

The huge center is gifted with speed and athleticism that belies his size.

With an 8-foot wingspan, Wemby’s physical attributes could make him a potential NBA superstar.

He is expected to join the San Antonio Spurs after they secured the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery earlier this week.

Wembanyama has posted incredible numbers in the French league this season, averaging 21.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

ClareFora

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