Wembanyama's Name Misspelled on Jersey, Sparks Anger / Photo

The young Frenchman was angry and even mentioned dismissals

by Sededin Dedovic
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Wembanyama's Name Misspelled on Jersey, Sparks Anger / Photo
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In an otherwise disappointing loss to the Golden State Warriors, the San Antonio Spurs found themselves embroiled in an jersey gaffe. The case was not immediately noticed, and the great hope of the Spurs had the wrong surname printed on his jersey.

Victor Wembanyama, the Spurs' prized first-round pick and considered one of the most promising prospects in recent NBA history, took to the court with his last name misspelled on the back of his jersey. Instead of "Wembanyama," the jersey read "WembanyaNa," a glaring error that quickly caught the attention of fans and commentators alike.

Wembanyama© BasketNews / Instagram screenshot

Despite the initial shock and amusement, the jersey mishap took a serious turn when Wembanyama reacted with frustration upon being informed of the error. "I don't know that anyone got fired, but someone from Spurs checked my name really well.

A real shame," Wembanyama remarked, his tone laced with sarcasm. This mistake of the organizer did not affect the game of the great young player who was the best individual in his team. The 7-foot-2 French phenom showcased his versatility and potential, tallying 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks in 35 minutes.


Victor was a little disappointed by the defeat, so he seemed more violent, but this is not the first time such mistakes happen.

Curry's Threes Sink Spurs and Vembanyama in Warriors' Win

On the other hand, the Warriors, led by Steph Curry's 35 points, including 7 three-pointers, cruised to victory, extending the Spurs' losing streak.

Dario Saric and Klay Thompson also contributed significantly to the Warriors' win, with Sarić adding 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists, and Thompson chipping in with 15 points and 6 steals. The Spurs must address this embarrassing oversight and ensure that such errors do not recur, especially with their prized rookie at the center of attention.

Despite this incident, Wembanyana was the best individual in his team. We hope that such mistakes will be minimized in the future.

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