Isiah Thomas Says Victor Wembanyama Could Handle Bad Boy Pistons

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Wemby Could Handle Bad Boy Pistons
… He’s That Good!!!

7/2/2023 12:45 AM PT

TMZSports.com

Victor Wembanyama has talent that would dominate in any era … so says Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, who tells this publication Sports the French superstar would be able to hold his own against the iconic “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons!!

The San Antonio Spurs’ top pick in the 2023 NBA Draft is widely considered the best prospect since LeBron James … with a skill set that’s never been seen from a guy officially listed at 7 feet, three and a half inches tall.

While the 19-year-old can defend, shoot, dribble and pass like a seasoned vet … Wemby’s not the most muscular dude in the world, and some critics are worried about how he’ll hold up against the bigger-framed guys in the Association.

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All that concern can be put to rest, ’cause when we spoke with Zeke out in NYC this week, we asked how he thought Wemby would fare against the grittiest lineup of all-time — the 2-time champion Bad Boy Pistons — and he said, “He would actually be able to stand up [to us].”

It’s pretty shocking, considering players like Zeke, Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman and Rick Mahorn made life a living hell for the biggest stars of the late 1980s and early ’90s — just ask Michael Jordan.

Safe to say Isiah thinks the giant hooper has a bright future in the league … adding, “He’s gonna be fine, very excited to have him in the NBA. He’s going to be great.”

There’s more — Thomas has also been in the headlines recently … after Chris Paul claimed he played a role in the trade that sent him from the Phoenix Suns to the Washington Wizards.

Thomas says he plans to talk to CP3 about the whole thing eventually … but doesn’t intend to return to a front-office role anytime soon.