Victor Wembanyama has been in the United States for a few months now, he has had time to get an idea of ​​what his life will be like in the future. And there is an aspect of daily life that he finds particularly annoying, especially since it affects his performances.

Victor Wembanyama

Since his name first crossed the Atlantic, a few years ago now, the same question has been asked about Victor Wembanyama: will his body be able to withstand the physical demands of the NBA world ? The Spurs are doing everything possible to preserve it in this first season, and the results are there.

The tricolor basketball prodigy always evolves with a playing time constraint, that is to say that he very rarely exceeds 30 minutes spent on the field, he does not play certain matches on the back-to-backs. backs, he must follow a very strict muscle strengthening program to allow him to develop without skipping steps… He is clearly a gem that is polished with care in Texas.

Victor Wembanyama affected by allergies in Texas

Despite this, there are still things that neither he nor his leaders can control in his meticulous daily life. Since moving to San Antonio, he has suffered from recurring health problems. For a long article available on ESPN , journalist Andrew Lopez collected the words of the pivot of the France team:



Even though Wembanyama was playing professionally in France, he only played 34 regular season games last year. The Cleveland game I interviewed him after was his 44th in the NBA. That day, he insisted on another element that could explain his fatigue: allergies.

“Usually it goes away after a day or two. But my body is not used to all these efforts, my immune system is impacted. »

Victor Wembanyama may take all the precautions in the world, but there is one thing he cannot control: pollen. So obviously, he is regularly affected by allergies, which necessarily influences his level of performance and physical freshness. It remains to be seen whether he will get used to it over time, or whether the Texan springs will always be torture for him.

In any case, it will certainly take more to stop the progression of the Spurs interior, which is still evolving at a maddening level, despite a runny nose and itchy eyes. And then, isn’t that the ideal recipe for one day releasing a legendary match, like Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” at the time?

Victor Wembanyama tries to control his environment in order to be in the best conditions to progress… Unfortunately, he cannot yet manage nature, and he has to deal with severe allergies.