French phenom Victor Wembanyama officially becomes part of the NBA on Thursday evening at the league’s annual draft.

Unofficially, Wembanyama was part of the NBA during the 2022-23 season with the league streaming all of his France pro league games on its app

League officials are already comfortable calling him by his nickname "Wemby

The question – I don't know the answer – but the question I've asked myself is if you took at 18-year-old LeBron and dismissed what he has done afterwards

And it's a head- scratcher because it's really hard to dismiss what LeBron has done."

Before playing an NBA game, Wembanyama is one of the faces of the league.

NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum called him a unicorn

He's a marketing dream who can attract more eyeballs, subscribers, sold merchandise