[SAEN]76 人队的尼古拉斯·巴图姆谈论万班亚马:我早就告诉过你了

By Jeff McDonald, Spurs Writer | San Antonio Express-News, 2024-04-08 13:15:47

由Gemini Pro人工智能翻译,译文内容可能不准确或不完整,以原文为准。


2024 年 1 月 22 日,宾夕法尼亚州费城——费城富国银行中心,第一节比赛中,圣安东尼奥马刺队的维克多·万班亚马(1 号)和费城 76 人队的尼古拉斯·巴图姆(40 号)争抢篮板球。用户须知:用户明确承认并同意,通过下载或使用此照片,用户同意盖蒂图片许可协议的条款和条件。

田纳西州孟菲斯——尼古拉斯·巴图姆可以说,他预见了这一切,而且他说得没错。

恐怖的数据、精彩的比赛录像、盖帽、扣篮——在篮球世界普遍听到维克托·万班亚马的名字之前,巴图姆就知道了这个孩子的能力。

现在,如果巴图姆说他看到了万班亚马的快速发展,那么这会有些夸大其词。

“我没想到他在第一年就能做到这样,”76 人队前锋、万班亚马的法国同胞巴图姆说。“我认为也许是第二年吧。这是我唯一感到惊讶的事情。”

作为法国篮球界的老将,35 岁的巴图姆认识 20 岁的万班亚马比大多数人更早。

去年 6 月,马刺队在选秀中将万班亚马选为状元之前,他就一直在警告自己的 NBA 同胞们会发生什么。

万班亚马在周日的比赛中没有做出任何让巴图姆改变对这个新秀的特殊看法的举动,马刺队在双加时赛中以 133-126 输给了费城 76 人队。

在又一个充满充实的比赛记录之夜,万班亚马得到 33 分,抢下 18 个篮板,盖帽 7 次,送出 6 次助攻,投进了 10 次三分中的 5 次。

对于巴图姆来说,这是万班亚马未来光明未来的另一个预兆。

“我们现在看到的是未来 15 年我们所见的万班亚马最糟糕的表现,”巴图姆说。“这是最可怕的事情。” 阅读更多:杰迪·奥斯曼有望重返马刺队

周日的比赛标志着万班亚马本赛季第六次在同一场比赛中得到至少 25 分、10 个篮板、5 次助攻和 5 次盖帽。整个联盟其他球员的此类比赛加起来才 5 场。

在进入周二在孟菲斯举行的比赛之前,万班亚马场均可以得到 21.3 分、10.7 个篮板、1.3 次抢断以及 NBA最高的 3.5 次盖帽。

尽管万班亚马表现优异,但 76 人队周日在圣安东尼奥没有卫冕 MVP 乔尔·恩比德的情况下获得了胜利。他们这样做得益于泰瑞斯·马克西职业生涯最高的 52 分、凯利·乌布雷二世的 26 分,以及——是的——巴图姆的三次及时三分。

万班亚马和巴图姆的下次会面将在今年夏天在巴黎举行的奥运会上,届时他们将作为法国国家队的队友。

目前,巴图姆很感激自己能看到万班亚马处于他辉煌的低谷。

“我很高兴我赢了那一场,”巴图姆说。“我认为将来要赢得他的胜利不会那么容易。”


圣安东尼奥马刺队中锋维克多·万班亚马(1 号)在 76 人队前锋尼古拉斯·巴图姆(40 号)注视下祝贺费城 76 人队后卫泰瑞斯·马克西(0 号),76 人队在 2024 年 4 月 7 日星期日,圣安东尼奥的 NBA 双加时赛中取得胜利。(美联社照片/罗道尔夫·贡萨雷斯)

现实对于马刺队的香槟尼来说很残酷

对于马刺队的前锋朱利安·香槟尼来说,这是一个曾经遭受过一次攻击后就会变得更加谨慎的事情。真的。

第二节比赛中,球队队友凯尔登·约翰逊在庆祝香槟尼的超前三分球时不小心咬了香槟尼的脸,香槟尼不得不短暂离开球场。

“这是我第一次遇到这样的事情,”香槟尼说。

在中场结束时,香槟尼不得不多次前往更衣室,以缝合左眉毛上方两个因牙齿咬伤而造成的伤口。

事后,香槟尼对于约翰逊意外的狂热行为付之一笑。

“我认为他想要那个三分球,所以他对我有些生气,咬了我一口,”香槟尼开玩笑说。“每个人都知道凯尔登。他是一个超级精力充沛的小伙子……从现在起,他必须在我身边闭上嘴。”


2024 年 4 月 5 日星期五,在新奥尔良举行的 NBA 篮球比赛下半场,圣安东尼奥马刺队前锋朱利安·香槟尼(30 号)在纽约鹈鹕队前锋拉里·南斯(左)和后卫 CJ·麦科勒姆(3 号)面前扣篮。(美联社照片/马修·辛顿)

香槟尼恢复得很好,创造了他连续第三场的两位数得分。在第一个加时赛的末尾,他投进了一个看起来像制胜球的球,三分球使马刺队在还有 2.7 秒的情况下以 111-109 领先。

马克西在另一端回应了一个上篮,将比赛带入另一个加时段。

与此同时,香槟尼只是通过参加开场跳球就加入了一个勤奋者俱乐部。周日是他本赛季的第 55 场首发出场,这使香槟尼成为俱乐部历史上达到这个数字的第六名非选秀球员。

其他人包括:布鲁斯·鲍文、艾弗里·约翰逊、布林·福布斯、法布里西奥·奥贝尔托和马克·奥尔伯丁。

“我只需要做一些小事,”22 岁的香槟尼说。“我将成为一个中间人,可以投篮,在这里努力拼搏,在那里努力拼搏,只是进行一场全面的比赛,并融入到我必须融入的地方。”


2024 年 3 月 22 日星期五,在德克萨斯州圣安东尼奥的弗罗斯特银行中心,圣安东尼奥马刺队前锋凯尔登·约翰逊(3 号)在与孟菲斯灰熊队前锋杰克·拉拉维亚(3 号)争抢篮板球时在与裁判的目光中。马刺队以 99-97 负于灰熊队。

约翰逊的脚伤再次复发

即使约翰逊从香槟尼的额头上咬了一口,约翰逊的夜晚也变得更糟了。

小前锋在第四节比赛进行到一半时离开了周日的比赛,似乎加重了让他缺席马刺队之前三场比赛的左脚踝扭伤。

约翰逊没有回到球场。由于比赛还有四场,马刺队似乎不太可能让他匆忙复出,以结束这个赛季。

如果是这样,马刺队将在没有他们前四名得分手中的三名球员的情况下面对他们的最后四场比赛。德文·瓦塞尔和杰里米·索汉已经因伤被判处无缘本赛季。

“我们对他感到很难受,”后卫特雷·琼斯谈到约翰逊时说。“他只是非常想和我们在一起。了解他是一个怎样的竞争者,这绝对不是一件容易的事。”

如果约翰逊无法归队,他将在 69 场比赛中以场均 15.8 分和 5.5 个篮板结束他的第五场 NBA 比赛。其中 42 场来自替补席,马刺队教练格雷格·波波维奇说,这是一个值得赞赏的牺牲。

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76ers’ Nicolas Batum on Wembanyama: Told you so


PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 22: Victor Wembanyama #1 of the San Antonio Spurs and Nicolas Batum #40 of the Philadelphia 76ers reach for a rebound during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on January 22, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Nicolas Batum could say he saw all this coming, and he would not be lying.

The monster numbers, the highlight reel plays, the blocks, the dunks – Batum knew what the kid was capable of long before the basketball world at-large had heard the name Victor Wembanyama.

Now if Batum said he saw this coming from Wembanyama so soon, well, that would be stretching the truth a bit.

“I didn’t think he would do that in year one,” said Batum, a Philadelphia 76ers forward and Wembanyama’s fellow French countryman. “I was like, maybe year two. That’s the only thing I am kind of surprised about.”

Part of the old guard of French basketball, the 35-year-old Batum has known the 20-year-old Wembanyama longer than most.

He had been warning his NBA compatriots about what was coming long before the Spurs made Wembanyama the No. 1 pick in the draft last June.

Nothing Wembanyama did in the Spurs’ 133-126 double-overtime loss to Philly on Sunday could dissuade Batum from the opinion the rookie is already special.

In another box-score stuffing night in a season full of them, Wembanyama pumped in 33 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, blocked seven shots, handed out six assists and made 5 of 10 from 3-point range.

For Batum, it provided another harbinger for a bright future for Wembanyama.

“What we are seeing right now might be the worst Wemby we see in like the next 15 years,” Batum said. “That is the scariest part.”READ MORE: Cedi Osman open to returning to the Spurs

Sunday marked the sixth time this season Wembanyama posted at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in the same game. The rest of the league has produced five such outings combined.

Heading into Tuesday’s game at Memphis, Wembanyama is averaging 21.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and an NBA-high 3.5 blocks.

Despite Wembanyama’s onslaught, the 76ers were able to win Sunday in San Antonio without reigning MVP Joel Embiid. They did so behind a career-best 52 points from Tyrese Maxey, 26 from Kelly Oubre Jr., and – yes – three timely 3-pointers from Batum.

The next time Wembanyama and Batum meet will be as teammates on the French national team in this summer’s Olympics in Paris.

For now, Batum was grateful to have been able to catch Wembanyama at his brilliant worst.

“I am glad I won that one,” Batum said. “I don’t think it is going to be easy to win against him in the future.”


San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) congratulates Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (0) as 76ers forward Nicolas Batum (40) looks on, after the 76ers won in a double overtime NBA game, Sunday, April 7, 2024, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Rodolfo Gonzalez)

Reality bites for Spurs’ Champagnie

For Spurs forward Julian Champagnie, it was a case of once bitten, twice shy. Literally.

The second-year forward briefly had to leave the court in the second quarter after teammate Keldon Johnson accidentally bit him on the face while celebrating Champagnie’s go-ahead 3-pointer.

“That’s a first for me,” Champagnie said.

Champagnie briefly had to head to the locker room at the end of the first half to get two tooth-mark sized gashes closed above his left eyebrow.

Afterward, Champagnie laughed about Johnson’s accidental exuberance.

“I think he wanted that 3, so he kind of got a little mad at me and bit me,” Champagnie joked. “Everybody knows Keldon. He’s a super energetic dude … He’s going to have to close his mouth around me from now on.”


San Antonio Spurs forward Julian Champagnie (30) dunks next New Orleans Pelicans forward Larry Nance Jr., left, and guard CJ McCollum (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Champagnie recovered to produce his third consecutive double-digit scoring outing. Late in the first overtime, he made what appeared to be the game-winning basket, a 3-pointer to put the Spurs ahead 111-109 with 2.7 seconds to go.

Maxey responded with a layup on the other end to send the game into another extra frame.

Meanwhile, Champagnie joined a workmanlike club just by taking his spot for the opening tip. Sunday was his 55th start of the season, making Champagnie the sixth undrafted player in club history to hit that number.

The others: Bruce Bowen, Avery Johnson, Bryn Forbes, Fabricio Oberto and Mark Olberding.

“I’m going to just do the little things,” the 22-year-old Champagnie said. “I’m going to be the in-between guy that could make a shot, play hard here, play hard there, just play an all-around game and kind of just fit in where I have to fit in.”


San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) looks towards the referees’ after colliding with Memphis Grizzlies forward Jake LaRavia (3) for the rebound during the second half at Frost Bank Center on Friday, March 22, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs fell to the Grizzles, 99-97.

Johnson re-injures ailing foot

Johnson’s night took a turn for the worse even after he took a bite out of Champagnie’s forehead.

The small forward left Sunday’s game midway through the fourth quarter after appearing to reaggravate the left foot sprain that kept him out of the Spurs’ previous three contests.

Johnson did not return to the floor. With four games remaining on the schedule, it would appear unlikely the Spurs would rush him back to finish the season.

If so, the Spurs will face their final four games without three of their top four scorers. Devin Vassell and Jeremy Sochan have already been ruled out for the season with injuries.

“We feel awful for him,” guard Tre Jones said of Johnson. “He just wants to be out there with us so bad. It’s definitely not an easy one, knowing the competitor he is.”

If Johnson cannot return, he will conclude his fifth NBA campaign with averages of 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 69 appearances. Forty-two of those came off the bench, a sacrifice Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said makes Johnson deserving of credit.

“He showed a lot of leadership in that regard,” Popovich said. “Overall, he’s matured a lot this season and really become one of the elder players mentally, so to speak.”

By Jeff McDonald, Spurs Writer, via San Antonio Express-News

好家伙,又译出个万班亚马…不过这个名字看上去还不错