Spurs Rookie Victor Wembanyama Becomes Louis Vuitton Brand Ambassador

Spurs Rookie Victor Wembanyama Becomes Louis Vuitton Brand Ambassador

No one had the type of hype and expectation that San Antonio Spurs rookie, Victor Wembanyama has had since Zion Williamson was predicted as being the next “face” of the NBA. With a possible Rookie of the Year award heading his way, the French native has just snared a position as a brand ambassador for the Louis Vuitton brand.

Louis Vuitton announced last week that the rookie center is now a part of their winning team.

According to GQ Sports, the two sides started talking about a partnership last year before he entered the NBA Draft where he was the first overall pick. As both are French products, the collaboration makes sense.

“To me, it’s the best,” Wembanyama told the fashion media outlet. “It’s the best partner I can think of.”

“I wanted a meaningful partnership,” he said. “To me, it made a lot of sense to partner with LV—you know, French excellence. The expertise is something that I feel very much attracted to.”

Linking up with Louis Vuitton has placed “Wemby” in great company. Some notables who have been associated with the brand include recording artist and producer, Pharrell Williams who just recently released a collection with the French fashion house when it made its debut in California and New York. Tyler, the Creator debuted his capsule with the brand on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Last month, two of Deion Sanders’ sons, Shedeur and Shilo Sanders modeled for an LV fashion show that took place in Paris. Even a pregnant Rihanna was spotted in a commercial for the summer 2024 collection of the popular fashion house.

Wemby even mentioned Virgil Abloh, who preceded Pharrell as the creative director for Louis Vuitton before his untimely death.

“I mean, back in the day, I couldn’t even imagine partnering with LV one day. It would’ve been crazy,” he said. “I don’t even know about other countries, but in France it’s huge. It’s the biggest brand for young people. It was just in everyone’s heads growing up, especially with what Virgil Abloh did.”

Now, Wemby is part of the legacy of the French brand.

Spurs Rookie Victor Wembanyama Becomes Louis Vuitton Brand Ambassador

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