How soon will the Spurs compete for a championship with Victor Wembanyama? | Ball Don’t Lie
Yahoo Sports NBA Draft expert Krysten Peek is joined by Victor Wembanyama’s personal trainer Tim Martin on the “Ball Don’t Lie” podcast to discuss expectations for how high Wembanyama can raise the ceiling for the San Antonio Spurs, and when fans should expect the team to compete for a championship.
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KRYSTEN PEEK: I asked [? Kev ?] and [? Dana ?] this question earlier. I said, OK, Victor said, he's like, I don't want to wait so long to get a ring. And he's going in with a great young core group, but it's going to take some time to build it up. And so I asked Kevin, I was like, how long do you think, realistically, until the Spurs can compete for a championship? And so he started going through the levels, and he said I think, realistically, probably eight years. And so I said, I'm going to take the under on that because I want to see that happen before then.
Are you on the under of eight years, or do you think, realistically speaking, that, that is a good benchmark and an expectations for when this young Spurs squad can compete for a title?
TIM MARTIN: Well, that's a great question. Number one, that's a $1,000,000 question. I look at it like this. Good food is cooked slow, and what I mean by that is that to reach any element of greatness, or to win a championship, there's going to be a lot of ups and downs along the way. I mean, just recently, Giannis had to deal with it. You know, Jokic just had to deal with it.
I think it took what? Jordan six to eight years, something like that, to win his first ring. Same thing with LeBron.
KRYSTEN PEEK: Yep.
TIM MARTIN: So regardless of what that dynamic may be and how long it's going to take, I just know it's going to be a process. And if I had to answer it, I really-- I'm kind of neutral on that because I really don't know. You put me on the spot.
KRYSTEN PEEK: No, but I love your answer. I love that good food is cooked slowly. That's a good analogy for people being patient with this process.
TIM MARTIN: Yes.