Recent No. 1 overall pick Victor Wenbanyama has already starred in his first NBA drama, and that includes Britney Spears.
The San Antonio Spurs prodigy admitted Wednesday that he was involved in an incident in which members of the security team allegedly slapped the pop icon at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, according to the Associated Press. According to the Associated Press, Las Vegas police did not file charges following an investigation into the incident.
Around TMZSpears filed a report with police, identifying Spurs director of team security Damian Smith as the one who turned her over, but was conflicted as to whether the matter would be subject to a criminal investigation. There were reports. There is also a photo of a person identified as Spears walking behind Mr. Wenbanyama and Mr. Smith.
Spears reportedly tried to take a picture of Wenbanyama as he tried to enter the restaurant and tapped him on the shoulder, resulting in a slap. Spears then went to her table, where Smith asked her to apologize, which she accepted.
Victor Wenbanyama talks about Britney Spears case
Mr. Wenbanyama supported this statement to some extent. while talking to a reporter on thursdayHowever, he claimed that instead of tapping her on the shoulder, Spears grabbed him, and instead of slapping her, security “pushed her away.”
“A little incident happened when I was walking to the restaurant with security from the team. We were in the hall. There were a lot of people, so of course they called me. Call me. There was one person there, but I spoke with a security guard before.
“I didn’t stop. He called me ‘teacher, teacher’ and he hugged me from behind,” Wenbanyama said. “I was walking in a straight line and didn’t stop, so I didn’t know what happened. The person didn’t grab me by the shoulder, he grabbed me from behind.” The only thing is that the guards pushed her away.I don’t know how much force they pushed her away.I didn’t stop to look, so I walked in and had a nice dinner. I was able to enjoy it.”
He added that he didn’t know it was Spears until hours after the incident.
“I didn’t know for a few hours, but when I got back to the hotel… I didn’t forget, I didn’t think it was a big deal, but Spurs security told me so,” Britney Spears. At first I thought it was a joke. But yeah, it turns out it was Britney Spears. I have never seen her face. I just kept walking straight. “
Apparently he didn’t realize the issue had made headlines until the next morning.
Britney Spears released a statement
Spear He later issued a statement on Twitter. In it, she denied Wenbanyama’s claim that she grabbed him and emphasized the strength with which she was hit.
Traumatic experiences are nothing new to me, and I have had my fair share of them. I was unprepared for what happened last night. As I was heading to dinner, I noticed an athlete in the hotel lobby. We then went to another hotel restaurant and met him again. I decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success. It was so loud that I tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. I know he said he grabbed me from behind, but I just tapped him on the shoulder. Then his guard punched me back in the face without looking back in front of the crowd. I almost fell over and his glasses nearly fell off my face.
Ms Spears also said a group of 20 fans swarmed her that night but didn’t let the security team beat them. She demanded a public apology from Wenbanyama, the Spurs and their guards.
“I am so ashamed to share this story with the world, it’s already out there. But I want to share this story and encourage people to set an example and treat everyone with respect.” I think that’s important.”
“Too much physical violence happens in this world. I have yet to receive an official apology from the organization of
Spurs have yet to comment officially on the situation.
Wenbanyama was selected by the Spurs in the 2023 NBA Draft last month and is in Las Vegas to attend the NBA Summer League. He stands as the best prospect the league has seen in quite some time, thanks to his massive 7-foot-4 frame, defensive prowess, and guard-like skills on offense for something if not a few years. It has been touted for months.
He is set to make his summer league debut on Friday against the Charlotte Hornets of No. 2 overall pick Brandon Miller.