● By Gary Parrish
Victor Wembanyama, the 7-foot-4 phenom, became the first French player to ever be picked first overall in the NBA Draft when the San Antonio Spurs selected him Thursday night. Next year, Zaccharie Risacher has a chance to become the second. It's a reminder that basketball is truly an international sport. Risacher is a 6-9 wing who is already a versatile defender and proven shooter despite the fact that he only turned 18 in April. He's the son of a former professional basketball player and will join the ever-growing list of NBA players with family members who were also professional athletes. Which brings me to Bronny James.

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