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NBA Star Laughs Off Britney Spears' 'Traumatic Experience' Getting Slapped by Security, Says He Wanted to 'Enjoy a Nice Dinner'

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Jul. 7 2023, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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NBA star Victor Wembanyama appeared unfazed by Britney Spears' "traumatic experience" involving the athlete's security.

When approached by reporters on Thursday, July 6, the 19-year-old let out a laugh while explaining his point of view of the incident that went down in front of the celebrity hotspot Catch, located inside of Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 5.

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"Something did happen, a little bit, when I was walking with some security from the team to some restaurant," the San Antonio Spurs player explained to a news outlet while dressed in his jersey on the sidelines of a basketball court Thursday night.

"We were in the hall. There was a lot of people, so people were calling [at] me, obviously. There was one person who was calling me but we talked before with security," he detailed, noting he "couldn't stop" because it would create a crowd of fans around him.

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Wembanyama then recalled being "grabbed" by a person — whom he later learned was Spears. "I didn’t see what happened because I was walking straight and didn’t stop."

"That person grabbed me from behind — not on my shoulder — she grabbed me from behind. I just know the security pushed her away," he emphasized, though Spears' statement about the the ordeal claimed she "simply tapped him on the shoulder."

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Wembanyama wasn't aware "how much force" security used to move Spears away from him.

"I didn’t stop to look so I could walk in and enjoy a nice dinner," the NBA first round draft pick admitted while letting out a laugh.

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"I didn’t know for a couple hours, but when I came back to the hotel … I thought it was no big deal, and then security of the Spurs told me it was Britney Spears," he continued, hardly able to stop himself from smiling.

"At first, I was like, 'You’re joking,' but yeah, it turns out it was Britney Spears. I never saw her face. I just kept walking straight," Wembanyama concluded.

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ESPN reporters spoke to Wembanyama about the incident involving his security and Spears.

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