In a recent altercation in Las Vegas, pop star Britney Spears alleged that she was struck by a security guard while trying to approach NBA rookie Victor Wembanyama. However, Las Vegas police have reviewed surveillance video footage and concluded that Spears inadvertently hit herself in the face after her hand was pushed off Wembanyama's shoulder. As a result, no charges will be filed against anyone involved in the incident.
Wembanyama, a 7-foot-3 French teen who was the No. 1 pick in last month's NBA draft, is scheduled to make his NBA Summer League debut for the San Antonio Spurs in Las Vegas. Spears claimed that she recognized Wembanyama at another hotel earlier in the evening and decided to approach him to congratulate him on his success. However, she says she was met with a backhanded strike to the face by a security guard, causing her glasses to be knocked off.
On the other hand, Wembanyama had a different account of the events. He stated that security advised him not to stop for anyone as he walked into the restaurant, as pausing could cause a commotion and attract a crowd. He claims that someone was shouting "sir, sir" to get his attention and then grabbed him from behind. Hours later, he was informed that the person who grabbed him was Spears, although he never saw her because he didn't turn around.
Spears took to social media to express her embarrassment over the incident and denied grabbing Wembanyama, stating that she had only tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. She also expressed her hope of receiving an apology from the team or the security guard involved.
While Spears filed a police report alleging battery, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department has concluded its investigation and determined that no charges will be filed against anyone involved. Wembanyama will now focus on his NBA Summer League debut, where he is entering the league with high expectations and comparisons to LeBron James.