FIBA apologizes to basketball sensation Victor Wembanyama after publishing 'fake' interview

    LeBron James recently called Wembanyama a "generational talent."

    (CNN)The International Basketball Association (FIBA) has issued an apology to French sensation Victor Wembanyama after the organization published a supposed interview with the teenager on its website.

    Wembanyama called out the interview on his Instagram story on Wednesday, writing: "4 days ago, FIBA published a FAKE interview of me. WTF???"
    In response, FIBA said in a statement: "After doubts were expressed by the player regarding the interview, which was provided to FIBA by a long-time French contributor, the veracity of the interview could not be confirmed.
      "FIBA has without delay removed the article and all related social media posts, and has immediately terminated the relationship with the freelance reporter.
        "FIBA apologizes to Victor and the French team and wishes them all the best in the forthcoming #FIBAWC qualifiers."
        Metropolitan 92's  Victor Wembanyama reacts during the French Elite basketball match between Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 and JDA Dijon at the Palais des Sports Marcel-Cerdan in Levallois-Perret, near Paris, on February 10, 2023.
        The seven-foot-four Wembanyama has taken the basketball world by storm thanks to his rare mix of size, footwork and handles and is guaranteed to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NBA draft.