By now, you may have heard the name Victor Wembanyama. He’s a 7-foot-3 (or maybe taller) absolute freak of a basketball player from France. He can do it all, and is a megaprospect for NBA teams who will hope to have the chance to draft him in the 2023 NBA Draft.
Wembanyama recently made his debut on US soil with a pair of exhibition games against G League Ignite and whatever the highest expectations possible were, he exceeded them.
Wembanyama was unstoppable in the exhibitions
We will let the stat line from the two games speak for themselves.
Victor Wembanyama first two games:
37 PTS | 5 BLK | 7 threes
36 PTS | 11 REB | 4 AST | 4 BLK
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 6, 2022
My goodness. That’s just absurd for an 18-year-old kid at 7-foot-4. Seven threes!
Let’s watch some highlights.
7’4” 18-year-old Victor Wembanyama
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 5, 2022
Victor Wembanyama today against the G League Ignite:
+26 (-20 Without)
One of the most insane performances I've ever seen. Secured his status as the next first-overall pick. Full Highlights: pic.twitter.com/TdGEDZKMtq
— Itamar (@Itamar_17_10) October 6, 2022
Are you hoping your favorite team loses 70 games yet? Unless you’re a fan of one of about five top teams, it should be “play like ya mama for Wembanyama.”
Basketball fans are infatuated with the center
If you’re a basketball fan, how could you not be obsessed with this kid? He is the type of prospect that could have a Lebron, Giannis, Michael Jordan-type impact on a franchise where he just turns the whole thing around long-term.
Victor Wembanyama just had back to back 30+ point games as an 18 year old and has Adam Silver publicly asking teams not to tank for him
He might be the GOAT
— 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒆 🌩 (@Three_Cone) October 6, 2022
This is one of the great memes on the internet and it works perfectly. Also, could you imagine Coach Pop and Tim Duncan working with this kid?
The Anti-Tank Spurs fans after watching Victor Wembanyama… pic.twitter.com/qe1vf2gVRO
— CLAN the SPURS fan 🇺🇦 (@ClanTheSpursFan) October 5, 2022
As a Knicks fan, I know not to get my hopes up. But, some lucky team will have him suiting up for them next year.