Victor Wembanyama has made headlines all week as the NBA kicks into gear and fans everywhere eagerly anticipate his performances on Friday’s match between San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets; Wembanyama notched his inaugural double-double by scoring 21 points, collecting 12 rebounds, blocking three shots, and recording two steals at Frost Bank Center – not bad at just 19 years old!
At the last second in regulation and trailing by two points, Wembanyama came through for his team with an astonishing game-tying basket to leave fans stunned and stunned. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Wembanyama only became one of two Spurs players ever in history to score 20+ points and 10 or more rebounds during his initial two career games – an accomplishment few can match!
Victor Wembanyama Debuted Brilliantly This Week
Wembanyama’s arrival to the NBA was met with much enthusiasm. Boasting an unparalleled set of skills and an intimidating presence, Wembanyama provides much-needed defensive force – something already evident during preseason play and his first debut game just two days prior. Even during that initial encounter, he displayed incredible reach to disrupt opponents with ease and forcefully disrupt play at times.
Speaking about his passion for winning, Wembanyama stated, “Winning is my main source of pleasure; so when it happens it feels great!
Teammates and fans are singing his praises; Devin Vassell of the Spurs himself recognizes this young player’s potential, noting: “He always comes up with some amazing plays at least once every game; tonight it was three or four! Just goes to show how amazing this kid really is – making the game easier for all of us and vice versa – we must work to help him realize it all!”
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks dazzled NBA audiences with a spectacular 49-point performance that included four consecutive threes during the fourth quarter, leading them to an astounding 125-120 win against Brooklyn Nets. Steph Curry led the Golden State Warriors’ 122-114 triumph over the Sacramento Kings while reigning NBA champs Denver Nuggets relied on Nikola Jokic who scored 21 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists as part of their 108-104 triumph against the Memphis Grizzlies!