Unveiled Monster’ Wembanyama records 20P and 5R before debut on NBA stage
Wembanyama made his first appearance to NBA fans.
The San Antonio Spurs lost 121-122 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2023-2024 NBA preseason game held at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA on the 10th (Korean time).
On this day, San Antonio’s Victor Wembanya, the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft, played for the first time in an official NBA game other than the summer league. Wembanyama had a successful debut, recording 20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block in 19 minutes of play.레고토토
Wembanyama is considered the greatest talent of all time since LeBron James. This is because he is a player with quick mobility and skills despite his enormous height of 224cm. Wembanya Ma’s specialness shined in this day’s game as well. Wembanyama grabbed the offensive rebound to make up for his teammate’s missed free throw and easily scored on a putback. He showed off his overwhelming height to the point where the opposing team’s big man felt small. Also, in an offensive situation, there was a scene where he tried to break through by dribbling outside the 3-point line like a guard, and there was also a scene where he attempted a step-back 3-pointer.
Wembanya Ma’s specialness also shined in defense. Rather than staying under the goal defending the opponent’s big man, Wembanyama went to the perimeter defense to block the opponent’s guard. The scene where he allowed the opposing guard to break through in the middle of the first quarter, but immediately followed and blocked the shot, was truly breathtaking.
What we can see from the first game is that coach Gregg Popovich did not set a limit on Wembanyama. Because he was tall, I felt that Wembanya was asking him to do what he wanted to do, rather than asking a big man to do it. In attack, he scored by dribbling directly like a guard, and sometimes he scored under the goal like a big man.
Coach Popovich was full of praise for Wemban Yama in his post-game interview. He said: “He performed well. We didn’t put a big spell on him. It will be very interesting to watch Wembanya Ma.”
Wem Banyama made his official NBA debut. Just by looking at the first game, you could see why NBA fans were so excited about Wembanya Ma. Wembanyama will be one of the top attractions in the 2023-2024 season.