Stephen Curry on Victor Wembanyama: He’s like the NBA 2K create-a-player

Another NBA superstar Stephen Curry delivered his own scouting report, mentioning a popular video game. “He’s like the [NBA] 2K create-a-player, every point guard that wants to be 7-foot. Cheat-code-type vibes, man. He’s a solid talent. It’s great …

Another NBA superstar Stephen Curry delivered his own scouting report, mentioning a popular video game. “He’s like the [NBA] 2K create-a-player, every point guard that wants to be 7-foot. Cheat-code-type vibes, man. He’s a solid talent. It’s great to watch,” Curry described the No. 1 pick front-runner in the 2023 NBA Draft.

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What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Giannis Antetokounmpo on Victor Wembanyama: “I believe in 2045, everybody is going to look like him”…3:44 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
The whole universe is talking about him. For a reason. Victor Wembanyama dominated in his frist 2 games on US soil, showing what’s coming next.
A deep dive into his dominant presence and the tanking try noumerous of teams to get him in the 2023 NBA Draft.…3:41 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
It’s crazy that Victor Wembanyama raises more questions about his physical dimensions than his game🤯
If you were wondering how tall is he for real?👇…2:42 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
Broncos and Colts think they have a chance for Victor Wembanyama – 11:30 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Are the Colts and Broncos trying to tank for Victor Wembanyama? – 11:18 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
KD big fan of Victor Wembanyama: “the league is really in trouble when he comes in.” PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey on working hard with shooting coach Chip Engelland: “I know you can’t go from where I am to being Steph Curry in a week.”
A month though.. – 11:07 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Love Victor Wembanyama joining the @espn broadcast booth during this Lakers-Wolves preseason game. Incredibly thoughtful — particularly when talking about his shot mechanics.
Adds: “I want to be like no one else. But the players I look up to most are Giannis and KD.” – 11:06 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Victor Wembanyama shaking hands with LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the Lakers preseason game in Las Vegas. PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey glowed about shooting coach Chip Engelland. Giddey said it’s going to take time, but he’s in the gym with Engelland multiple times a week.
“I know you can’t go from where I am to being Steph Curry in a week.” – 11:04 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama meets Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey on Chip Engelland “I can [feel the effects of working with Chip], Chip is unorthodox.” Said “it’s a slow process, but I trust what Chip has in place.” Said you “can’t go from where I’m at to Steph Curry in a week.” – 11:03 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Victor Wembanyama is great with media already. The kid has it all – 11:02 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Rudy Gobert talks Victor Wembanyama, poses for viral photo PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant on if he’s seen Victor Wembanyama play: “How can you miss him?”…KD said he found it profound that Wembanyama didn’t want to compare himself to just a few players. Likes the mindset. “The league’s really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:39 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD on Victor Wembanyama: “The league’s really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:38 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant on Victor Wembanyama: “That type of talent and skill, it puts a smile on your face if you play the game of basketball. … The league is really in trouble when he comes in.” – 10:37 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Both the Colts and Broncos should be tanking for Victor Wembanyama – 10:27 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Pretty good seats for Victor Wembanyama at the Lakers-Wolves game. PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Victor Wembanyama PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nash didn’t like the looks from 3. Nets shot 5-for-28 from deep. Adds they were without three of their top marksmen in Harris, Irving and Curry, but still thought they could have generated better looks. Nash said Harris was sore today and hopes “it resolves soon.” – 10:06 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Where were you the night Tre Mann became Steph Curry? – 9:39 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
y’know it’s surprising how players like Steph Curry and Tre Mann can slip in the draft – 9:38 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
First Giannis Antetokounmpo, then Chet Holmgren and now Victor Wembanyama. Those players are proofs how much basketball changes through the years. We are seeing future’s basketball now.
Next one in this list: Cooper Flagg – 8:52 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
The Heat have opened a 17-point lead in Brooklyn early in the second quarter. Nets playing without Harris, Curry and Kyrie, and they just don’t really have any other way to win without shooting on the floor. – 8:20 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
18-Year-Old Frenchman Victor Wembanyama Being Hailed As The ‘Single Greatest Prospect In NBA History’ via @forbes…
@Barrometre18:20 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
An 18-year-old kid was asked today, in his second language, how he deals with a barrage of media attention few people ever have experienced, and how he keeps himself grounded when even LeBron James is singing his praises. This is how Victor Wembanyama answered: PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Barclays for the first time since April. Nets-Heat tip shortly in BK’s second preseason game. No Kyrie, Joe Harris, Seth Curry or T.J. Warren. Let’s see what some of the fringe roster guys show and how much Simmons and Durant play. Updates to come. – 7:39 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Woj says one NBA executive told him that drafting Victor Wembanyama may add as much as $500 million to the value of that NBA franchise. – 7:22 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
If the NBA reset all 30 rosters and did a start-up draft tomorrow, how high would Victor Wembanyama be selected? Top-5? Top-3? 🤔
The hype is crazy, but it seems 100% warranted. – 7:07 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo believes Victor Wembanyama “has a chance to be… one of the best to ever play this game.”
“We have never seen someone like that before. I think it’s a good challenge for everybody in the league… We gotta get ready for this kid.”…6:56 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
How good is the Pelicans offense with Zion Williamson back? | Trade for Victor Wembanyama? @Will Guillory answers it all! PM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast!!!!
—Emptied my notebook on Victor Wembanyama aka The Alien (and a little on Scoot too)
—Million Dollar Desperation Picks, the Bad QB Epidemic + a sneaky possible Super Bowl favorite w/ @PSchrags + @BenjaminSolak…6:40 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After a pair of dazzling performances from Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas, Steph Curry praised the French top prospect.…6:36 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Steph calls him a cheat code. LeBron calls him an alien.
Victor Wembanyama’s two-game Vegas residency is over. The reviews are in. He’s a smash hit.…6:30 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Victor Wembanyama speaking with reporters after the game. Remarkable poise and command of the English language for an French teenager PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Going live to talk about the Victor Wembanyama experience and how great the Scoot vs. Vic Showdown duo of games was with @TheBoxAndOne_ here momentarily. PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama x Rudy Gobert PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Imagine if the Lakers suffer though another miserable season & wind up winning the 2023 lottery. It would be game over for the rest of the league, with the Pelicans owning swap rights for LA’s first-rounder.
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Zion Williamson
Victor Wembanyama – 6:11 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama on LeBron James calling him “generational”: “It’s obviously an honor to see such great people talk like this about me, but it doesn’t change anything. … I didn’t do anything yet. I didn’t play a game in the NBA yet. I wasn’t drafted. I’ve got to stay focused.” PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Ιn February 2021, I asked @Evan Fournier about French rising star, Victor Wembanyama. “He’s taller than Rudy Gobert. His skill set at that age. His length is just incredible. He can do everything on the floor”
Prophetic words: “You’re going to hear about him very soon. Trust me!” PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Fill in the blanks:
Victor Wembanyama plays like a mix between ________ and ________ PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Asked Rudy when’s the last time he stood next to someone taller than he is: “Boban,” he said.
Other than that, Victor Wembanyama might be the only one. – 6:01 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The second game between Victor Wembanyama & Scoot Henderson did not go the way most have predicted.
Scoot had to leave the game after a collision with the French center 😬…5:55 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
If the NBA hadn’t flattened the lottery odds we would have seen a team go 5-77 this year after watching Victor Wembanyama this week – 5:46 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steph Curry: “JP’s been great. There’s nothing that warranted the situation yesterday. I want to make that clear. It’s also something we feel like won’t derail our season and that’s with Draymond a part of that.” PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama gets invited to prom PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
7’1” center Rudy Gobert says “I feel good, I feel small” next to 7’4” French countryman Victor Wembanyama PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama, man of the people PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Stephen Curry on the Draymond-Jordan mess: ‘It was nothing out of the ordinary — until it wasn’t.’
That’s the upshot when someone has a spasm of fury that overrides reason – 5:33 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry on the build-up to the altercation between Jordan Poole and Draymond Green:
“It was nothing out of the ordinary until it wasn’t.” – 5:32 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry also doesn’t believe the Draymond-Poole incident stemmed from upcoming contract extension talks – 5:32 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steph Curry: “It is possible to get through stuff like this. These inflection points and these moments can make or break a team. And my job is to not let it break us at all.” – 5:32 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– Victor Wembanyama erupts again
– Draymond Green/Jordan Poole situation context
– LeBron’s postgame comments about Vegas expansion ownership
– Which franchises would take Bronny 1 for LeBron?
Here until tipoff!
📺 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steph Curry said he doesn’t believe the looming contract extension talks sparked the Draymond Green, Jordan Poole situation: “From what I feel and from what has been said: No.” – 5:30 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
What a week in Las Vegas for Victor Wembanyama.
We’ll recap all the festivities, with insight and intel from NBA executives, tomorrow @getcallin with the tireless scout @krystenpeek at 7pm ET: PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
French 7-3 phenom Victor Wembanyama averaged 36.5 points, 4.5 3-pointers made and 4.5 blocks in two exhibition games against the G League Ignite. PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Wembanyama last 2 games:
36.5 PPG
7.5 RPG
4.5 BPG
4.5 3P
Unguardable. PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry on Victor Wembanyama: “He’s like a ‘2K create a player.'” – 5:25 PM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Final line for Victor Wembanyama today: 36 points (11-24), 2-7 from three, 12-16 from the line, 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal, two turnovers. Mets 92 battles back for a 112-106 win over Ignite, who lost Scoot Henderson to injury four minutes into the game. PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry on Draymond Green’s apology: “It was necessary, but you have to ask every guy on how they received it, JP, especially.” – 5:24 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama finishes with 36 points on 11-24 shooting, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks and +26 in 37 minutes in Metropolitans 92’s 112-106 win over G-League Ignite on Thursday.
– Wembanyama had 37 points, 7 threes, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks in Tuesday loss to G-League Ignite. PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Final: Metropolitans 112, G League Ignite 106
Victor Wembanyama: 36 points, 11 rebounds, countless tanking conversations.
Strong game for Ignite’s Leonard Miller, thought he helped his stock today. – 5:23 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Game-clinching steal: Victor Wembanyama. – 5:22 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
SGA trying to enter the Thunder practice facility after Sam Presti has seen Victor Wembanyama play PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Steph Curry says the scuffle between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole was unfortunate and could’ve been avoided, but the vibes at practice today were great and the team is focused on basketball.
He also dismissed reports of Poole’s behavior having a negative impact on the team. – 5:21 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steph Curry on Jordan Poole having an attitude: “It’s absolute BS.” – 5:19 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry called it “absolute BS” that Jordan Poole has had a bad attitude at camp. – 5:19 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry called the Draymond Green/Jordan Poole altercation “an unfortunate situation,” but described the practice vibe as “great.” Steph: “A lot of trust in the fabric of our team.” – 5:19 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steph Curry “There’s a lot of trust in the fabric of our team, who we are, who we know those guys to be.” – 5:18 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
NBA teams trying to tank for Victor Wembanyama next year PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Fine, if no one else will say it, i will. Victor Wembanyama is otherworldly. – 5:06 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Victor Wembanyama is doing things you see in video games. PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I truly don’t ever remember a single player at any level producing as many highlights in one game as Victor Wembanyama has today. There have been like eight separate holy shit plays – 5:02 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
We are less than 90 game-minutes into the Victor Wembanyama-in-America experience and the stupidly, preposterously, hilariously absurd already is becoming kind of old hat. – 5:00 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
If the NBA didn’t flatten the draft lottery odds, we would’ve seen teams scoring on their own basket and signing dudes from local YMCAs to try to land Victor Wembanyama.
OKC was the single visionary team to vote against the flattened odds. – 4:41 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama hits the corner fade-away three 🤯

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Myers to Curry this morning, in a moment of levity: ‘You ready to do some leading?’
Curry: ‘Y’all gotta pay me more.’
Myers: ‘We’re paying you as much as we can.’ – 4:28 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama keeps doing absurd stuff on the court PM

Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
Bob Myers asked Steph Curry today if he’s ready to do some leading.
Steph responded “you guys need to pay me some more money.”
Bob replied “we pay you as much as we can.” 😂😂😂 – 4:25 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama is something else 😱

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert in the building to watch Victor Wembanyama – 4:17 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
With NBA teams tanking heavily for Victor Wembanyama, we’re likely going to see lots of valuable role players moved from bad teams at the February trade deadline. Contenders are going to feast. – 4:13 PM
Evan Sidery @esidery
Victor Wembanyama is putting on a show in Las Vegas. PM

Kevin Pelton @kpelton
I can’t tell if that was a bad lob by Hugo Besson or he just knew Victor Wembanyama would dunk more spectacularly the farther away from the rim he threw it. – 4:01 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
After banging his thigh on the knee of Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson has left the game for Ignite – 3:44 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Scoot Henderson will not return to today’s game after banging knees with Victor Wembanyama. – 3:33 PM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
We will be hearing from Bob Myers, Steve Kerr, and Steph Curry today – 3:28 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Victor Wembanyama, the presumed No. 1 in 2023, would be the highest drafted French player ever PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Victor Wembanyama? An alien, he’s for sure a generational talent…3:17 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
I’d like to see Victor Wembanyama add the one-hand pass off the dribble and also this is a ridiculous thing to say about someone 7-foot-4. – 3:12 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
has Victor Wembanyama ever lost a single jump ball in his life? is there video proof? – 3:05 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Everyone wants Victor Wembanyama to play like Kevin Durant. But that’s hard! @David Thorpe has a different idea: Rudy Gobert on defense, and Duncan Robinson on offense. BRING IT IN PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama hand-eye coordination PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama juggling tennis balls PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Like every team in the league, the Utah Jazz would love to employ Victor Wembanyama next season. They also want to introduce winning habits to their current team. This story looks at the delicate balance, and the famous T word. Please read, here –…1:51 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Doesn’t want teams to Tank For French Star Victor Wembanyama
More on @ForbesSports…
(h/t @Michael Scotto ) – 12:30 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Adam Silver on Victor Wembanyama: “I know that many of our NBA teams are salivating at the notion that potentially through our lottery, they can get him, so they should all still compete very hard next season.” AM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Adam Silver, in Abu Dhabi for the Hawks-Bucks preseason game, is asked about Victor Wembanyama: “I know that many of our NBA teams are salivating at the notion that potentially, through our Lottery, that they could get him– so they should all still compete very hard next season.” – 10:32 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Adam Silver, on Victor Wembanyama: “Oh, my.”
He said other stuff, but “oh, my” sums it up well. – 10:29 AM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Reporting with @draftexpress: As NBA executives consider the transformative impact 7-foot-4 Victor Wembanyama could impose on the NBA’s tanking and trade market, his agent Bouna Ndiaye insists there’s no plan to shut down the projected No. 1 pick:…9:59 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Scoot Henderson focuses on himself in pursuit of No. 1 in the 2023 #NBA draft. The elite prospect discusses competing for the top spot with Victor Wembanyama and the backhanded compliment, buying a gym at 18 years old and starting for the G League Ignite. AM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
LeBron on Victor Wembanyama: “Everybody has been a ‘unicorn’ over the last couple years, but he’s more like an alien. I’ve never seen — no one’s ever seen — anyone as tall as he is but as fluid and graceful as he is… He’s for sure a generational talent.”…6:25 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “For sure a generational talent” #NBA…4:16 AM

More on this storyline

“There was a specific tweet that was put out yesterday insinuating that [Poole’s] attitude or something has changed … it’s absolute BS,” Curry said to reporters. “Andre [Iguodala] addressed it yesterday with his tweet, and we can kind of leave it at that. [Poole] has been great, there’s nothing that warranted the situation yesterday, to make that clear. But it’s also something that, I feel like, will not derail our season and what we’re trying to do.” -via Sports Illustrated / October 6, 2022
“He’s solid, he’s solid. He’s like the 2K create-a-player,” Curry said of Wembanyama. “Every point guard that wants to be seven-foot, cheat-code type vibes. He’s a solid talent. It’s great to watch. They had a pretty entertaining game with the Ignite team, so it was dope.” -via Clutch Points / October 6, 2022
Madeline Kenney: Stephen Curry said Jordan Poole has been great. “There was nothing that warranted the situation yesterday.” He said he hates that questions about Poole’s attitude surfaced in the aftermath of the altercation. “It’s not fair to JP.” -via Twitter @madkenney / October 6, 2022
With plenty of buzz surrounding Victor Wembanyama after a dazzling performance, the presumed No. 1 pick in 2023 picked up where he left off with another 30-point effort on Thursday to lead Metropolitans 92 to a win over the NBA G League Ignite. Wembanyama produced a game-high 36 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots in the 112-106 win. He went 11-of-24 from the field, including 2-of-7 from 3-point range, in 37 minutes of action as the French group wraps up its stay in the United States. -via The Rookie Wire / October 7, 2022
Everything you needed to know about the 2023 NBA draft could be learned in the parking lot sandwiched between the water slide and nondescript minor league hockey arena. As NBA executives and scouts piled out of their black SUVs, no one was wiping a late Vegas night out of the corners of their eyes. “You ready for the show?” one said to another with a huge grin, practically rubbing his hands together in excitement. -via Los Angeles Times / October 7, 2022