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”
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…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.
sdna.gr/mpasket/101089…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?👇
basketnews.com/news-178963-vi…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.” pic.twitter.com/5vpqLEzSL611:09 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. pic.twitter.com/P2lJL1jXAa11:05 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 pic.twitter.com/1Vhkmsw6vk11:04 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 https://t.co/yNMFD2MPQr pic.twitter.com/I21CFeDsfW11:01 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. pic.twitter.com/HvOqyrPzEs10:19 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/iVUtDumKR710:13 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 forbes.com/sites/adamzago…
@CoryAlexanderVA
@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: pic.twitter.com/cvthGbzp968:18 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.” basketballnews.com/stories/gianni…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!
https://t.co/1CRI9EokAt pic.twitter.com/3R6TVECf8U6:55 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
open.spotify.com/episode/3aRUIv…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. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/10/06/ste…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.
apnews.com/article/nba-sp…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
pic.twitter.com/bVb0kFdQ7k6:30 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.
https://t.co/5LvoysK4q9 pic.twitter.com/syqEm9368k6:29 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama x Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/ucdYPdWsGw6:20 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.” pic.twitter.com/7jfMiTWkVU6:10 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!” pic.twitter.com/2US0aHpnaV6:09 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Fill in the blanks:
Victor Wembanyama plays like a mix between ________ and ________ pic.twitter.com/13K1lRalA26:05 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 😬
basketnews.com/news-178955-vi…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.” pic.twitter.com/XqA54JSsuN5:37 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama gets invited to prom pic.twitter.com/CBt3YKhSSA5:35 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
7’1” center Rudy Gobert says “I feel good, I feel small” next to 7’4” French countryman Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/TSJDvjni795:35 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama, man of the people pic.twitter.com/TFnDlFBcNy5:35 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!
📺 https://t.co/WoH4tC4T0D pic.twitter.com/mu4FWT8UfP5:31 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: callin.com/link/AoQzryrYOW5:30 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. pic.twitter.com/DAPNq7XGcz5:29 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Wembanyama last 2 games:
36.5 PPG
7.5 RPG
4.5 BPG
4.5 3P
Unguardable. pic.twitter.com/AOjd56aJo75:27 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. pic.twitter.com/cmcus9vpHy5:24 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. pic.twitter.com/lSSXH3ZLLY5:24 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 pic.twitter.com/6dbplQeVIg5:21 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 pic.twitter.com/9s4GuuFO5V5:09 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. pic.twitter.com/AKcss7DX7W5:05 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 🤯
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/f8DUUU8OX64:34 PM

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 pic.twitter.com/nd0TfqEm5l4:26 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 😱
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/dNrUR1z91c4:23 PM

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. pic.twitter.com/RV1LMlAErQ4:02 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 pic.twitter.com/Ly0gCcG68J3:20 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Victor Wembanyama? An alien, he’s for sure a generational talent sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…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 https://t.co/a2rLKEiENc pic.twitter.com/yRxGYP5ERQ3:04 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama hand-eye coordination pic.twitter.com/W519xqn8zJ2:16 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama juggling tennis balls pic.twitter.com/hJn8xyVyla2:14 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 – theathletic.com/3663529/2022/1…1:51 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Doesn’t want teams to Tank For French Star Victor Wembanyama
More on @ForbesSports
forbes.com/sites/adamzago…
(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.” pic.twitter.com/sW93zDOFwG11:20 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: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…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. bit.ly/3e9HlSB8:44 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.” basketballnews.com/stories/lebron…6:25 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “For sure a generational talent” #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…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

Victor Wembanyama worth $500 million in value to NBA franchise?

David Hardisty: 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. Source: Twitter @clutchfans What’s the buzz on Twitter? David Hardisty @ clutchfans Woj says one …

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

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.” basketballnews.com/stories/gianni…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!
https://t.co/1CRI9EokAt pic.twitter.com/3R6TVECf8U6:55 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
open.spotify.com/episode/3aRUIv…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. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/10/06/ste…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.
apnews.com/article/nba-sp…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
pic.twitter.com/bVb0kFdQ7k6:30 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.
https://t.co/5LvoysK4q9 pic.twitter.com/syqEm9368k6:29 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama x Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/ucdYPdWsGw6:20 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.” pic.twitter.com/7jfMiTWkVU6:10 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!” pic.twitter.com/2US0aHpnaV6:09 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Fill in the blanks:
Victor Wembanyama plays like a mix between ________ and ________ pic.twitter.com/13K1lRalA26:05 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 😬
basketnews.com/news-178955-vi…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
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Victor Wembanyama in the NBA next year. pic.twitter.com/wHDUdp67uf5:46 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama gets invited to prom pic.twitter.com/CBt3YKhSSA5:35 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
7’1” center Rudy Gobert says “I feel good, I feel small” next to 7’4” French countryman Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/TSJDvjni795:35 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama, man of the people pic.twitter.com/TFnDlFBcNy5:35 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!
📺 https://t.co/WoH4tC4T0D pic.twitter.com/mu4FWT8UfP5:31 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: callin.com/link/AoQzryrYOW5:30 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. pic.twitter.com/DAPNq7XGcz5:29 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Wembanyama last 2 games:
36.5 PPG
7.5 RPG
4.5 BPG
4.5 3P
Unguardable. pic.twitter.com/AOjd56aJo75:27 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. pic.twitter.com/cmcus9vpHy5:24 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. pic.twitter.com/lSSXH3ZLLY5:24 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 pic.twitter.com/6dbplQeVIg5:21 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
NBA teams trying to tank for Victor Wembanyama next year pic.twitter.com/9s4GuuFO5V5:09 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. pic.twitter.com/AKcss7DX7W5:05 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 🤯
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/f8DUUU8OX64:34 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama keeps doing absurd stuff on the court pic.twitter.com/nd0TfqEm5l4:26 PM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama is something else 😱
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/dNrUR1z91c4:23 PM

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. pic.twitter.com/RV1LMlAErQ4:02 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
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Victor Wembanyama, the presumed No. 1 in 2023, would be the highest drafted French player ever pic.twitter.com/Ly0gCcG68J3:20 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Victor Wembanyama? An alien, he’s for sure a generational talent sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…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 https://t.co/a2rLKEiENc pic.twitter.com/yRxGYP5ERQ3:04 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama hand-eye coordination pic.twitter.com/W519xqn8zJ2:16 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama juggling tennis balls pic.twitter.com/hJn8xyVyla2:14 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 – theathletic.com/3663529/2022/1…1:51 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Doesn’t want teams to Tank For French Star Victor Wembanyama
More on @ForbesSports
forbes.com/sites/adamzago…
(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.” pic.twitter.com/sW93zDOFwG11:20 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: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…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. bit.ly/3e9HlSB8:44 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.” basketballnews.com/stories/lebron…6:25 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “For sure a generational talent” #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…4:16 AM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “Everybody’s been a unicorn over the last few years, but he’s more like an alien. No one has ever seen anyone as tall as he is but as fluid and as graceful as he is out on the floor… He’s for sure a generational talent.” – 1:18 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Victor Wembanyama is something we haven’t seen before. I explained why in breaking down some of the stuff he did yesterday, then asked if this was the best prospect game of all-time.
FULL EPISODE: https://t.co/hIOdTGnsom
WATCH: https://t.co/dzsPuhk7xJ pic.twitter.com/uWTVSvF1pQ11:04 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Free and unlocked at @RoseGardenReprt: The Blazers aren’t going to be a part of the race to the bottom for Victor Wembanyama, but if this many teams will be going for him, their path to the playoffs gets a lot easier rosegardenreport.com/p/side-victor-…10:45 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
In between the two Victor Wembanyama v Scoot Henderson showdowns … Russ and PatBev start side-by-side in Las Vegas tonight: pic.twitter.com/7RuOuZXQfC9:38 PM

Kevin Pelton @kpelton
New YouTube video breaking down what I saw from Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama in their anticipated first matchup Tuesday that more than lived up to the hype: bit.ly/3MdN06Q9:34 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
🗣️Victor Wembanyama!
Justin Termine is still in shock from last night’s performance by the potential 1st pick in 2023 draft.
@TermineRadio | @Eddie Johnson pic.twitter.com/qwoNNps0mY8:43 PM

Mike Finger @mikefinger
Victor Wembanyama, on if he feels more famous today than he did yesterday:
“A little bit.”
On what he wants to do in Vegas before he leaves:
“I don’t plan on gambling at all.”
On if he’s sick of us yet:
“Yes. I’m joking. Please don’t write bad about me.” – 8:19 PM

More on this storyline

“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
“I had the chance to watch him in play in 2021, a year ago, for the first time because my little brother, Kostas, played for ASVEL and they were teammates. And he’s incredible, man,” Antetokounmpo said while shaking his head. “I believe in 2045, everybody [in the NBA] is going to look like Victor! But his skills, the way he can shoot the ball, the way he can move, he’s extremely fast for his size, he can block shots, he can be a threat on the defensive end — he’s unbelievable. I believe it’s only a matter of time until he’s in the league. For him, the key is just to keep getting better, keep staying humble and stay healthy. With a body like that and a skill set like that, as long as he stays healthy, he’s going to keep improving. And keep enjoying the game as much as he can. -via basketballnews.com / October 6, 2022
“He has the chance to be one of the best — not in his age, not in Europe — but 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, to have somebody who’s 7-foot-2 and is able to shoot over you and dribble like he’s a guard and block shots and run down the floor fast. We gotta get ready for this kid, you know? He’s going to be really good.” NBA: “He’s incredible man… We gotta get ready for this kid, he’s going to be really good” Giannis on watching Victor Wembanyama play in 2021 -via Twitter / October 6, 2022

Adam Silver doesn’t want teams to tank for Victor Wembanyama?

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.” Source: Twitter @MikeAScotto What’s …

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

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
open.spotify.com/episode/3aRUIv…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. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/10/06/ste…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.
apnews.com/article/nba-sp…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
pic.twitter.com/bVb0kFdQ7k6:30 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.
https://t.co/5LvoysK4q9 pic.twitter.com/syqEm9368k6:29 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama x Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/ucdYPdWsGw6:20 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
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!” pic.twitter.com/2US0aHpnaV6:09 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Fill in the blanks:
Victor Wembanyama plays like a mix between ________ and ________ pic.twitter.com/13K1lRalA26:05 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 😬
basketnews.com/news-178955-vi…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
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Victor Wembanyama in the NBA next year. pic.twitter.com/wHDUdp67uf5:46 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama gets invited to prom pic.twitter.com/CBt3YKhSSA5:35 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama, man of the people pic.twitter.com/TFnDlFBcNy5:35 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!
📺 https://t.co/WoH4tC4T0D pic.twitter.com/mu4FWT8UfP5:31 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: callin.com/link/AoQzryrYOW5:30 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. pic.twitter.com/DAPNq7XGcz5:29 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Wembanyama last 2 games:
36.5 PPG
7.5 RPG
4.5 BPG
4.5 3P
Unguardable. pic.twitter.com/AOjd56aJo75:27 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. pic.twitter.com/cmcus9vpHy5:24 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. pic.twitter.com/lSSXH3ZLLY5:24 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 pic.twitter.com/6dbplQeVIg5:21 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
NBA teams trying to tank for Victor Wembanyama next year pic.twitter.com/9s4GuuFO5V5:09 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. pic.twitter.com/AKcss7DX7W5:05 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 🤯
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/f8DUUU8OX64:34 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama keeps doing absurd stuff on the court pic.twitter.com/nd0TfqEm5l4:26 PM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama is something else 😱
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/dNrUR1z91c4:23 PM

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. pic.twitter.com/RV1LMlAErQ4:02 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
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Victor Wembanyama, the presumed No. 1 in 2023, would be the highest drafted French player ever pic.twitter.com/Ly0gCcG68J3:20 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Victor Wembanyama? An alien, he’s for sure a generational talent sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…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 https://t.co/a2rLKEiENc pic.twitter.com/yRxGYP5ERQ3:04 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama hand-eye coordination pic.twitter.com/W519xqn8zJ2:16 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama juggling tennis balls pic.twitter.com/hJn8xyVyla2:14 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 – theathletic.com/3663529/2022/1…1:51 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Doesn’t want teams to Tank For French Star Victor Wembanyama
More on @ForbesSports
forbes.com/sites/adamzago…
(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.” pic.twitter.com/sW93zDOFwG11:20 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: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…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. bit.ly/3e9HlSB8:44 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.” basketballnews.com/stories/lebron…6:25 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “For sure a generational talent” #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…4:16 AM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “Everybody’s been a unicorn over the last few years, but he’s more like an alien. No one has ever seen anyone as tall as he is but as fluid and as graceful as he is out on the floor… He’s for sure a generational talent.” – 1:18 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Victor Wembanyama is something we haven’t seen before. I explained why in breaking down some of the stuff he did yesterday, then asked if this was the best prospect game of all-time.
FULL EPISODE: https://t.co/hIOdTGnsom
WATCH: https://t.co/dzsPuhk7xJ pic.twitter.com/uWTVSvF1pQ11:04 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Free and unlocked at @RoseGardenReprt: The Blazers aren’t going to be a part of the race to the bottom for Victor Wembanyama, but if this many teams will be going for him, their path to the playoffs gets a lot easier rosegardenreport.com/p/side-victor-…10:45 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
In between the two Victor Wembanyama v Scoot Henderson showdowns … Russ and PatBev start side-by-side in Las Vegas tonight: pic.twitter.com/7RuOuZXQfC9:38 PM

Kevin Pelton @kpelton
New YouTube video breaking down what I saw from Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama in their anticipated first matchup Tuesday that more than lived up to the hype: bit.ly/3MdN06Q9:34 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
🗣️Victor Wembanyama!
Justin Termine is still in shock from last night’s performance by the potential 1st pick in 2023 draft.
@TermineRadio | @Eddie Johnson pic.twitter.com/qwoNNps0mY8:43 PM

Mike Finger @mikefinger
Victor Wembanyama, on if he feels more famous today than he did yesterday:
“A little bit.”
On what he wants to do in Vegas before he leaves:
“I don’t plan on gambling at all.”
On if he’s sick of us yet:
“Yes. I’m joking. Please don’t write bad about me.” – 8:19 PM

More on this storyline

Ben Golliver: 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.” pic.twitter.com/7jfMiTWkVU -via Twitter @BenGolliver / October 6, 2022
Evan Sidery: Victor Wembanyama’s two-game showcase averages in Las Vegas vs. G League Ignite: 36.5 points 7.5 rebounds 4.5 blocks 64.8 TS% Wembanyama proved why he’s the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. -via Twitter @esidery / October 6, 2022

LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: ‘He’s more like an alien’

Kyle Goon: LeBron confirmed he went to see Victor Wembenyama and Scooter Henderson yesterday. He called Wembenyama “a generational talent” whose specific size and game hasn’t been seen before. Notes that a lot of guys have been labeled “unicorn”; …

Kyle Goon: LeBron confirmed he went to see Victor Wembenyama and Scooter Henderson yesterday. He called Wembenyama “a generational talent” whose specific size and game hasn’t been seen before. Notes that a lot of guys have been labeled “unicorn”; “He’s more like an alien.”

Source: Twitter @kylegoon

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “For sure a generational talent” #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…4:16 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: LeBron James wants to own an NBA team in Las Vegas and he wants commissioner Adam Silver to know his intent es.pn/3eh5JBD3:11 AM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Amazing how good LeBron still is despite not having mastered any skills or whatever it is people keep going on about with him. – 2:40 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
LeBron James took notice of the potential number 1⃣ NBA 2023 draft pick 🇫🇷Victor Wembanyama and compared him to an alien 👀 pic.twitter.com/Icv1ukt6cF2:27 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron in Vegas? He makes an expansion pitch to Adam Silver (from @AP) apnews.com/article/d6a215…1:28 AM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
LeBron x Vegas Notes:
March: Oak View unveils plan to build $3B stadium near the Las Vegas strip
March: @Bill Simmons says FSG is top contender to get Vegas team
July: “I rather own a team before I talk. I want a team in [Las] Vegas”
Oct: “I would love to bring a team here” pic.twitter.com/by4oWUFAgQ1:27 AM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LeBron James on Victor Wembanyama: “Everybody’s been a unicorn over the last few years, but he’s more like an alien. No one has ever seen anyone as tall as he is but as fluid and as graceful as he is out on the floor… He’s for sure a generational talent.” – 1:18 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James used his postgame press conference in Las Vegas to address NBA commissioner Adam Silver directly during one answer, saying he wants to own the team in Vegas if and when the league expands to include a team in Sin City – 1:03 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron on Vegas: “I want the team here, Adam. Thank you.”
Mr. Silver will hear that, I am certain. – 12:58 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron confirmed he went to see Victor Wembenyama and Scooter Henderson yesterday. He called Wembenyama “a generational talent” whose specific size and game hasn’t been seen before. Notes that a lot of guys have been labeled “unicorn”; “He’s more like an alien.” – 12:58 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Darvin Ham says Anthony Davis will not play on the second half of the back-to-back Thursday. He will also hold LeBron James and Russell Westbrook out. He said Patrick Beverley will be 50-50. – 12:49 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
AD, Westbrook and LeBron will all rest tomorrow due to it being a B2B in the preseason. Beverley could sit too (Ham said it’s 50-50). – 12:45 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Darvin Ham said he’s going to stick to the plan not to play AD, LeBron or Russ tomorrow. Patrick Beverley is “50-50” for tomorrow’s game against his former team Minnesota. – 12:45 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Anthony Davis won’t play Thursday, either. Minor back tightness, Darvin Ham says.
Westbrook and LeBron also out vs. Minnesota. – 12:44 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Lakers lose to the Suns 119-115, are now 0-2 to start the preseason. LeBron 23p on 8-for-11 4a; Westbrook 12p on 4-for-12 3a 4tos; Nunn 21p on 8-for-13; Dwayne Bacon 11p; Reaves 6p 9a 7r 3s 2b – 12:36 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Final: PHX 119, LAL 115.
LAL got the better of the Suns 1st and 2nd units, before the young group was outscored in the 4th.
LeBron was terrific in the 1st half, while Austin Reaves and Kendrick Nunn had particularly strong games as well. – 12:36 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
FINAL: Suns 119, Lakers 115.
Another game in which the Lakers led after the first (and relevant) half. LeBron had 23 points, Russ had 12 and 3 assists, Kendrick Nunn had 21 points, Austin Reaves had 9 assists (8 in the first half). – 12:34 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
If I were Darvin Ham I would simply sub in LeBron James for this possession – 12:28 AM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
LeBron James is in the “Trinity” LeBron 20 tonight — a nod to the “Big 3” era in Miami.
Several colorways of his newest Nike sneaker will tie back to key chapters from his 20 season career. pic.twitter.com/YtVArwkpOe12:08 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron asked a team attendant for a sharpie, then asked a young fan to send his jersey over, which @LeBron James autographed for him. Always nice to see a big smile on a kid’s face. pic.twitter.com/afL9LnM5KM12:08 AM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
First look at several LeBron 20 samples at a Nike media event in China 👀👀
What’s your favorite colorway so far?
(📷: jesuscare/IG) pic.twitter.com/w4FlMyfVe411:46 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron James tonight:
23 PTS
4 REB
4 AST
He only played 17 minutes. pic.twitter.com/ciz5mkHOqs11:37 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL’s lead is 75-70 with Westbrook (21 minutes) and Beverley (20) coming out at the 8:48 mark, joining LeBron (17) on the bench.
That could be it tonight for the three vets. – 11:35 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron looks to be done for the night after his impressive first half. Rookie Cole Swider replaces him in the starting lineup for the 2nd half.
PHX still has its starters in, with the exception of the injured Johnson (Craig is in for him). – 11:31 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
One change for third quarter: the role of LeBron James will now be played by Cole Swider. – 11:30 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
“I came into the game looking to keep LeBron and all my guys involved.” -Austin Reaves, postgame, I hope. AK – 11:16 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL were in control for much of the 1st half, and take a 69-62 lead into the locker room.
@LeBron James took advantage of some pretty good spacing in Darvin Ham’s system to lead all scorers 23 points. Austin Reaves had 8 assists, and the whole team competed defensively. – 11:14 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
HALFTIME: Lakers 69, Suns 62. LeBron leads all scorers with 23 points. – 11:14 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Victor Wembanyama is something we haven’t seen before. I explained why in breaking down some of the stuff he did yesterday, then asked if this was the best prospect game of all-time.
FULL EPISODE: https://t.co/hIOdTGnsom
WATCH: https://t.co/dzsPuhk7xJ pic.twitter.com/uWTVSvF1pQ11:04 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron has been sharp all half in his 15 minutes: 8 for 10 FG’s towards 21 points, with 4 assists and 3 rebounds, plus a steal. Several crisp defensive rotations and help efforts on the glass. – 11:02 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Bron catching a groove in preseason 😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/azwBrdPWTU10:57 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lebron turning in one of those “they said I’m the eighth best player in the league” halves 😂😂😂😂 – 10:54 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
AD gotta commit to the five man cause Lebron is a nuclear weapon at the four with spacing around him….it’s clearly what’s best for the team – 10:52 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Yeah. Lebron definitely heard the talk about Monday night’s 0 fer – 10:51 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Austin Reaves has been terrific tonight, showcased most recently with an offensive rebound amidst the trees, and kick-out-assist to LeBron for a 3.
James then hit another triple, his 3rd, to reach 8 of 9 on FG’s towards 19 points in 11 minutes.
LAL up 48-38. – 10:51 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron up to 19 points in 11 minutes – 10:51 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Free and unlocked at @RoseGardenReprt: The Blazers aren’t going to be a part of the race to the bottom for Victor Wembanyama, but if this many teams will be going for him, their path to the playoffs gets a lot easier rosegardenreport.com/p/side-victor-…10:45 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Lakers lead the Suns 35-28 after 1Q here in Las Vegas. Good minutes for LeBron (11p on 5-of-6) and Westbrook (11p on 4-of-6). – 10:41 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL’s margin after 12 minutes is 35-28, despite a last-second tip in from the Suns.
Both the starting group (sans AD) and the bench played with good pace and grit.
LeBron and Westbrook had 11 points apiece, plus 5 from Nunn off the pine. – 10:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers 35, Suns 28 after a quarter. LeBron and Russ each have 11 points. It’s looked lively with a small lineup approach. – 10:38 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
It’s a 9-0 Lakers run, capped by Westbrook’s 2nd corner 3, and a transition layup that has LAL up 32-21.
Russ has 11 points, to match LeBron. – 10:32 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lebron heard the talk about his 0 fer on Monday night – 10:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges looking to attack LeBron James off the bounce is something he wouldn’t have done last year.
Or at least not that quickly.
Bridges with four points on 1-of-4 FGs. #Suns down four – 10:27 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron shooting one-legged 3’s (made), logo 3’s (missed) and blocking shots four rows deep. In Year 20. – 10:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
LeBron and Chris Paul exchange 3s. #Lakers up 20-17 with 6:11 left in 1st quarter. #Suns10:23 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron misses off the front rim of a long 3-pointer, but when Mikal Bridges tried to run it back for a dunk in transition, LeBron chased him down.
A lot of offensive energy from this small ball group to start the game against the Suns, Lakers up 20-17. – 10:22 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron started 4 for 4, quickly reaching 9 points, and then pulled up for a logo 3 … he missed it, but he packed Bridges in transition on the other end, getting possession back for the Lakers.
LAL, sans AD, lead 20-17 at the 6:11 mark of the 1st. – 10:22 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
OH CMON LEBRON 😂😂😂😂 – 10:22 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Oh, cmon Lebron 😂😂😂 – 10:21 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Much more spry LeBron today. He’s 3 for 3 to start after going 0 for 7 in the opener, and two baskets have come on hard drives to the rim. – 10:20 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
LeBron in transition. #Lakers 14, #Suns 9 – 10:19 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron’s first 2 FG’s of the preseason come on a jumper, then a transition layup with a tough lefty finish over Bridges, as LAL takes a 10-7 lead. – 10:15 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
With Anthony Davis out, there should be moments LeBron James is guarding Deandre Ayton.
Looking to see if Ayton tries to take a couple of hard dribbles on his way to the rim on James as he did against the Adelaide 36ers on Sunday. #Suns #Lakers10:07 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
While it’s a preseason game, tonight is going to visualize the loss of Crowder a bit more.
Bridges on guards has been easier since Crowder can take the bigger forwards like LeBron.
Lots for Johnson to prove this year. Looking forward to seeing how he takes on the challenge. – 9:51 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
In between the two Victor Wembanyama v Scoot Henderson showdowns … Russ and PatBev start side-by-side in Las Vegas tonight: pic.twitter.com/7RuOuZXQfC9:38 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Lakers starters: Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley, Austin Reaves, LeBron James, Anthony Davis. – 9:35 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
New YouTube video breaking down what I saw from Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama in their anticipated first matchup Tuesday that more than lived up to the hype: bit.ly/3MdN06Q9:34 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
🗣️Victor Wembanyama!
Justin Termine is still in shock from last night’s performance by the potential 1st pick in 2023 draft.
@TermineRadio | @Eddie Johnson pic.twitter.com/qwoNNps0mY8:43 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers going small tonight, what you think?
-AD
-Bron
-Russ
-Reaves
-Pat Bev – 8:23 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
It’ll be a small ball look tonight, with Davis starting at the 5, LeBron the 4 (defensively), and Westbrook, Beverley and Reaves alongside.
Ham has been saying that we’d see various lineups as they take a look at things. – 8:20 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Lakers starting lineup tonight will be LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley and Austin Reaves. – 8:19 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Darvin Ham says he will “ramp up” the playing time for LeBron James and Russell Westbrook tonight. He will keep AD in the “high teens” and not playing AD in the b2b tomorrow. – 8:18 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The veterans will be in the 20s minutes-wise, Darvin Ham says. The exception is AD, who will play in the high teens.
Bron, AD, Russ, Pat Bev and Austin Reaves will all start. – 8:18 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
With The Victor Comes The Spoils: NBA Teams Ready To Tank For French Star Victor Wembanyama forbes.com/sites/adamzago…5:56 PM
Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
LeBron may break the all-time scoring record this season. I ran some simulations to predict which day it could happen 📆🍿🎟️ pic.twitter.com/w48LNmrUna5:46 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Pumped to have @wilkomcv, who has written amazing stories for @andscape and @kcrw, joining the team at @SportingTrib. He went to Henderson, Nevada for his story about witnessing the future of the NBA in Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson. thesportingtribune.com/victor-wembany…5:46 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
“Think Kevin Durant meets Rudy Gobert.”
@Jonathan Givony says Victor Wembanyama is a prospect he’s never seen before 🤯 pic.twitter.com/RaUoJwC7G04:47 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray talked about playing against LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/NYPJqVSXwk4:46 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
Says @Jonathan Givony on ESPN right now of Victor Wembanyama: “Think Kevin Durant meets Rudy Gobert… honestly, I’ve never seen a prospect like him in my life. NBA executives were absolutely smitten with him. They walked out of that arena with a huge smile on their face.” pic.twitter.com/Gt01XO3KcV3:56 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Victor Wembanyama signing autographs for fans in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/bBxHcdroPG3:32 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Austin Reaves didn’t watch Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson last night. He was too busy playing blackjack in Las Vegas. “I probably shouldn’t have been doing that.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/qpJ7JZgUHz3:31 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Austin Reaves’ reaction to LeBron James heckling players during practice. 😂 pic.twitter.com/zKoWqeTlNZ3:14 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
New Locked on #Thunder Podcast:
🏀 Scoot Henderson vs Victor Wembanyama
🏀 2023 NBA Draft class is why you tank
🏀 Roster projection 3.0
#ThunderUp #FirstListen: https://t.co/mMkaoVLwqq pic.twitter.com/OXFjfbfiHW3:09 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
About to go on NBA Today to talk NBA draft prospect sensations Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson. bit.ly/3SSbTqC #nbadraft #nba3:09 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Dispatch from Vegas(ish):
Victor Wembanyama might break the NBA before he even enters it.
And the Spurs have picked the best time in two decades to be bad.
expressnews.com/sports/columni… via @expressnews – 2:33 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Victor Wembanyama seems impossibly tall, even for the NBA. Here he is last night next to Tremont Waters, his teammate and former Celtics PG.
📸: Ethan Miller/Getty Images pic.twitter.com/w3qm3GqnPK2:26 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Scoot Henderson on why he doesn’t feed into No. 1 vs. No. 2 talk with Victor Wembanyama: “I try to take nothing personal, actually. I read the book ‘The Four Agreements.’ I took that chapter and applied it to my life. … I don’t pay attention to that. I pay attention to winning.” pic.twitter.com/JYMlgllPTY2:12 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Victor Wembanyama, basketball’s next big thing, knows no bounds. An inside look at a hoops premiere for the ages @washingtonpost @PostSports wapo.st/3SX0OVo1:40 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
🔴 7-foot-5
🔴 8-foot wingspan
@Jonathan Givony notes that Victor Wembanyama “oozes talent” as he assesses his draft stock on @ESPNPlus ➡️ https://t.co/L8kaQ0HBss pic.twitter.com/fsMiYT0uKx1:28 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Hey @Utah Jazz fans, if you want to know more about Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, we’ll be talking to Yahoo Sports NBA Draft Expert @krystenpeek at 11.
Tune in!
kslsports.com/stream/12:53 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson.
@Kevin O’Connor and @J. Kyle Mann were in the building to witness the matchup live and break down everything they saw.
youtube.com/watch?v=VgxgI3…11:51 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Emergency reaction to Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson last night with me and @J. Kyle Mann live on video.
We got into both of their outstanding games, potential NBA team fits, teams that should tank, and if this will end up the most untradeable #1 pick in history. @ringer11:49 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
What should the Jazz do in order to get Victor Wembanyama?
Anything.
I make the case here: sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…11:39 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Nessun rapporto con lui sportando.basketball/lebron-james-k…11:12 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
As he chases record, LeBron says he has “no relationship” with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar nba.nbcsports.com/2022/10/05/as-…11:00 AM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
New column from me @SInow: Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson and an unforgettable night in Vegas: si.com/nba/2022/10/05…10:09 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Based on the effusive tweets I’m seeing from last night, Victor Wembanyama was clearly an egregious omission from the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team. – 9:11 AM
Anil Gogna @AnilGognaNBA
How tall is Victor Wembanyama?
One thing is for certain, it’s not 7’2.
In the photo below he’s standing next to 7’4 Zach Edey of Purdue and he’s also towering over both Chet Holmgren on the far right listed at 7’0 and Nikola Jovic on the far left listed at 6’10. pic.twitter.com/SQoaijxqsN9:06 AM

Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Victor Wembanyama is a 7’3” menace, a basketball prospect the likes of which we have never seen.
37 points, 5 blocks, 7/11 from three in a classic duel against Scoot Henderson.
Let’s break down the tape, shall we? pic.twitter.com/fufuljZjcb8:38 AM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
A little nugget on Victor Wembanyama, the French phenom: he’s currently coached by French national team coach Vincent Collett. You think a 7-5 rim runner who drains 3s, playing along side Rudy Gobert, at the Paris Olympics may cause problems? – 8:04 AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Some 200 NBA GMs and scouts watched as Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson put on a show last night
They meet again Thursday espn.com/nba/story/_/id…7:50 AM

More on this storyline

When asked a question about the NBA hosting the exhibition game in Las Vegas, James used the occasion to make a personal plea to commissioner Adam Silver, angling to be first in line to own the team if the league ever expands to Sin City. “I would love to bring a team here at some point. That would be amazing. I know Adam is in Abu Dhabi right now, I believe,” James said, alluding to the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks’ preseason trip to the United Arab Emirates that Silver is attending. “But he probably sees every single interview and transcript that comes through from NBA players. “So, I want the team here, Adam. Thank you.” -via ESPN / October 6, 2022
Shaquille O’Neal: I think the greatest player is Michael Jordan. LeBron James is about to do something that hasn’t been done in a long time, and I think he will move his name up there. But for me, it’s always Dr. J (Julius Erving), Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and those guys. -via YouTube / October 5, 2022
As NBA executives consider the transformative impact 7-foot-4 French prospect Victor Wembanyama’s performance on Tuesday could impose on the NBA’s tanking and trade market this season, his agent insists that there’s no plan to listen to some team executives who suggest shutting down the projected No. 1 pick until the 2023 NBA draft in June. “NBA people are telling me to shut him down, and we are not going to shut him down,” Bouna Ndiaye told ESPN on Wednesday. “If we came with that kind of talk to [Wembanyama], he will look at us and say, ‘What are you talking about?’ He’ll never agree to that. He wants to compete and get better. With Victor, it’s basketball first and everything else second. He was so pissed off that he lost.” -via ESPN / October 6, 2022
Mike Finger: Victor Wembanyama, on if he feels more famous today than he did yesterday: “A little bit.” On what he wants to do in Vegas before he leaves: “I don’t plan on gambling at all.” On if he’s sick of us yet: “Yes. I’m joking. Please don’t write bad about me.” -via Twitter @mikefinger / October 5, 2022
Adam Zagoria: Steve Haney, agent for Scoot Henderson @thereal013, believes his client should be the No. 1 pick in 2023: “There were two incredibly talented players on that floor last night. But one beast,” he told me for @ForbesSports -via Twitter @AdamZagoria / October 5, 2022

NBA GM: Victor Wembanyama the most hyped prospect since LeBron James

NBA Central: “He’s a 7-foot-4 Durant who blocks shots – and he’s not even close to what he’s going to be. He will be the most hyped player since LeBron.” – NBA GM on Victor Wembanyama (Via ESPN) pic.twitter.com/PVCle9ffLz Source: Twitter …

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Victor Wembanyama signing autographs for fans in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/bBxHcdroPG3:32 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Austin Reaves didn’t watch Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson last night. He was too busy playing blackjack in Las Vegas. “I probably shouldn’t have been doing that.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/qpJ7JZgUHz3:31 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Austin Reaves’ reaction to LeBron James heckling players during practice. 😂 pic.twitter.com/zKoWqeTlNZ3:14 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
New Locked on #Thunder Podcast:
🏀 Scoot Henderson vs Victor Wembanyama
🏀 2023 NBA Draft class is why you tank
🏀 Roster projection 3.0
#ThunderUp #FirstListen: https://t.co/mMkaoVLwqq pic.twitter.com/OXFjfbfiHW3:09 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
About to go on NBA Today to talk NBA draft prospect sensations Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson. bit.ly/3SSbTqC #nbadraft #nba3:09 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Dispatch from Vegas(ish):
Victor Wembanyama might break the NBA before he even enters it.
And the Spurs have picked the best time in two decades to be bad.
expressnews.com/sports/columni… via @expressnews – 2:33 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Victor Wembanyama seems impossibly tall, even for the NBA. Here he is last night next to Tremont Waters, his teammate and former Celtics PG.
📸: Ethan Miller/Getty Images pic.twitter.com/w3qm3GqnPK2:26 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Victor Wembanyama, basketball’s next big thing, knows no bounds. An inside look at a hoops premiere for the ages @washingtonpost @PostSports wapo.st/3SX0OVo1:40 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
🔴 7-foot-5
🔴 8-foot wingspan
@Jonathan Givony notes that Victor Wembanyama “oozes talent” as he assesses his draft stock on @ESPNPlus ➡️ https://t.co/L8kaQ0HBss pic.twitter.com/fsMiYT0uKx1:28 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Hey @Utah Jazz fans, if you want to know more about Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, we’ll be talking to Yahoo Sports NBA Draft Expert @krystenpeek at 11.
Tune in!
kslsports.com/stream/12:53 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson.
@Kevin O’Connor and @J. Kyle Mann were in the building to witness the matchup live and break down everything they saw.
youtube.com/watch?v=VgxgI3…11:51 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Emergency reaction to Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson last night with me and @J. Kyle Mann live on video.
We got into both of their outstanding games, potential NBA team fits, teams that should tank, and if this will end up the most untradeable #1 pick in history. @ringer11:49 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
What should the Jazz do in order to get Victor Wembanyama?
Anything.
I make the case here: sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…11:39 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Nessun rapporto con lui sportando.basketball/lebron-james-k…11:12 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
As he chases record, LeBron says he has “no relationship” with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar nba.nbcsports.com/2022/10/05/as-…11:00 AM
Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
New column from me @SInow: Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson and an unforgettable night in Vegas: si.com/nba/2022/10/05…10:09 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Based on the effusive tweets I’m seeing from last night, Victor Wembanyama was clearly an egregious omission from the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team. – 9:11 AM
Tom Petrini @RealTomPetrini
Victor Wembanyama is a 7’3” menace, a basketball prospect the likes of which we have never seen.
37 points, 5 blocks, 7/11 from three in a classic duel against Scoot Henderson.
Let’s break down the tape, shall we? pic.twitter.com/fufuljZjcb8:38 AM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
A little nugget on Victor Wembanyama, the French phenom: he’s currently coached by French national team coach Vincent Collett. You think a 7-5 rim runner who drains 3s, playing along side Rudy Gobert, at the Paris Olympics may cause problems? – 8:04 AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Some 200 NBA GMs and scouts watched as Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson put on a show last night
They meet again Thursday espn.com/nba/story/_/id…7:50 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Victor Wembanyama dazzled NBA scouts and executives in his first USA appearance
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…4:31 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Scoot Henderson decided to test Victor Wembanyama at the rim and it didn’t end well 😬✋
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/JArujelp2q4:13 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The best international player NOT in the NBA according to the NBA GM survey:
1. 🇫🇷 Victor Wembanyama – 45%
2. 🇪🇸 Nikola Mirotic – 28%
3. 🇷🇸 Vasilije Micic – 21%
👀 pic.twitter.com/Zvpx8g4zdu2:48 AM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Utah Jazz fans react to the Victor Wembanyama-Scoot Henderson showdown https://t.co/oxa7AUJUdg pic.twitter.com/2lFCSD30eX2:18 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson left NBA analytics and basketball fans stunned this morning.
From early predictions to comparisons with all-time greats, the basketball world reacted to the first match between the two top NBA Draft prospects 👇
basketnews.com/news-178849-ba…1:56 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama was just UNFAIR against G League Ignite 😳
37 PTS
7-11 3PT
5 BLK
4 REB pic.twitter.com/BODlceWcPY1:40 AM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
No player in NBA history has ever had 30 points, 7 made 3s and 5 blocks in a game.
Victor Wembanyama just did that in his U.S. debut against legitimate NBA talent.
A talent the likes of which the NBA has never seen just did something the NBA has literally never seen. – 1:20 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama in his pointguard element 😲🕺
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/EWNE0EbpvB1:09 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The only player with seven 3’s and five blocks in an NBA game: Danny Green, in 2014.
Victor Wembanyama did that tonight. – 1:06 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
I love, and hate, how the futures of Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson will be decided by DNP-rests, “going in a younger direction” lineups and the order of how a bunch of ping-pong balls in a secret room inside a Chicago hotel next spring just happen to fall. – 12:59 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Victor Wembanyama told @MedcalfByESPN that he is 7-foot-3. – 12:50 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Interesting nugget from Victor Wembanyama tonight: This was his first 48-minute game. – 12:46 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
The Thunder should be allowed to let a team rent Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s services for a year so that he doesn’t have to be subjected to the level of tanking that’d necessary to pair Victor Wembanyama with Chet Holmgren – 12:46 AM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
“Three’s more than two.”
— Victor Wembanyama, explaining his shot selection. – 12:45 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson met against each other for the first time, and it was a show! 🤯
Tons of impressive moments and a clear message that tanking will be worth it this year:
basketnews.com/news-178846-vi…12:41 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Victor Wembanyama had 37 points, 7 threes and 5 blocks. Wanted to see if that had ever been done in an NBA game. It has not.🦄 – 12:41 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
“We haven’t seen it. There is nothing you can compare it to,” Ignite head coach Jason Hart said about Victor Wembanyama. – 12:41 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson: a where were you basketball moment pic.twitter.com/kSKxFKhlbK12:34 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Six players in NBA history, listed at 7-foot-3 or taller, have more than seven 3’s in their entire careers.
Victor Wembanyama had seven 3’s tonight. – 12:33 AM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
This was the best clash of future top two picks of all-time. And possibly the best national tv debut of a future #1 prospect in Victor Wembanyama, since LeBron James pic.twitter.com/2cxZef2RBH12:27 AM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
G-League Ignite beats France’s Metropolitans 92, 122-115, in riveting exhibition.
– Victor Wembanyama: 37 points, 11-20 shooting, 7-11 on threes, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks
– Scoot Henderson: 28 points, 11-21 shooting, 2-3 on threes, 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals pic.twitter.com/jKxjmJAlvg12:27 AM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
2023-24 opening night for the Thunder is gonna be wild with the debuts of Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama – 12:27 AM
Matt Babcock @MattBabcock11
Projected top pick, Victor Wembanyama scored 37 points, shooting 7-11 from deep to go along with 5 blocks versus the G League Ignite tonight.
Just a 7-foot-3 pick and pop big with an 8-foot wingspan. No big deal. pic.twitter.com/4rtRkV1svV12:26 AM

Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Victor Wembanyama recorded 7 3-pointers and 5 blocks against G League Ignite (and 37 points).
Got curious… the only player to record 7 3-pointers and 5 blocks in a NBA game is… Danny Green!
He had exactly 7 3s and 5 blocks in a 3 OT game in 2014. – 12:25 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Wembanyama tonight:
37 PTS
7 3P
5 BLK
Let the tank wars begin. pic.twitter.com/GHy6t5dqIw12:25 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Going live now with @SBN_Ricky to break down one of the best prospect games we’ve ever seen, Scoot Henderson vs. Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas.
Just an absolute all-time fun NBA Draft scouting game.
youtube.com/watch?v=O08rCY…12:24 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
In essence, French sensation Victor Wembanyama had 37 points, 7 3-pointers and 5 blocks in a G League game at 18 years old. Read more about Wembanyama in @andscape. bit.ly/3SSbTqC12:23 AM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
This entire Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson showcase is pic.twitter.com/vcKYcoIE2e12:21 AM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
This game has been absolutely ridiculous. He’s at 37 points, 7-10 from three, while blocking five shots. Victor Wembanyama is one of the most unique prospects I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/7CgzcXCSYX12:19 AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Yeah, I’m fully on board with Victor Wembanyama as the No. 1 pick in 2023. No brainer. – 12:18 AM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Victor Wembanyama: 37 PTS 4 REB 5 BLK 11/19 FG 7/10 3PT 8/12 FT at seven foot four. – 12:18 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Every once in a while in sports you attend an event that you remember for the rest of your life. This Victor Wembanyama game is one of those memorable moments. – 12:16 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson have more than surpassed the hype. I’m PUMPED and JACKED – 12:14 AM
The Ringer @ringernba
Scoot Henderson vs. Victor Wembanyama tonight pic.twitter.com/CP9G56swY412:13 AM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
That is now six made threes and 34 points for Victor Wembanyama – 12:12 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Save the drama for Victor Wembanyama…Better win nada for Wembanyama…Wear some 🦄 pajamas for Wembanyama…Pray for the squad, mama. Gotta have Wembanyama… pic.twitter.com/56Uy6umjNv11:49 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
Every team in the NBA trying to go 0-82 for Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/P1j8mCaMD611:46 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
me watching every single thing that scoot henderson and victor wembanyama do in this game pic.twitter.com/VWG11uoSv011:44 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Doesn’t matter how good Scoot Henderson shows out this season. There’s no way you can ever shift from taking Victor Wembanyama #1. Even if his leg falls off tomorrow, get down the prosthetics lab and make a new one, because he’s the one. – 11:42 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
I don’t think I’ve ever felt compelled to curse in my scouting notes before watching Victor Wembanyama. – 11:40 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Imaging Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama together pic.twitter.com/1JGbGYzeiL11:40 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama is that dude – 11:39 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Hey @Bill Simmons where would Victor Wembanyama be on your trade value rankings right now? – 11:36 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
This is some nasty stuff from Victor Wembanyama in this game. The body control and some of the step back stuff is unbelievable. The release point is just so high, it’s so hard to bother him. This is an awesome game. – 11:34 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
A block, a steal, a stepback 3 try while getting fouled: 15 seconds in the life of Victor Wembanyama. – 11:32 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Victor Wembanyama with back-to-back 3s coming out of the 2nd half. pic.twitter.com/EFTKLQ5arU11:30 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks are in attendance for Scoot Henderson and G League Ignite vs. Victor Wembanyama and Metropolitans 92 in Las Vegas tonight. I’m sure all 30 teams have someone at the game. – 11:22 PM
Anil Gogna @AnilGognaNBA
The year is 2024…
OKC enters the offseason with:
• Victor Wembanyama entering Y2
• Chet Holmgren entering Y3
• Josh Giddey entering Y4
• A backcourt duo of SGA & Lu Dort
• And enough $ to add a Max Player
The rebuild is finally over. – 11:09 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
People aren’t talking about the fact that the 2023 NBA draft will be an all-time great name draft.
Victor Wembanyama. Scoot Henderson. Amen Thompson. Ausar Thompson. Kel’el Ware. Dariq Whitehead. Gradey Dick. Terquavion Smith. Sidy Cissoko. Great NBA name-generator names. – 10:58 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Aside from looking like franchise-altering NBA talents, Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson also have phenomenal basketball names. Can’t wait to see them in the league soon – 10:54 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Sure, Victor Wembanyama looks fluid, smooth and skilled as hell, but I remember back when yada yada yada yada yada Tskitishvili – 10:49 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Filthy finish by Scoot Henderson around Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/lg7zorHwBO10:46 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Watching Victor Wembanyama on the Four-Letter…yes, I see what the fuss is all about. You’ve gotta take him number one next year.
But @thereal013 tho 👀👀 – 10:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker and Chris Paul are courtside for the Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson show pic.twitter.com/4BtOVkFQD810:39 PM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Watched some of Zion – he looks spry – but the 🏀 game you can’t miss tonight is on ESPN2. Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson, likely the top 2 picks in the 2023 NBA Draft, are showing out in Vegas. Victor has replaced LeBron as the best teenager I’ve ever seen. – 10:32 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
If you created Victor Wembanyama in 2K you’d be accused of cheating.
99 height
99 wingspan
99 shooting
99 driving
99 handles
99 rim protection
99 awareness
99 sweet name
13 year old me is in heaven right now. – 10:23 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Amazing moment for Leonard Miller, the 🇨🇦2023 1st-round NBA prospect playing for G-League ignite w/ Scoot Henderson & against French star Victor Wembanyama in showcase of potential No.1 picks on NBA TV right now. Incredible talents & great chance for Miller to improve his stock. – 10:20 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Tune into ESPN2 now and you can catch the Victor Wembanyama vs. John Jenkins duel. – 10:19 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
you know what thought folks, victor wembanyama is doing it right now in a half-full las vegas arena. but you have to wonder if he could do it on a wednesday in january in champaign. – 10:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It’s going to be incredibly stupid in about 8 months when someone says Victor Wembanyama can’t be the first pick because he didn’t drop 20 points on Northeast Directional State in a non-conference matchup in early-December. – 10:17 PM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
Victor Wembanyama is what happens if Ralph Sampson was allowed to be what he wanted to be. – 10:16 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
folks, i have an important take….
victor wembanyama is good – 10:15 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Scoot Henderson gives zeros fucks that everyone is head over heels for Victor Wembanyama.
Wemby is outrageous but that’s some serious swag from Scoot. – 10:14 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
It’s too easy for Victor Wembanyama 😤 pic.twitter.com/8hW7J42IaB10:12 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’ve seen all I need to see.
1. Victor Wembanyama
2. Scoot Henderson
3-14: You should have tanked harder and/or hoped for better lottery luck. – 10:12 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
You just really can’t emphasize enough how much Victor Wembanyama’s length changes the angles and geometry of the game when he’s on the court. – 10:09 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Proof that aliens are real: Victor Wembanyama
This is wild to watch. So tall, so long, so fluid – 10:09 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson tipping off on ESPN2 right now – 10:05 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Victor Wembanyama is about to take center stage on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/cTNsPRHUai10:03 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Victor Wembanyama is lacing up the Nike GT Run tonight 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/MvFZsbI6nL10:03 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker gave us his reasoning for that LeBron Instagram story, and I appreciated where he’s coming from on this one.
🎧: https://t.co/A51s2pWuZn
New @PHNX_Suns pod is up! pic.twitter.com/dDml6FGFcU10:01 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama is one of one pic.twitter.com/9qLfTAf7sT9:46 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama warming up for showdown vs. G-League Ignite pic.twitter.com/LqNJxoh6mT9:37 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama low post warmup pic.twitter.com/wzuT00hC989:20 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Greetings from Henderson, Nevada. Here to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, the likely top two picks in the 2023 NBA draft. pic.twitter.com/yiAtL8tRZx8:55 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Possible 2023 No. 1 NBA Draft pick Victor Wembanyama has to duck to get through the metal detector before showdown vs. Scoot Henderson and G-League Ignite pic.twitter.com/gEL2gMZQTW8:39 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
We’re watching projected #1 pick Victor Wembanyama go up against Scoot Henderson, who some believe should be the top selection, at 9:00 pm Central tonight in the @RocketsWatch room. This will be a fascinating matchup.
https://t.co/O6ZXlJCf3O pic.twitter.com/2PFIiAndly8:19 PM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Two hours until tip-off between Met 92 and G League Ignite here in Vegas. Projected top pick Victor Wembanyama and projected No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson going head to head tonight for the first time. Most of the NBA filtering in and out of Vegas this week as a result. Basketball! pic.twitter.com/sbdqupg6Cd8:06 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton expected to attend the game between @gleagueignite and Paris Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, tonight to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, a source said. Lakers and Suns play an exhibition game in Las Vegas tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/JV3bf4vmkz8:01 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton expected to attend the game between @gleagueignite and Paris Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, tonight to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, a source said. Lakers and Suns play an exhibition game in Las Vegas tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/8C1F4pHsSc7:50 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
I asked Scoot Henderson why he should go first in the 2023 NBA draft and if there’s extra motivation playing Victor Wembanyama.
Scoot: “I feel like I don’t need any extra motivation…I’m trying to dominate and demoralize whoever I’m in front of.”
Full interview out this week. pic.twitter.com/XJklS1LIrH7:36 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Tonight, Victor Wembanyama, the projected No. 1 pick in the NBA draft next June, plays the first of two games on national TV this week.
Here’s what Kristaps Porzingis thinks about the next unicorn: nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…6:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“A lot of criticism comes with playing sport or being on TV. It’s just a perspective thing. Everybody take a look in the mirror. Nobody’s perfect”
Devin Booker on Instagram post of LeBron James photo tagged MOOD after #Suns loss to Adelaide 36ers
“It’s more of a life statement” pic.twitter.com/bb3VKxsYaK4:30 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“It’s more of a life statement.”
Devin Booker, asked about his Instagram story of that LeBron James press conference after the Suns preseason loss to the 36ers, said he knew people weren’t going to take it well pic.twitter.com/cAViVq1GVZ4:07 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Lakers’ first defensive possession of the preseason wasn’t exactly encouraging in regard to LeBron making the next rotation on defense more than he did last season. pic.twitter.com/ILLUM9n2P712:10 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
So were this the regular season, LeBron James would have seen his all time record of 1096 straight games scoring 10+ pts come to an end as he scored 4 in 16 min in a loss to SAC. He shot 0-7 FG. Only 1x, in his 3rd season. has he ever played a game in which he did not have a FG – 3:00 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron laughed when @Brad Turner asked him about his 0 for 7 preseason night and if he’s still getting his legs under him: “I’ve been 0-fer before. It’s just that I played more. … In 15 minutes, it was over with. But that’s the last thing on my mind, as far as makes or misses.” pic.twitter.com/ukjKrYczFP2:00 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron laughed when he was asked about shooting 0-for 7 from the field: pic.twitter.com/9r8yLzWmPw1:51 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Keegan Murray on matching up against LeBron James pic.twitter.com/6Z0scr1fSf1:13 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Final: Kings 105, Lakers 75.
The Lakers led after a half 46-41, but after LeBron, AD and Russ all sat, it flew apart. Will be interested to see how it goes when they get more time — when they played, the supporting cast looked good around them. – 12:55 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers drop 105-75 game to Kings. AD had 11 points, 11 rebounds. LeBron James 4 points, but missed all seven of his field goals. Russell Westbrook had 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds. – 12:54 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Lakers drop their preseason opener 105-75 to SAC with Darvin Ham limiting his starters’ playing time. AD 11p 11r in 16 mins; Russ 5p on 2-of-3 3a in 15 mins; LeBron 4p on 0-of-7 2a in 16 mins. Rookie Cole Swider had 10p off the bench. LAL has PHX in Vegas on Wednesday. – 12:53 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
As expected, LeBron, AD and Westbrook are all done for the night having played in the 1st half. Patrick Beverley may also be done for the evening.
Rookies Cole Swider and Max Christie started the 2nd half alongside JTA, Nunn and Jones. – 12:03 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Doubt we’re gonna see LeBron James, Russell Westbrook or Anthony Davis again tonight.
LeBron was 0-for-7 from the field. If I were a betting woman, I’d place a lot of money that he’s going to go off next game, even though it’s just the preseason. – 12:00 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron tonight:
4 PTS
0-7 FG
0-2 3P
Preseason. pic.twitter.com/EJkpzPn5RG11:58 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Lakers 46, Kings 41
Anthony Davis has 11 pts (two 3s) and 11 rebs. Russell Westbrook has 5 pts, 3 rebs and 3 asts. Rough shooting half for LeBron (4 pts on 0-of-7 FGs). Impressive play from Wenten Gabriel. The Lakers are a team-high +6 with Kendrick Nunn on the floor. – 11:42 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron is 0 for 7 tonight late in the half.
The last time he was 0 for 7 at halftime of a game was Feb. 19, 2008.
That year, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series.
LFG. – 11:37 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Davis has controlled the defensive glass thus far with 9 rebounds in 12 minutes. He’s 2 for 5 with a made 3 on the other end.
LeBron has yet to hit a shot, starting 0 for 7 as he looks for his rhythm. He’s 4 for 5 at the FT line, with LAL leading 35-28 midway through the 2nd. – 11:27 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James has opened the Lakers’ first preseason game shooting 0-for-6 from the field. He was clearly frustrated after missing the last shot he was fouled on, shaking his head as he looked down at the floor. – 11:24 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Good thing it’s preseason: LeBron has started 0 for 6 from the field and I can’t remember the last time that could be said. He shook his head after drawing a foul but missing the and-1 layup at the hoop. – 11:21 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James’ stomach hurting a bit after Trey Lyles bumped him during his last drive. – 11:20 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Great pass, Bron – 10:58 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lineup now out: Reaves, Beverley, Bryant, JTA and LeBron. A little smaller, theoretically scrappier defensively and better shooters. Interested in this one. – 10:57 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Keegan Murray defending LeBron James. – 10:57 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
5:58 left, 1Q.
Current Lakers lineup:
Patrick Beverley
Russell Westbrook
LeBron James
Anthony Davis
Juan Toscano-Anderson – 10:54 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Totally understand the arguments for not wanting to start Keegan Murray and have him defend LeBron.
Except this is preseason, which is all about testing and getting experience before the regular season.
Regardless of him starting, I hope Keegan gets a little time guarding LBJ. – 10:34 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Ham said he’ll likely play 11 or 12 guys tonight, including LeBron, AD and Westbrook. Their minutes will be limited in this preseason opener.
Walker IV is out, but is expected to be cleared to play by tomorrow (next game is Wednesday)
Brown Jr. and Schroder are also out. – 9:03 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Darvin Ham on Anthony Davis running the offense and the dynamic with LeBron, AD and Russ pic.twitter.com/Vpx4XFvTuj9:02 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Ham said he’s been amazed at LeBron’s level of “pop” and “quick twitch”, his overall athleticism going into Year 20.
The Lakers have several other explosive athletes (Ham mentioned Westbrook, Damian Jones and Lonnie Walker), but Ham said LeBron has stood out in that way. – 8:59 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
As has been trending through the first week of camp, it’ll be LeBron, AD, Russ, Damian Jones and Kendrick Nunn in tonight’s game against Sacramento. Darvin Ham says the regular season lineup is “totally fluid.” – 8:58 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers starters are Bron, AD, K Nunn, Russ and Damion Jones – 8:57 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Darvin Ham said the startling lineup (LeBron, AD, Russ, Nunn and Jones) is “totally fluid.” He added that that’s the starting lineup “for tonight.” – 8:57 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Ham confirmed that tonight’s starters will be Westbrook, Nunn, LeBron, AD and Jones.
That remains fluid moving forward, but Ham has liked how that group has fit together in camp thus far. – 8:57 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Darvin Ham says that his starting unit remains “totally fluid” even though he is beginning with LeBron, AD, Westbrook, Nunn and Damian Jones in tonight’s preseason opener – 8:57 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Starters for tonight:
-Russ
-Nunn
-Lebron
-AD
-Jones – 8:57 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Darvin Ham said his starting lineup “is totally fluid” but Nunn and Jones will start with LeBron, AD and Westbrook tonight – 8:56 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Lakers starters tonight:
Damian Jones
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
Kendrick Nunn
Russell Westbrook – 8:56 PM
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
Lakers Coach Darvin Ham said LeBron, Anthony Davis and Westbrook would get “a couple quick bursts” of playing time in tonight’s pre-season opener against Sacramento.
Davis has some back soreness but is expected to play, Ham added. – 8:52 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
AD, LeBron and Russ all will play tonight – 8:50 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Darvin Ham says LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook will all play “a couple of quick bursts” before having their nights finish in tonight’s preseason opener against the Kings. – 8:50 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Darvin says LeBron, Russ and AD will get “a few quick bursts” tonight against the Kings, and then they will be shut down. About 11 or 12 Lakers should play tonight. – 8:50 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Darvin Ham says 11 to 12 players will play tonight. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook are all playing. – 8:50 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players to average 27+ PPG in a season before turning 21:
— Zion
— Luka
— LeBron
That’s it. pic.twitter.com/KY65SoCQhT4:50 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Monday’s @LockedOnLakers pod, YouTube version. Questions before tonight’s preseason opener. Does it matter? Does a Russ/Nunn/LBJ/AD starting lineup make sense? Can Nunn make an impact? @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork
youtube.com/watch?v=DQJt2M…3:27 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
When will LeBron James break Kareem’s all-time scoring record? nba.nbcsports.com/2022/10/03/whe…9:55 AM
LeBron James @KingJames
What a ball by 🐐 too! Sheesh – 9:51 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
MIKE EVANS!!!! Bro stop it!! – 9:51 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
That play was INSANE!!! Wow – 9:34 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
My DOG Mike Evans!! 👏🏾👏🏾 – 9:16 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
Patty Mahomes 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. So damn good!! 🪄 – 9:09 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
I LOVE DEVIN WHITE!!!!! ANIMAL 💪🏾 – 8:45 PM

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Shaquille O’Neal: I think the greatest player is Michael Jordan. LeBron James is about to do something that hasn’t been done in a long time, and I think he will move his name up there. But for me, it’s always Dr. J (Julius Erving), Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and those guys. -via YouTube / October 5, 2022
Shaquille O’Neal brought up the topic of James and him closing in on Abdul-Jabbar’s record on the show “IMPAULSIVE” (at the 26:42 mark) and said that James passing Abdul-Jabbar’s record actually has him jealous. “LeBron’s about to do something that hasn’t been done in a long time and I think he will put his move up there,” Shaquille O’Neal said. “To pass up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I can truthfully say I’m jealous of that feat.” Although he said that Michael Jordan is the greatest player ever in his eyes, he had plenty of praise for LeBron James and the record he is about to break. -via Clutch Points / October 5, 2022
SHOWTIME Basketball: Our guys don’t see Lakers having any success unless Anthony Davis is healthy and dominant. Full Certified Smoke 2022-23 NBA Season Preview drops this week on the Showtime Basketball YouTube. -via Twitter / October 5, 2022
Ben Golliver: Scoot Henderson on why he doesn’t feed into No. 1 vs. No. 2 talk with Victor Wembanyama: “I try to take nothing personal, actually. I read the book ‘The Four Agreements.’ I took that chapter and applied it to my life. … I don’t pay attention to that. I pay attention to winning.” pic.twitter.com/JYMlgllPTY -via Twitter @BenGolliver / October 5, 2022
Anil Gogna: How tall is Victor Wembanyama? One thing is for certain, it’s not 7’2. In the photo below he’s standing next to 7’4 Zach Edey of Purdue and he’s also towering over both Chet Holmgren on the far right listed at 7’0 and Nikola Jovic on the far left listed at 6’10. pic.twitter.com/SQoaijxqsN -via Twitter @AnilGognaNBA / October 5, 2022

Victor Wembanyama scores 37 points and the NBA world goes crazy

In a showcase game against another contender for the 2023 NBA Draft’s top pick, Wembanyama and Paris, France’s Metropolitan 92s took on Scoot Henderson and the G-League Ignite. The latter squad got the win, and Henderson went off for 28 points and …

In a showcase game against another contender for the 2023 NBA Draft’s top pick, Wembanyama and Paris, France’s Metropolitan 92s took on Scoot Henderson and the G-League Ignite. The latter squad got the win, and Henderson went off for 28 points and nine assists. But Wembanyama’s performance was the one that captivated NBA Twitter, and presumably any NBA scout and executive paying attention. Even with Zion’s return from a season-long absence happening live on TNT, Wembanyama’s 37 points on 20 shot attempts stole the night. Merely reading those numbers doesn’t do them justice.
Source: Andy Bailey @ Bleacher Report

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
The best international player NOT in the NBA according to the NBA GM survey:
1. 🇫🇷 Victor Wembanyama – 45%
2. 🇪🇸 Nikola Mirotic – 28%
3. 🇷🇸 Vasilije Micic – 21%
👀 pic.twitter.com/Zvpx8g4zdu2:48 AM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Utah Jazz fans react to the Victor Wembanyama-Scoot Henderson showdown https://t.co/oxa7AUJUdg pic.twitter.com/2lFCSD30eX2:18 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson left NBA analytics and basketball fans stunned this morning.
From early predictions to comparisons with all-time greats, the basketball world reacted to the first match between the two top NBA Draft prospects 👇
basketnews.com/news-178849-ba…1:56 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama was just UNFAIR against G League Ignite 😳
37 PTS
7-11 3PT
5 BLK
4 REB pic.twitter.com/BODlceWcPY1:40 AM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
No player in NBA history has ever had 30 points, 7 made 3s and 5 blocks in a game.
Victor Wembanyama just did that in his U.S. debut against legitimate NBA talent.
A talent the likes of which the NBA has never seen just did something the NBA has literally never seen. – 1:20 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama in his pointguard element 😲🕺
🎥 @NBATV pic.twitter.com/EWNE0EbpvB1:09 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The only player with seven 3’s and five blocks in an NBA game: Danny Green, in 2014.
Victor Wembanyama did that tonight. – 1:06 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
I love, and hate, how the futures of Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson will be decided by DNP-rests, “going in a younger direction” lineups and the order of how a bunch of ping-pong balls in a secret room inside a Chicago hotel next spring just happen to fall. – 12:59 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Interesting nugget from Victor Wembanyama tonight: This was his first 48-minute game. – 12:46 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
The Thunder should be allowed to let a team rent Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s services for a year so that he doesn’t have to be subjected to the level of tanking that’d necessary to pair Victor Wembanyama with Chet Holmgren – 12:46 AM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
“Three’s more than two.”
— Victor Wembanyama, explaining his shot selection. – 12:45 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson met against each other for the first time, and it was a show! 🤯
Tons of impressive moments and a clear message that tanking will be worth it this year:
basketnews.com/news-178846-vi…12:41 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Victor Wembanyama had 37 points, 7 threes and 5 blocks. Wanted to see if that had ever been done in an NBA game. It has not.🦄 – 12:41 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson: a where were you basketball moment pic.twitter.com/kSKxFKhlbK12:34 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Six players in NBA history, listed at 7-foot-3 or taller, have more than seven 3’s in their entire careers.
Victor Wembanyama had seven 3’s tonight. – 12:33 AM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
This was the best clash of future top two picks of all-time. And possibly the best national tv debut of a future #1 prospect in Victor Wembanyama, since LeBron James pic.twitter.com/2cxZef2RBH12:27 AM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
G-League Ignite beats France’s Metropolitans 92, 122-115, in riveting exhibition.
– Victor Wembanyama: 37 points, 11-20 shooting, 7-11 on threes, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks
– Scoot Henderson: 28 points, 11-21 shooting, 2-3 on threes, 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals pic.twitter.com/jKxjmJAlvg12:27 AM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
2023-24 opening night for the Thunder is gonna be wild with the debuts of Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama – 12:27 AM
Matt Babcock @MattBabcock11
Projected top pick, Victor Wembanyama scored 37 points, shooting 7-11 from deep to go along with 5 blocks versus the G League Ignite tonight.
Just a 7-foot-3 pick and pop big with an 8-foot wingspan. No big deal. pic.twitter.com/4rtRkV1svV12:26 AM

Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Victor Wembanyama recorded 7 3-pointers and 5 blocks against G League Ignite (and 37 points).
Got curious… the only player to record 7 3-pointers and 5 blocks in a NBA game is… Danny Green!
He had exactly 7 3s and 5 blocks in a 3 OT game in 2014. – 12:25 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Victor Wembanyama tonight:
37 PTS
7 3P
5 BLK
Let the tank wars begin. pic.twitter.com/GHy6t5dqIw12:25 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Going live now with @SBN_Ricky to break down one of the best prospect games we’ve ever seen, Scoot Henderson vs. Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas.
Just an absolute all-time fun NBA Draft scouting game.
youtube.com/watch?v=O08rCY…12:24 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
In essence, French sensation Victor Wembanyama had 37 points, 7 3-pointers and 5 blocks in a G League game at 18 years old. Read more about Wembanyama in @andscape. bit.ly/3SSbTqC12:23 AM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
This entire Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson showcase is pic.twitter.com/vcKYcoIE2e12:21 AM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
This game has been absolutely ridiculous. He’s at 37 points, 7-10 from three, while blocking five shots. Victor Wembanyama is one of the most unique prospects I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/7CgzcXCSYX12:19 AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Yeah, I’m fully on board with Victor Wembanyama as the No. 1 pick in 2023. No brainer. – 12:18 AM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Victor Wembanyama: 37 PTS 4 REB 5 BLK 11/19 FG 7/10 3PT 8/12 FT at seven foot four. – 12:18 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Every once in a while in sports you attend an event that you remember for the rest of your life. This Victor Wembanyama game is one of those memorable moments. – 12:16 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson have more than surpassed the hype. I’m PUMPED and JACKED – 12:14 AM
The Ringer @ringernba
Scoot Henderson vs. Victor Wembanyama tonight pic.twitter.com/CP9G56swY412:13 AM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
That is now six made threes and 34 points for Victor Wembanyama – 12:12 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Save the drama for Victor Wembanyama…Better win nada for Wembanyama…Wear some 🦄 pajamas for Wembanyama…Pray for the squad, mama. Gotta have Wembanyama… pic.twitter.com/56Uy6umjNv11:49 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
Every team in the NBA trying to go 0-82 for Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/P1j8mCaMD611:46 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
me watching every single thing that scoot henderson and victor wembanyama do in this game pic.twitter.com/VWG11uoSv011:44 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Doesn’t matter how good Scoot Henderson shows out this season. There’s no way you can ever shift from taking Victor Wembanyama #1. Even if his leg falls off tomorrow, get down the prosthetics lab and make a new one, because he’s the one. – 11:42 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
I don’t think I’ve ever felt compelled to curse in my scouting notes before watching Victor Wembanyama. – 11:40 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Imaging Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama together pic.twitter.com/1JGbGYzeiL11:40 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama is that dude – 11:39 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Victor Wembanyama’s shot is a thing of beauty. – 11:37 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Hey @Bill Simmons where would Victor Wembanyama be on your trade value rankings right now? – 11:36 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
This is some nasty stuff from Victor Wembanyama in this game. The body control and some of the step back stuff is unbelievable. The release point is just so high, it’s so hard to bother him. This is an awesome game. – 11:34 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
A block, a steal, a stepback 3 try while getting fouled: 15 seconds in the life of Victor Wembanyama. – 11:32 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Victor Wembanyama with back-to-back 3s coming out of the 2nd half. pic.twitter.com/EFTKLQ5arU11:30 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks are in attendance for Scoot Henderson and G League Ignite vs. Victor Wembanyama and Metropolitans 92 in Las Vegas tonight. I’m sure all 30 teams have someone at the game. – 11:22 PM
Anil Gogna @AnilGognaNBA
The year is 2024…
OKC enters the offseason with:
• Victor Wembanyama entering Y2
• Chet Holmgren entering Y3
• Josh Giddey entering Y4
• A backcourt duo of SGA & Lu Dort
• And enough $ to add a Max Player
The rebuild is finally over. – 11:09 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
People aren’t talking about the fact that the 2023 NBA draft will be an all-time great name draft.
Victor Wembanyama. Scoot Henderson. Amen Thompson. Ausar Thompson. Kel’el Ware. Dariq Whitehead. Gradey Dick. Terquavion Smith. Sidy Cissoko. Great NBA name-generator names. – 10:58 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Aside from looking like franchise-altering NBA talents, Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson also have phenomenal basketball names. Can’t wait to see them in the league soon – 10:54 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Sure, Victor Wembanyama looks fluid, smooth and skilled as hell, but I remember back when yada yada yada yada yada Tskitishvili – 10:49 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Filthy finish by Scoot Henderson around Victor Wembanyama pic.twitter.com/lg7zorHwBO10:46 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Watching Victor Wembanyama on the Four-Letter…yes, I see what the fuss is all about. You’ve gotta take him number one next year.
But @thereal013 tho 👀👀 – 10:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker and Chris Paul are courtside for the Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson show pic.twitter.com/4BtOVkFQD810:39 PM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Watched some of Zion – he looks spry – but the 🏀 game you can’t miss tonight is on ESPN2. Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson, likely the top 2 picks in the 2023 NBA Draft, are showing out in Vegas. Victor has replaced LeBron as the best teenager I’ve ever seen. – 10:32 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
If you created Victor Wembanyama in 2K you’d be accused of cheating.
99 height
99 wingspan
99 shooting
99 driving
99 handles
99 rim protection
99 awareness
99 sweet name
13 year old me is in heaven right now. – 10:23 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Amazing moment for Leonard Miller, the 🇨🇦2023 1st-round NBA prospect playing for G-League ignite w/ Scoot Henderson & against French star Victor Wembanyama in showcase of potential No.1 picks on NBA TV right now. Incredible talents & great chance for Miller to improve his stock. – 10:20 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Tune into ESPN2 now and you can catch the Victor Wembanyama vs. John Jenkins duel. – 10:19 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
you know what thought folks, victor wembanyama is doing it right now in a half-full las vegas arena. but you have to wonder if he could do it on a wednesday in january in champaign. – 10:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It’s going to be incredibly stupid in about 8 months when someone says Victor Wembanyama can’t be the first pick because he didn’t drop 20 points on Northeast Directional State in a non-conference matchup in early-December. – 10:17 PM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
Victor Wembanyama is what happens if Ralph Sampson was allowed to be what he wanted to be. – 10:16 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
folks, i have an important take….
victor wembanyama is good – 10:15 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Scoot Henderson gives zeros fucks that everyone is head over heels for Victor Wembanyama.
Wemby is outrageous but that’s some serious swag from Scoot. – 10:14 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
It’s too easy for Victor Wembanyama 😤 pic.twitter.com/8hW7J42IaB10:12 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’ve seen all I need to see.
1. Victor Wembanyama
2. Scoot Henderson
3-14: You should have tanked harder and/or hoped for better lottery luck. – 10:12 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
You just really can’t emphasize enough how much Victor Wembanyama’s length changes the angles and geometry of the game when he’s on the court. – 10:09 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Proof that aliens are real: Victor Wembanyama
This is wild to watch. So tall, so long, so fluid – 10:09 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson tipping off on ESPN2 right now – 10:05 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Victor Wembanyama is about to take center stage on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/cTNsPRHUai10:03 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Victor Wembanyama is lacing up the Nike GT Run tonight 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/MvFZsbI6nL10:03 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama is one of one pic.twitter.com/9qLfTAf7sT9:46 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Victor Wembanyama warming up for showdown vs. G-League Ignite pic.twitter.com/LqNJxoh6mT9:37 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Victor Wembanyama low post warmup pic.twitter.com/wzuT00hC989:20 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Greetings from Henderson, Nevada. Here to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, the likely top two picks in the 2023 NBA draft. pic.twitter.com/yiAtL8tRZx8:55 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Possible 2023 No. 1 NBA Draft pick Victor Wembanyama has to duck to get through the metal detector before showdown vs. Scoot Henderson and G-League Ignite pic.twitter.com/gEL2gMZQTW8:39 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
We’re watching projected #1 pick Victor Wembanyama go up against Scoot Henderson, who some believe should be the top selection, at 9:00 pm Central tonight in the @RocketsWatch room. This will be a fascinating matchup.
https://t.co/O6ZXlJCf3O pic.twitter.com/2PFIiAndly8:19 PM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Two hours until tip-off between Met 92 and G League Ignite here in Vegas. Projected top pick Victor Wembanyama and projected No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson going head to head tonight for the first time. Most of the NBA filtering in and out of Vegas this week as a result. Basketball! pic.twitter.com/sbdqupg6Cd8:06 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton expected to attend the game between @gleagueignite and Paris Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, tonight to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, a source said. Lakers and Suns play an exhibition game in Las Vegas tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/JV3bf4vmkz8:01 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton expected to attend the game between @gleagueignite and Paris Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, tonight to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, a source said. Lakers and Suns play an exhibition game in Las Vegas tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/8C1F4pHsSc7:50 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
I asked Scoot Henderson why he should go first in the 2023 NBA draft and if there’s extra motivation playing Victor Wembanyama.
Scoot: “I feel like I don’t need any extra motivation…I’m trying to dominate and demoralize whoever I’m in front of.”
Full interview out this week. pic.twitter.com/XJklS1LIrH7:36 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Tonight, Victor Wembanyama, the projected No. 1 pick in the NBA draft next June, plays the first of two games on national TV this week.
Here’s what Kristaps Porzingis thinks about the next unicorn: nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…6:22 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Hey America, welcome to the Victor Wembanyama show. Tonight the most heralded international import since Yao Ming will showcase his all-around skills in Las Vegas. Learn the entire story about the 7-2 French teen projected to be #1 #NBA pick in @andscape. bit.ly/3SSbTqC1:19 PM
Evan Sidery @esidery
A massive number of NBA executives are in Las Vegas today to watch Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson face off.
The exhibition matchup between the projected top-two picks in the 2023 NBA Draft will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 at 10 ET/7 PT. pic.twitter.com/8SMJoNRBmM1:09 PM

Matt Babcock @MattBabcock11
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson are the top-rated prospects for the 2023 NBA Draft. They face off tonight and Thursday in Las Vegas, and I’m excited to be able to attend, which will be a perfect way to kick off the scouting season! Let’s go! 🏀 🙌 pic.twitter.com/VPKmhZiHZz12:57 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
How to watch top NBA draft prospects Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson face each other this week https://t.co/OqSNqnX3fe pic.twitter.com/yZfPE81O7O11:51 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
NBA G League Ignite’s Scoot Henderson: “I feel like I’m the No. 1 player.” Henderson sits down with @Stadium to discuss facing off against fellow top 2023 Draft prospect Victor Wembanyama, his NBA idols, unique family business and more: pic.twitter.com/1HVoDSPF8n10:55 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Luka Doncic is picked by NBA GMs to win 2023 NBA MVP
Victor Wembanyama is voted as the best international player outside the NBA by 45 percent of the general managers, surpassing reigning EuroLeague MVP Nikola Mirotic & Final Four MVP Vasilije Micic
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…10:39 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
AP Interview: 1-on-1 with NBA prospect Victor Wembanyama (from @AP) apnews.com/article/6f4ac3…9:15 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I can’t wait to get a real measurement on Victor Wembanyama. I’ve seen anywhere from 7-foot-2 to 7-foot-5 as his listed height. Looking at him, I’d guess he’s around 7-foot-3 or 7-foot-4, but I’d like to know the actual height.
These exhibition games are gonna be fun! – 9:09 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Victor Wembanyama: If I was never born, I think he [Scoot Henderson] would deserve the first spot
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…7:28 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama compared to normal human beings 👀
🎥@Marc J. Spears pic.twitter.com/ewduORCJlX5:53 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Victor Wembanyama: My goal is to be like something you’ve never seen, unique sportando.basketball/en/victor-wemb…3:54 AM

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Victor Wembanyama: ‘My goal is to be like something you’ve never seen’

The path he wants to take, he said in an interview with The Associated Press, will be all his own. “I’m gonna tell you something that’s been going on in my life, like for my whole life, since I’ve been a kid, even before I played basketball,” …

The path he wants to take, he said in an interview with The Associated Press, will be all his own. “I’m gonna tell you something that’s been going on in my life, like for my whole life, since I’ve been a kid, even before I played basketball,” Wembanyama said. “I’ve always tried to do [something] different. I’m not even talking about sports, whatever. Any field, I’m always trying to be original, something original, something one of one, something that’s never been done before. And this is really how it worked in my life. I don’t know where it comes from. I think I was born with it. I’ve always been trying to be original. Unique, that’s the word.” “My goal,” he said, “is to be like something you’ve never seen.”

Source: Associated Press @ ESPN

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Victor Wembanyama: My goal is to be like something you’ve never seen, unique sportando.basketball/en/victor-wemb…3:54 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder without SGA, Lu Dort, Moose or Chet Holmgren beat the full strength Nuggets 112-101.
Pouring one out for Victor Wembanyama to OKC. pic.twitter.com/BwtErutx8L11:26 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Hoop sensation Victor Wembanyama said if he wasn’t born Scoot Henderson would be the top pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and he is his favorite prospect of this class. Scoot’s G League Ignite host Victor’s France Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, Nev. with at least 120 NBA folks expected – 7:16 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
AP story — French star Victor Wembanyama set for his first taste of NBA life with games against G League Ignite. apnews.com/article/7cd6f8…6:56 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
America, say hello to Victor Wembanyama. pic.twitter.com/ENHQXxwyoo6:06 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Victor Wembanyama, the likely No. 1 pick in 2023, is about to become a lot more widely known this week when he plays two games on national TV.
He plays like Kristaps Porzingis, so what does the Unicorn think of the next unicorn? I asked him.🦄 nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…1:46 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson: Everything you need to know for the Metropolitans 92-G League Ignite matchup between the projected top two 2023 NBA draft picks.
@krystenpeek ➡️ https://t.co/uRJVag8iNk pic.twitter.com/00gtLv5VOR1:03 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
London Johnson has joined the G League Ignite and is expected to play in the two preseason games this week against Victor Wembanyama and France Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, Nevada. Johnson is ranked by ESPN as the No. 32 overall prospect in the class of 2023. – 12:18 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Who’s going to Las Vegas next week to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson game? Lakers and Suns play on Wednesday night too. – 3:23 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Danny Leroux is here!
First, he gives us an in-person scout of Victor Wembanyama.
Then, we set the NBA Trade Market here early in the season, with seemingly no stars available right now.
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“I think I’m really a complex person, but people are gonna discover more and more about me through the years. But I like to keep the mystery alive. I don’t want to give too much of myself, that’s what makes things rare, you know? Exclusive.” -via SLAM / October 4, 2022
“The whole NBA will be in the arena,’’ says one NBA executive. “They want to see the unicorn.” Another executive jokes, “Everybody is so ready to tank.” But there’s a grain of truth in this joke. Victor arrives in the US after already posting huge numbers with his new team. In his first friendly games with The Mets in September, Wembanyama went into Super Saiyan mode, scoring 34 points against the Turkish team Darussafaka and another 34 points just 48 hours later against the Israeli champ Hapoel Holon. He then went on to post 23 points, 10 boards and 3 blocks in his first Betclic Elite Game of the 2022-23 season. -via SLAM / October 4, 2022
Tim Reynolds: Presumed No. 1 2023 draft pick Victor Wembanyama on presumed No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson: “He’s really a great player. If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot.” -via Twitter @ByTimReynolds / October 3, 2022

Victor Wembanyama on Scoot Henderson: ‘If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot’

Tim Reynolds: Presumed No. 1 2023 draft pick Victor Wembanyama on presumed No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson: “He’s really a great player. If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot.” Source: Twitter @ByTimReynolds What’s the buzz on …

Tim Reynolds: Presumed No. 1 2023 draft pick Victor Wembanyama on presumed No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson: “He’s really a great player. If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot.”

Source: Twitter @ByTimReynolds

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
AP story — French star Victor Wembanyama set for his first taste of NBA life with games against G League Ignite. apnews.com/article/7cd6f8…6:56 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Presumed No. 1 2023 draft pick Victor Wembanyama on presumed No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson: “He’s really a great player. If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot.” – 6:17 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
America, say hello to Victor Wembanyama. pic.twitter.com/ENHQXxwyoo6:06 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Victor Wembanyama, the likely No. 1 pick in 2023, is about to become a lot more widely known this week when he plays two games on national TV.
He plays like Kristaps Porzingis, so what does the Unicorn think of the next unicorn? I asked him.🦄 nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…1:46 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson: Everything you need to know for the Metropolitans 92-G League Ignite matchup between the projected top two 2023 NBA draft picks.
@krystenpeek ➡️ https://t.co/uRJVag8iNk pic.twitter.com/00gtLv5VOR1:03 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
London Johnson has joined the G League Ignite and is expected to play in the two preseason games this week against Victor Wembanyama and France Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, Nevada. Johnson is ranked by ESPN as the No. 32 overall prospect in the class of 2023. – 12:18 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Who’s going to Las Vegas next week to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson game? Lakers and Suns play on Wednesday night too. – 3:23 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Danny Leroux is here!
First, he gives us an in-person scout of Victor Wembanyama.
Then, we set the NBA Trade Market here early in the season, with seemingly no stars available right now.
APPLE: https://t.co/hIOdTGnsom
WATCH: https://t.co/UHdzBgwxw1 pic.twitter.com/4RTH8ISXW78:30 AM

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Marc J. Spears: Hoop sensation Victor Wembanyama said if he wasn’t born Scoot Henderson would be the top pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and he is his favorite prospect of this class. Scoot’s G League Ignite host Victor’s France Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, Nev. with at least 120 NBA folks expected -via Twitter @MarcJSpears / October 3, 2022
“He’s one of those type of players, honestly, where you say like there’ll never be like another Shaq or there’ll never be another that,” Ignite coach Jason Hart said. “He’s that. You’ll never see another one of those. The scouting report on him is tough. … I’m honored that I’m getting to play him at 18, because at 24, he’s going to be something different.” -via Associated Press / October 3, 2022

Victor Wembanyama on Scott Henderson: ‘If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot’

Tim Reynolds: Presumed No. 1 2023 draft pick Victor Wembanyama on presumed No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson: “He’s really a great player. If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot.” Source: Twitter @ByTimReynolds What’s the buzz on …

Tim Reynolds: Presumed No. 1 2023 draft pick Victor Wembanyama on presumed No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson: “He’s really a great player. If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot.”
Source: Twitter @ByTimReynolds

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Hoop sensation Victor Wembanyama said if he wasn’t born Scoot Henderson would be the top pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and he is his favorite prospect of this class. Scoot’s G League Ignite host Victor’s France Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, Nev. with at least 120 NBA folks expected – 7:16 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
AP story — French star Victor Wembanyama set for his first taste of NBA life with games against G League Ignite. apnews.com/article/7cd6f8…6:56 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Presumed No. 1 2023 draft pick Victor Wembanyama on presumed No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson: “He’s really a great player. If I was never born, I think he would deserve the first spot.” – 6:17 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Victor Wembanyama, the likely No. 1 pick in 2023, is about to become a lot more widely known this week when he plays two games on national TV.
He plays like Kristaps Porzingis, so what does the Unicorn think of the next unicorn? I asked him.🦄 nbcsports.com/washington/wiz…1:46 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson: Everything you need to know for the Metropolitans 92-G League Ignite matchup between the projected top two 2023 NBA draft picks.
@krystenpeek ➡️ https://t.co/uRJVag8iNk pic.twitter.com/00gtLv5VOR1:03 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
London Johnson has joined the G League Ignite and is expected to play in the two preseason games this week against Victor Wembanyama and France Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, Nevada. Johnson is ranked by ESPN as the No. 32 overall prospect in the class of 2023. – 12:18 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Who’s going to Las Vegas next week to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson game? Lakers and Suns play on Wednesday night too. – 3:23 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Danny Leroux is here!
First, he gives us an in-person scout of Victor Wembanyama.
Then, we set the NBA Trade Market here early in the season, with seemingly no stars available right now.
APPLE: https://t.co/hIOdTGnsom
WATCH: https://t.co/UHdzBgwxw1 pic.twitter.com/4RTH8ISXW78:30 AM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @Sam Vecenie and I go in-depth on the 2023 NBA Draft class. Victor Wembanyama’s place among elite prospects, Scoot Henderson’s shot at #1, other top prospects and much more : basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/268814…10:45 PM

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“He’s one of those type of players, honestly, where you say like there’ll never be like another Shaq or there’ll never be another that,” Ignite coach Jason Hart said. “He’s that. You’ll never see another one of those. The scouting report on him is tough. … I’m honored that I’m getting to play him at 18, because at 24, he’s going to be something different.” -via Associated Press / October 3, 2022
Marc J. Spears: America, say hello to Victor Wembanyama. pic.twitter.com/ENHQXxwyoo -via Twitter @MarcJSpears / October 3, 2022

 

Victor Wembanyama believes he should be No. 1 pick, not worried about his injury history

Does Victor Wembanyama want to go first overall? His answer is nuanced. “The most interesting thing is always to find an organization that will take care of the project and the player. So it’s better to be second, third, or 20th in the draft if you …

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Victor Wembanyama is almost unanimously projected to go no. 1 overall in the 2023 NBA Draft.
The player himself shared what he will focus on during the season and shared his view about the draft 🤔
basketnews.com/news-178233-vi…11:45 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
🇫🇷 Victor Wembanyama would be the 2️⃣nd tallest player in NBA combine history after Tacko Fall 👀
He would also have the 2️⃣nd longest wingspan in NBA combine history 😲
(via Reddit/u/NextMention20) – 3:06 AM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Joel Embiid and Victor Wembanyama on Team France? 🇫🇷👀
@kirkgoldsberry writes why the EuroBasket runners-up could pose a threat to Team USA 😳
@ESPNPlus 🔗 https://t.co/HAZzracQFZ pic.twitter.com/UhmYlkwMtG7:28 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Is Washington tanking for Victor wembanyama? – 2:20 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Victor Wembanyama highlights from today vs. Hapoel Holon. Best offensive game I’ve seen him play. Extreme confidence. Clear he’s going to have green light. 34 pts on 10/18 FG, 13/13 FT. Drew 8 fouls. 4 blocks, 5 rebounds in 30 mins. Some RIDICULOUS shot creation at 7-foot-4 here. pic.twitter.com/dclgXc0zKD7:28 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
NBA Prospect Victor Wembanyama drops 34 points vs Hapoel Holon sportando.basketball/en/nba-prospec…3:54 PM

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One of the few questions that still remain to be answered about Wembanyama is his physical stature. Standing at 2.20-meters, he reportedly weighs just 100 kg. This year’s no. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren was criticized for similar reasons but Wembanyama doesn’t pay attention to it. “What matters to me this season is above all to consolidate a place as a possible first choice in the Draft. That’s my goal, rather than trying to put on 15kg and take risks,” the center explained. “I want to strengthen myself, but above all to move towards a favorable situation for the NBA.” -via BasketNews / September 20, 2022
Victor Wembanyama decided to spend his last year in Europe playing for Metropolitans 92 in Paris, France, a club that doesn’t participate in any international competitions. The 2.20-meter center is considered one of the best prospects of his generation and is ranked first in numerous NBA mock drafts. Talking at the media session of the French Basketball League (LNB), Wembanyama shared his thoughts about the upcoming NBA Draft. -via BasketNews / September 20, 2022