SPANISH HARLEM – This is the game we have all been waiting. The grandest moment of them all… if you are a basketball fan. New York City finally got up close and personal with the greatest player that has ever existed in all of sports, Victor “Slenderman” Wembanyama. Below are my thoughts before and after the Knicks took on the Spurs.
Well, that is what most people had you believed before he was drafted into the NBA.
The comparisons to being hyped at an early age are second to none. The only other player with this much coverage was LeBron James. Of course the internet has a great deal to do with his notoriety. I know as much as I what the highlights tell me, and this will be my first time watching Wemby. There was that time he scored 38 points against the Phoenix Suns, and was then anointed the next savior of the world. This guy can do no wrong and will surely end up as the best basketball player to ever play the game.
Honestly, I see a lanky, funky looking player, with a weird jump shot and looks even weirder when dribbling. That is not to say he is a bad looking player; just a really good player that looks wonky doing these things that he is good at. I will reserve more judgement for after the game, but I wanted to give me my insight of Victor before watching him play against the New York Knicks.
The Knicks win and pretty much had it in the bag for most of the game. The 4th quarter saw the San Antonio Spurs get the lead down to 14 but NY continued to make shots and had good games from RJ Barrett, Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle. It’s always good to see the big three having big games at home but let’s get down to Wemby. He struggled to get a groove on offense and Mitch played him well. I still think he looks weird; skin and bones on the court. He is really tall and hard to miss when he is on the court. I will say that he has the skill set to be a really good player. While I do see a lot of wonky movements, he is smooth when getting into his shots. Movement is long but deceptively quick. You just have to see it to believe it but definitely fun to watch.
How did you feel watching him play?
That’s it for now, come back tomorrow for FSS Jackson Sternberg.