Get on the Wembanyama bandwagon now
The Spurs rookie phenom dwarfed Kevin Durant and the Suns.
I’m battling a nasty virus that has left me with a raging sore throat and a crackly whisper of a voice. As such, I made the decision to go to bed early last night and rest up for Friday night’s Blazers broadcast. And …
Whoooooopsies. I did not get to experience Victor Wembanyama’s supernova live on Thursday night against the Phoenix Suns. Holy regret. Everyone’s calling it his breakout game, which feels appropriate but also: HAVE YOU NOT BEEN PAYING ATTENTION.
The 19-year-old’s statline: 38 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal. He shot 60 percent on 2s, 50 percent on 3s and 83 percent on 1s. Luckily, my eyes are still working so I was able to watch the game this morning. He was the best player on the floor in a game in which Devin Booker and Kevin Durant were playing.
Which reminds me …
So, are you with me yet? Time is running out to get on the bandwagon.
I can’t believe there aren’t more people inhabiting WeMVPy island. When I called my shot before the season, his MVP odds were +9000. This morning, he’s moved up to +5000 on DraftKings. He’s still not even in the Top 20.
I’m sorry, are we watching the same player?
How are the odds not shorter?
He just scored the most points in a game since the ABA/NBA merger for any rookie in their first five games of their career, per Stathead. The player who had that record before him? A guy named Michael Jeffrey Jordan.
After five games, Wemby’s now averaging 20.6 points, eight rebounds, 2.2 blocks,