On Friday evening, Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs took on the Houston Rockets in what was the second game of the season for both teams, with both looking to get into the win column for the first time in the new campaign. Wembanyama had an impressive debut against the Dallas Mavericks, but he might have made the most electric play of his young Spurs career early on against Houston.
Early on in the game, Wembanyama spotted a lob pass intended for his teammate Jeremy Sochan and instead took the ball and dunked it himself, showing off his immense wingspan and impressive athleticism in the process.
Victor Wembanyama really took this lob from Sochan. pic.twitter.com/o4QX7tieZ9
— Steve Jones Jr. (@stevejones20) October 28, 2023
Some noted that it seems as though Victor Wembanyama is an ever-present target for the Spurs’ guard rotation, even if it comes at the expense of his own teammates.
Here’s what I’m quickly learning: If Victor Wembanyama is even remotely open near the basket this crowd is going to let every Spur handling the ball know that.
Also, Wemby just grabbed an alley-oop pass and posterized Jeremy Sochan.
— Matthew Tynan (@Matthew_Tynan) October 28, 2023
It’s not often you see a player get posterized in the NBA by someone who plays on his own team.
“Victor [Wembanyama] dunking on his own teammates” 🤣pic.twitter.com/R0c9AIYX7V
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 28, 2023
At 7’4″, Victor Wembanyama has one of the most unique physical profiles in recent NBA history, combining these tools with incredible agility and a soft shooting touch that allowed him to become the number one draft selection for the Spurs this past summer.
Wembanyama’s wingspan and mobility also enable him to be a major deterrent on the defensive end of the floor, where he made a variety of highlight reel blocks during the NBA preseason.
Although the Spurs may not be expected to garner many wins this season, with a player as talented as Wembanyama, anything is possible.