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French phenom Victor Wembanyama posts career-high 38 points in 5th game

Victor Wembanyama entered the NBA as the most-hyped prospect since LeBron James

The French phenom, standing at 7 feet, 4 inches, was selected first overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2023 NBA Draft and was billed as the next great big man to play for the organization. 

Victor Wembanyama walks off the court

Victor Wembanyama, #1 of the San Antonio Spurs, walks off the court following the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on Nov. 2, 2023 in Phoenix. The Spurs defeated the Suns 132-121. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Spurs selected David Robinson first overall in 1987 before taking Tim Duncan in 1997, with both players going on to have Hall of Fame careers as San Antonio became the envy of the NBA. 

Victor Wembanyama plays defense

Victor Wembanyama, #1 of the San Antonio Spurs, defends Devin Booker, #1 of the Phoenix Suns, during the game on Nov. 2, 2023 at Footprint Center in Phoenix. (Kate Frese/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wembanyama responded with 10 of San Antonio’s next 12 points as the Spurs moved to 3-2 on the year. 

“I’d say it’s that a 20-point lead is nothing,” Wembanyama said. “It works both ways. It’s also something we’ve seen in FIBA when we play team U.S. or scout U.S. You could be up 15 and in a blink you’ll be down one and you don’t know what happened because they ran the fastbreak like crazy and got some defensive stops.

“So yeah, in the NBA it’s the same.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.

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