NBA: Wembanyama imitates Michael Jordan and makes history!

While the Spurs were opposed to LeBron James’ Lakers on the night of Friday to Saturday, Victor Wembanyama was the author of a new historic performance. The French rookie became the youngest player in history to perform a five-by-five. During this meeting, Wemby also achieved a feat never seen since Michael Jordan.

« Its potential is limitless. » After their second clash of the season, on the night of Friday to Saturday, LeBron James reiterated all the good things he thought of Victor Wembanyama. « He can achieve whatever he wants in his career. From my perspective, he seems to love the game and works hard… I’ve already mentioned how special I find him, and it’s that simple. » Even if the Spurs bowed against the Lakers (123-118), Wemby stood out once again, in a good way.

Youngest player in history to perform a five-by-five

After having missed it by only one pass the day before against the Sacramento Kings (127-122), Victor Wembanyama achieved a five-by-five against the Lakers, that is, compile at least five units in five different statistical categories. Indeed, the Frenchman finished the match with 27 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 interceptions and 5 blocks. He is the first to perform a five-by-five since Jusuf Nurkic in 2019, but at 20 years old, Victor Wembanyama above all became the youngest player in history to achieve this, thus ahead of Andrei Kirilenko in 2003.

Wembanyama produces a performance not seen since Michael Jordan

As mentioned previously, Victor Wembanyama had almost achieved this performance the day before on the floor of the Sacramento Kings. Although he only needed one pass to achieve this, he was still the author of 5 interceptions and 5 blocks, which he once again did against the Lakers. Which is historic, since no one has had two consecutive games with 5 interceptions and 5 blocks for a while. Michael Jordanagainst Cleveland et Atlanta February 22 and 24, 1987.I wonder if he did it in victories », asked himself Victor WembanyamaThe answer is yes.

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