Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama Takes Subtle Dig At Madison Square Garden

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San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama will play at Madison Square Garden for the first time on November 8.

After the Spurs finished shootaround, Wembanyama was asked to give his thoughts about MSG.

Madison Square Garden is one of the most famous sports arenas in the world. It will be interesting to see how Wembanyama plays against the New York Knicks.

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Wembanyama is averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.6 blocks on the season for the Spurs while shooting 46.2% from the floor, 32.4% from beyond the arc and 75.7% from the free-throw line. He is the betting favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

The Spurs are 3-4 on the young season. They only play at MSG once this season since they are in the Western Conference. Pretty much every past and current NBA superstar has had a big game at MSG.

It will be fascinating to see if Wembanyama shines or struggles in his New York debut. The Spurs are hopeful Wembanyama can follow in the footsteps of David Robinson and Tim Duncan as No. 1 overall picks who had legendary careers in San Antonio.

Robinson won two championships, one regular-season MVP and one Defensive Player of the Year Award with the Spurs. The Hall of Famer made 10 All-Star teams, 10 All-NBA teams and eight All-Defensive teams.

Meanwhile, Duncan won five titles, two regular-season MVPs and three Finals MVPs during his incredible career with the Spurs. The Big Fundamental made 15 All-Star teams, 15 All-NBA teams and 15 All-Defensive teams.

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It will be intriguing to see if Wembanyama can lead the Spurs to a play-in tournament spot this season. The Spurs will certainly be one of the most-watched teams in the NBA because of Wembanyama.

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