10 times Victor Wembanyama proved he is a basketball alien

Victor Wembanyama's rookie season was no short of sensational. While we wait for him to hit the floor again, we take a look back at ten times he showed us he was other-worldly.
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Victor Wembanyama's rookie season has come and gone. The number-one overall pick finished the season with averages of 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3.6 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game. Every night, he could do something where you say, "I've never seen that before."

The Alien filled the stat sheet every time he took the floor, and he wasn't labeled as "generational" for no reason. In his first season, Victor lived up to that hype, easily snagging the Rookie of the Year award, and it's not far-fetched to say he could take the title of Defensive Player of the Year.

Wemby was dominant in his first season with the Silver and Black, and there's plenty of tape to show. Here are ten times Victor Wembanyama proved that he was the basketball alien.

10. Victor gets personal with Jabari Smith Jr.

In his second game, the Spurs faced their interstate rival, the Houston Rockets. San Antonio fell into a ten-point deficit, but Victor Wembanyama proved he wasn't afraid of any moment, even if it was just his second career game. He showed up when the moment was at its biggest.

Jabari Smith Jr. would become the first victim of Wembanyama's reign, ending up on the wrong end of a highlight reel twice

The first instance of Victor's dominance would be with six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Wemby would post-up Smith Jr. and hit him with a spin move into what would be Wembanyama's first poster dunk of his career.

The fun wouldn't stop there for Wembanyama. With just over two minutes left to go till the final buzzer, the Rockets would get out in transition, but Victor would be in their path to the basket.

Jabari Smith Jr. would try to return the favor and put Wembanyama on a poster, but Vic had none of it and rejected the dunk. Smith would get his own rebound and attempt to put it back up, but once again, Victor would crush Jabari's hopes as he rejected him for the second time in three seconds.

This would be the first of many highlight reel plays from the number one overall pick. Victor would finish the game with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks to secure his first career win with the Spurs.