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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8. 17 points in three minutes against the defending champs

With the season coming to a close, Victor played in the final game of his rookie season and went toe-to-toe with Nikola Jokic and the defending champions, the Denver Nuggets.

The two centers had already hosted many fun battles, and this one was nothing less. Jokic would record 22 points, 12 assists, and seven rebounds, and Victor would record 34 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists.

The Spurs would find themselves deep in the trenches, down by 23 points at one point, but Wemby would completely take over the game and swing all the momentum in the Silver and Black's favor with this unreal sequence in the third quarter that included four straight three-pointers, capped off by a coast-to-coast pull-up from 29 feet.

This would be the spark that ignited the flame in the Spur's thrilling comeback over the Nuggets; the game would result in a 121-120 victory after Devonte Graham hit the walk-off floater with 0.09 seconds remaining and five seconds of lockdown defense on the Denver inbound to force a turnover and secure the win.

This would be the final game of his historic rookie season and the victory lap in Victor's Rookie of the Year campaign, as odds for the title are now closed with Wemby at the top of all of them.

7. Wemby ends the Rookie of the Year race in minutes against OKC

The first two matchups of Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren would go in OKC's favor, but the third matchup would result in a win for the good guys in a game where no one could predict what Victor would do.

Wembanyama would do what you expect him to and fill the box score, recording 28 points, thirteen rebounds, seven assists, and five blocks. This would guide the Spurs to a fourteen-point advantage. However, Oklahoma City wouldn't make it easy for the Spurs by taking the lead in the fourth quarter.

This is where Victor would become unhinged. With the Spurs up by six, Wemby decided to turn out the lights and end the party. Hitting a 28-foot three-pointer, a 24-foot three-pointer, and stuffing the morale out of Chet Holmgren may have been the potential sealer of the Rookie of the Year debates. His takeover was the talk of the timeline after the Spurs secured the 132-118 win.