There was so much hype about rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama’s debut, and he got mixed reviews from NBA fans.
Of course, it was only the number one 2023 Draft pick’s first-ever game in the league.
He finished the night with 15 points, five rebounds and 2 assist as well as five fouls.
He also came away with two steals and one block.
Until late in the fourth, the Frenchman only had six points and had spent a fair bit of the game on the bench.
He scored 9 of his 15 points in the final seven minutes, as he came alive late in the game and bagged some clutch threes to lead the Spurs to a comeback.
But Luka Doncic sunk the dagger that won Dallas the game.
NBA fans on X had mixed reactions to the rising star’s debut.
WEMBY CLUTCHED pic.twitter.com/Lv1BbXtUGX
— PrizePicks (@PrizePicks) October 26, 2023
— cavan (@sincerelycavan) October 26, 2023
Wemby after seeing all the mockery on Twitter pic.twitter.com/hPl6Cf5qCt
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) October 26, 2023
Spurs fans watching Wemby in the 4Q pic.twitter.com/qo7XUmQNmG
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 26, 2023
“Call another foul on Wemby and you gonna be reffing in Guangdong!” pic.twitter.com/Wm1lpBqQkk
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 26, 2023
Wemby when it’s time to beat the “bust” allegations 😭 pic.twitter.com/j3FJ1U2t0I
— 𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙖𝙖 (@arkaavs) October 26, 2023
The fact that Wemby never lost confidence after all those fouls is crazy
— Spurs Culture (@SpursCulture) October 26, 2023
Fraudbanyama with 5 REB and 5 TO 😤😤😤
— Ben (@HowUBenFeller) October 26, 2023
Scoot Henderson and wemby when there teams need them😭pic.twitter.com/fTGfIOy9I3
— 𝓓 𝓡 𝓐 𝓒 𝓞💕 (@UpThaDraco) October 26, 2023
At least he doesn't look overmatched completely and like a deer in the headlights. *Scoot*
— Denzo (@DenzoWTD) October 26, 2023
The first overall pick averaged 19.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.8 blocks per game in four preseason outings, before his debut on Wednesday night.
His next game will be against the Rockets and fellow rookie Amen Thompson on Friday in San Antonio.