Victor Wembanyama, the presumptive number-one pick in this year’s NBA draft, has pulled off a dunk so difficult that probably just 1% of basketball players in the world are capable to replicate what he did in his game against Boulogne-Levallois in France.
He showcased his dribbling skills on the left wing – a hard thing to do as he’s 7 foot 4 – and pulled for a stepback three. He immediately noticed that his jumper was off and ran toward the rim to follow it up.
But instead of getting the rebound and bringing the ball down to score, Wembanyama just grabbed it mid-air and dunked it with authority.
There aren’t too many human beings that can do what Wembanyama did. It can probably be done in a more relaxed setting but this was an actual professional game in France, making the feat much more impressive.
This year’s NBA draft has been fondly called ‘The Wemby Sweepstake’ as Wembanyama is widely considered one of the best prospects in the game’s history. A 7 foot 4 beanpole, his potential is through the roof as he has the dribbling skills and shooting prowess of a guard but is also a menace defensively.
Lottery-bound NBA teams are salivating for his services as he may end up as one of the best players of this generation.
He is currently averaging 21 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 2.2 apg for the Metropolitans 92 in LNB Pro A in France.