Grizzlies’ GG Jackson Recalls Hilarious Experience of Hearing Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama Talk Trash

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San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama’s 7'4'' towering figure has made him a lone unicorn in the NBA, allowing him to block shots with effortless ease and dunk without so much as breaking a sweat. The one unforeseen disadvantage to his height, though, may be getting his opponents to hear his trash talk.

In the Spurs’ 102-87 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in San Antonio on Tuesday, guard GG Jackson recalled the disorienting experience of being on the short, receiving end of Wembanyama’s on-court disses.

“He's so high in the air,” Jackson said. “When he talks trash, he sounds like he’s whispering. He was like, ‘Go back up. Go. Go. You scared. You scared. You scared.’”

Wembanyama finished with 18 points, 7 blocks, 7 rebounds and 6 assists against Memphis and had an out-of-this-world highlight reel to boot. The Rookie of the Year contender will take on Chet Holmgren and the Oklahoma Thunder on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

"I don’t want to take a leap, but he’s definitely gonna be one of the greatest defenders of all-time when it's all said and done,” said Jackson.

Kristen Wong


Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.