Spurs' Victor Wembanyama Pulls Off Out-of-This-World Shammgod Spin Move vs. Grizzlies

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It seems like San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama does something the game of basketball has never seen just about every night.

The 7'4" phenom was at it again Tuesday in the Spurs' 102–87 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.

In the fourth quarter, Wembanyama handled the basketball near the short corner. To create an easy shot opportunity for himself, Wembanyama dribbled the ball between two Grizzlies defenders, brought it back across his body with his right hand and seamlessly dialed up a spin move before laying it in the basket for two points.

The slow-motion angle of Wembanyama's move is mesmerizing.

Wembanyama also went viral earlier in the game for stopping the Grizzlies' three-on-one fast break—by himself.

Wembanyama scored 18 points and tallied seven rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes against the Grizzlies. On the season, the rookie phenom is averaging 21.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and a league-high 3.6 blocks per game, making his case as the clear favorite to take home 2023-24 NBA Rookie of the Year honors.

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