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Victor Wembanyama Makes History vs. Nuggets

Wembanyama made history in the Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs game
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While the San Antonio Spurs have lost 12-straight games, their rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama continues to impress. Putting up 22 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 blocks, and 2 assists against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Wembanyama became the first rookie in NBA history to post that line or better in a single game.

To put into perspective just how impressive and unique this line is - even if the rookie qualification is removed, just four other players in NBA history have ever posted this line or better in a single game. The most recent to do so is James Harden in 2019, and the other three players to post this line or better are Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Robert Parish.

Playing just 24:56 in this game, Wembanyama is the only player on this list to achieve his stat line in less than 30 minutes played. The next fewest minutes on this list are Olajuwon's 35 minutes in 1986. While Wembanyama would prefer the win over this historic line, it is beyond impressive seeing what he is able to do as a rookie, and how these performances compare to some of the all-time greats.

The Spurs are currently the worst team in the Western Conference, which is something they hope to turn around, but the future is definitely bright with Wembanyama leading the way.

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