Spurs' Rookie Victor Wembanyama Makes NBA History With Lightning-Fast Triple-Double In 21 Minutes

Photo: Instagram/Victor Wembanyama 

San Antonio Spurs' rookie Victor Wembanyama, the No. 1 pick last summer, achieved his first career triple-double in just 21 minutes of play.

Only Russell Westbrook had a faster triple-double with 20 minutes in NBA history. Wembanyama showcased his skills as a playmaker, contributing 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Spurs' dominant 130-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

The 7-foot-3 French phenom not only made history with his quick triple-double but also became the youngest player (20 years, 6 days old) to record a triple-double with zero turnovers, a stat tracked by the NBA since 1977-78.

Photo: Instagram/Victor Wembanyama 

Wembanyama's stellar performance outshone Andre Iguodala's previous record, setting a new benchmark for young talents in the league.

Wembanyama's impact extended beyond the box score, drawing praise from teammates and coach Gregg Popovich. Spurs guard Devin Vassell acknowledged the rookie's readiness to take on significant responsibilities. 

Despite missing all four of his 3-point attempts, Wembanyama's adept passing and overall contribution reflected his promising potential.


Reflecting on his achievement, Wembanyama expressed satisfaction in making such a statement both as a team and an individual player. His outstanding performance against the Detroit Pistons, the team that missed out on drafting him, added an intriguing layer to his burgeoning NBA career. (Source: NBA)

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