Victor Wembanyama Makes NBA History With Rare '5x5' Stat Line Against Lakers

Photo: Instagram/Victor Wembanyama

Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama achieved an extraordinary '5x5' stat line against the Lakers, becoming the youngest player to accomplish this feat since the NBA started tracking steals and blocks in the 1973-74 season.

Wembanyama's stellar performance included 27 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, and 5 blocks in just 31 minutes of play. 

Despite the Spurs falling short in a 123-118 loss, Wembanyama's versatility and impact on the court were undeniable.

Photo: Instagram/Victor Wembanyama

LeBron James praised the 7-foot-4 rookie, stating, "He doesn’t have a ceiling. He can do whatever he wants to do in his career." 

Wembanyama's exceptional abilities were on full display as he narrowly missed a 5x5 game the previous night, only to achieve it in the following matchup against the Lakers in the shortest amount of playing time in league history – just 30 minutes and 55 seconds.

Wembanyama's historic performance drew comparisons to Jusuf Nurkic's 5x5 in 2019 and placed him alongside basketball legends like Anthony Davis and Michael Jordan, making him only the second player to achieve at least five steals and five blocks in consecutive games.

Reflecting on his accomplishment, Wembanyama remained focused on the future, stating, "Hopefully in the future we can look back and see this as a good performance, but as of today, I can’t be satisfied in a loss."

The young rookie's remarkable display has left the NBA community eagerly anticipating the heights he can reach in his promising career. (SOURCE: NBA)

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