2023 potential Top 2 picks in the NBA draft, Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, matched up against each other in the G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 exhibition game in front of 200 scouts in Nevada.
Both up-and-coming players put on a show in what came to be a 122-115 win for Henderson’s G League Ignite. Scoot Henderson finished the game with 28 points, five rebounds, and nine assists, while Victor Wembanyama dropped a game-high 37 points, to go along with four rebounds and five blocks.
As expected, NBA Twitter exploded about the two super teenagers.
The tanking in the final weeks of this season is going to be something.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) October 5, 2022
Wembanyama and Scoot have been so amazing that I too have decided to tank this season.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) October 5, 2022
How many teams going to flat out tank this year? Definitely a few are going to do whatever they can to have a crack at Victor W
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) October 5, 2022
Scoot a really nice consolation prize
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) October 5, 2022
I’ve seen all I need to see.
1. Victor Wembanyama
2. Scoot Henderson
3-14: You should have tanked harder and/or hoped for better lottery luck.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) October 5, 2022
The tanking in the NBA will be glorious to watch this season. The DNPs in April will rival my all-time favorite, when I was covering the Bullets:
G Jeff Malone
DNP-Contact lens irritation
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) October 5, 2022
Victor Wembanyama finished 7-of-11 on threes.
A 7’4 dude putting up a Steph Curry line from 3.
— Joe Viray (@JoeVirayNBA) October 5, 2022
Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson have more than surpassed the hype. I’m PUMPED and JACKED
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) October 5, 2022
Scoot is already better than several NBA starting point guards I can think of at the top of my head.
— Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) October 5, 2022
I wouldn’t play another second this season if I were Victor
— James L. Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) October 5, 2022
Wembanyama finishes with 7 three-pointers and 5 blocks, something that’s only happened once in NBA history
— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) October 5, 2022
Every once in a while in sports you attend an event that you remember for the rest of your life. This Victor Wembanyama game is one of those memorable moments.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) October 5, 2022
Scoot vs. Vic has been every single thing that we could have wanted and more. It’s amazing.
Seriously, every single thing. A late game showdown with these dudes both dominating. This completely lived up to every single bit of hype imaginable.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) October 5, 2022
Watching Victor Wembanyama on ESPN2. I saw Kareem Abdul Jabbar twice in high school (The Lewis Alcindor.) He was outstanding and you knew he would be great, but this kid is far more advanced. Maybe not as good as a rebounder as young Kareem, but that’s it.
— NetsDaily (@NetsDaily) October 5, 2022
take the teams that want to tank for wembanyama and have their gms compete in an impractical jokers type reality show for him
— jason concepcion (@netw3rk) October 5, 2022
I pray that Victor Wembanyama has a long and healthy NBA career.
— WarriorsMuse (@WarriorsMuse) October 5, 2022
Teams are about to punt away a 82 game season just for a 14% chance at Victor Wembanyama
— ᵂᴵᴸᴸ (@BiasedHouston) October 5, 2022
2023-24 opening night for the Thunder is gonna be wild with the debuts of Chet Holmgren and Victor Wembanyama
— Clemente Almanza (@CAlmanza1007) October 5, 2022
I’ve seen enough. Victor Wembanyama will rule the world someday. Shouldn’t be that good of a shooter at 7’3” and 18 years old.
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) October 5, 2022
my goodness wembanyama this is incredible
— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) October 5, 2022
Wembanyama reminding me of first time i saw Smailagic
— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) October 5, 2022
Joel Embiid. Rudy Gobert. Victor Wembanyama.
Would be crazy to see them in a lineup for the French National Team. 🤯
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 5, 2022
Sources: Utah has decided to lose all 82 games.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 5, 2022
People aren’t talking about the fact that the 2023 NBA draft will be an all-time great name draft.
Victor Wembanyama. Scoot Henderson. Amen Thompson. Ausar Thompson. Kel’el Ware. Dariq Whitehead. Gradey Dick. Terquavion Smith. Sidy Cissoko. Great NBA name-generator names.
— Omari Sankofa II (@omarisankofa) October 5, 2022