Future Stars of NBA: Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren
By Pablo Cormick | Nov 15, 2023, 09:29
Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren are undoubtedly the future of NBA. These two young players with extraordinary physical attributes have a long way to go, but they are already making waves in the basketball world.
In a recent photo, captured at maximum speed, Wemby and Chet exude confidence and set the bar high as they prepare for their first face-off of the night, where the referee will throw the ball for the initial jump.
A Historic Rivalry in the Making
Before the highly anticipated match between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, Wemby and Chet greet each other with a fist bump. Holmgren, a decisive player according to Wembanyama, is playing his first season in the NBA after recovering from a foot fracture. On the other hand, Wembanyama, the first pick in the last Draft, joined the league with enormous expectations at just 19 years old.
Youthful Dreams and Expectations
The presence of a high school choir singing the United States anthem at the Paycom Center, with its colorful floor that signifies qualification for the NBA Cup, adds to the excitement surrounding this clash. The youthfulness of these players invites us to dream of an epic rivalry. Holmgren, at 21 years old, and Wembanyama, at just 19, are like aliens on the court, pushing the limits of what is possible.
A Clash of Heights and Skills
Although Wembanyama and Holmgren stand out for their towering heights of 2.24 and 2.16 meters respectively, they are not assigned to defend each other. However, Wembanyama’s impressive ball-handling skills and ability to score from various positions never fail to amaze. The anticipation for this duel grows with every highlight-reel play.
A Game of Illusions
As the game progresses, it becomes clear that Wembanyama’s lack of support from a classic point guard exposes him to the Thunder’s defensive traps, resulting in turnovers. On the other hand, Holmgren seamlessly integrates into Oklahoma City’s collective game, showcasing his versatility.
A Decisive Victory
By halftime, the Thunder have established a comfortable lead. Holmgren’s athleticism shines through as he beats Wembanyama in a race and finishes with a powerful dunk. The gap between the teams widens in the second half, and the once highly anticipated duel loses its appeal.
A Glimpse of the Future
Despite the disappointing outcome for Wembanyama, who leaves the court frustrated, and Holmgren, who doesn’t repeat the pre-game greeting with his rival, the spotlight ultimately falls on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. With an impressive performance of 28 points and 7 steals, he steals the show.
The Promise Zone
Wemby and Chet are undoubtedly in the promise zone. Their coaches, fans, and the basketball world recognize their potential. While this first meeting may not have lived up to the hype, patience is key. With time, these young stars will continue to develop and deliver the rewards we all anticipate.