Victor Wembanyama Impresses Dwight Howard with Record Breaking Game

Published 12/11/2023, 1:44 AM EST

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The San Antonio Spurs are enduring a dismal season marked by a profound sense of disappointment. Moreover, they are going through a discouraging 16-game losing streak. However, the prospect of a future with Victor Wembanyama in their lineup is preventing an immediate dismantling of the team. At the tender age of 19, Wembanyama is already displaying signs of greatness, showcasing high-scoring performances and achieving multiple double-doubles. Recently, he also made a record in his quest for basketball achieving milestones.

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Victor Wembanyama just made NBA history by surpassing Dwight Howard as the youngest player to achieve a 20 points and 20 rebounds game. He did that in the recent matchup against the Chicago Bulls, putting up 21 points and 20 rebounds in a loss.

Dwight Howard praises Victor Wembanyama

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Upon discovering that his record had been broken, Dwight Howard graciously acknowledged the achievement and showed respect for the youngster. Taking to Twitter, he reposted an update from @Wemby_Muse, captioning it with, “Broke my record! This guy is already great! Love to see it 🙌🏾.”

In his debut season, Wembanyama is maintaining an average of 19 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He is also ranking third in blocks with 2.7 per game.

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Currently, Wemby is part of a team that still experimenting its way through the season. As Wembanyama continues to find his footing in the NBA, his record-setting night hints at an even higher potential waiting to unfold.

Howard is eyeing an NBA return

Dwight Howard is regarded as one of the most dominant big men in NBA history. He possesses unparalleled athleticism, an aggressive approach to the basket, and exceptional shot-blocking abilities seldom seen in a player. Despite his remarkable skills, Howard has been absent from the league in recent years.

However, there are indications that Howard is considering a homecoming. On his 38th birthday, he took to Twitter, expressing his desire to participate in an In Season Tournament before retiring.

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During the offseason, there were brief links between Howard and the Golden State Warriors. However, it appears that the two parties couldn’t reach a deal.

While Howard may not replicate the superstar performances of his prime, he still possesses the defensive prowess to make a meaningful impact on NBA teams. In the 2020 bubble season, Dwight Howard played a pivotal role in the Los Angeles Lakers‘ championship-winning squad.

Throughout his career, with the MVP-type and declining seasons, Howard has nearly 15 points and 11 rebounds as his averages. Furthermore, he has eight All-Star selections, five selections for the All-NBA First Team, three NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, and a coveted championship ring.

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Will Howard get a chance to play in the NBA again?

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Saahil Dhillan

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