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Victor Wembanyama is already giving opponents nightmares, but he’s taken it to the next level with his Halloween outfit
Players across the NBA were dressing up for the annual US holiday, including Nuggets center DeAndre Jordan arriving as Taylor Swift, but Wembanyama must have taken the cake.
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The 19-year-old Frenchman is in his first season in the NBA and is 224 cm tall, although his wingspan is a whopping 244 cm.
So Wembanyama used his unique properties to attach his costume and arrived at Phoenix’s Footprint Center for Halloween dressed as the fictional supernatural character Slender Man.
Slender Man is depicted as a thin (tick), unnaturally tall humanoid (tick) with a featureless white head and face who wears a black suit.
Slender Man was created online in 2009 as part of a Photoshop competition, but the image and story quickly went viral, spawning video games, films, literature and art.
Wearing a white morph suit over his face and a black suit, fans agreed that Wembanyama nailed the look.
Wemby as a slim man is terrifying but perfect. He should look into that.
— Radel (@BigRade) November 1, 2023
Slenderman Wemby is the scariest thing I have ever seen
— Benny Gin Drinks (@benhasfailed) November 1, 2023
I don’t know if there’s a more appropriate costume for Wemby than Slenderman. Perfect.
— Jordan Anderson (@jordanjanjan) November 1, 2023
After being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft, the young player is already setting the league on fire, with 16.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
Even before he started in the NBA, he had star attention as LeBron James even called him a “generational talent” and an “alien.”
And he starred again for Spurs in a stunning final comeback.
Wembanyama scored 18 points, had eight rebounds and four blocks as the Spurs came back from 20 points down in the third quarter to claim the 115-114 win.
After a brutal 40-point defeat at the hands of the LA Clippers on Sunday, San Antonio appeared to be heading for another heavy defeat until the Spurs defeated the Suns 33-19 in the final frame to secure the win.
French prodigy Wembanyama, the No. 1 NBA Draft pick, played a crucial role in the comeback, hitting a jump shot from 15 feet to make it a three-point contest with 49 seconds left.
He then tapped in a dunk to make it a one-point game with seven seconds left.
The decisive play, however, came from forward Keldon Johnson, who wrestled the ball away from a stunned Durant before driving to the basket for a layup that gave San Antonio their first lead of the game with just two seconds left.
There was still time for Durant to launch a buzzer-beater attempt, but his shot missed leaving San Antonio to celebrate their first road win of the season.
“It wasn’t our prettiest match, but we are learning every day and we are on the right track,” Wembanyama told broadcaster TNT after the victory.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich praised his team’s ability to press on in search of a victory.
“We’ve made countless mistakes, but it’s a game of mistakes. And that goes for every team as well,” Popovich said.
“But we just kept playing and that’s the best thing about the group. I was really proud of them.”
Wembanyama was one of five San Antonio players to finish in double figures. Johnson led the game in scoring with 27 points.
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