“Wemby a flop” – Victor Wembanyama gets mercilessly ROASTED by NBA fans as Spurs lose 14th straight game

Wembanyama's woes: Spurs' star rookie faces harsh criticism amid team's continued struggles.


“Wemby a flop” – Victor Wembanyama gets mercilessly ROASTED by NBA fans as Spurs lose 14th straight game

The Spurs lost their 14th consecutive game 121-106 to the Pelicans (AP)

The San Antonio Spurs’ dismal season continued with their 14th consecutive loss, this time a 121-106 defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans. The spotlight, however, wasn’t just on the team’s performance but also on their star rookie, Victor Wembanyama, who missed his first-ever NBA game due to right hip tightness. The Spurs, already struggling, felt the absence of their key player.

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Despite the loss, the Spurs showed some resilience. Charles Bassey stepped up, delivering a commendable performance with 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The team’s reliance on three-pointers contrasted with the Pelicans’ strategy of inside scoring, highlighting the Spurs’ tactical challenges.

San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich, lamented the team’s ongoing issues in the post-game interview:

I don’t know any no turnover drills or any no foul drills. It’s judgment. It’s decision-making. They’ve just got to figure it out.

Victor Wembanyama’s absence was felt not just in the game but also in the public perception. Fans and critics have been quick to label him a ‘bust’ following a string of underwhelming performances and his recent absence due to injury. This harsh criticism comes despite the high expectations set for the 7-foot-4 Frenchman.

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The criticism of Wembanyama has been intense, with some fans comparing him unfavourably to NBA legends and questioning his ability to adapt to the league’s physical demands. His debut game, where he scored 16 points, most of which came late in the fourth quarter, has been a particular focus of this scrutiny.

Fans react to the Spurs’ continued struggles despite acquiring Victor Wembanyama

The Spurs’ losing streak is one of the longest in their history, reflecting deeper issues within the team. The inability to maintain consistency has been a significant factor in their poor performance this season. The team is overly dependent on their top pick Victor Wembanyama, who’s leading them in points, rebounds, steals and blocks.

Fans were quick to slam Victor Wembanyama as quickly as they had hyped his arrival (Associated Press)

Fan reactions on social media have been brutal, with many expressing disappointment and frustration. Here are some of the tweets:

The Spurs’ ongoing struggles and Wembanyama’s underperformance have been the talk of the NBA world. With the team’s losing streak reaching 14 games, the pressure is mounting for a turnaround. Fans and analysts alike are watching closely to see if Wembanyama can live up to his potential and help steer the Spurs back to winning ways.

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