Victor Wembanyama, a 7-foot-4 rookie basketball player, is not afraid of physical play on the court. He has faced it his whole life and believes that quickness can beat physicality when used effectively. This was evident during his preseason game against fellow rookie Chet Holmgren, where he knocked him down to score. Wembanyama is set to play his first official NBA game after impressing during preseason with an average of 19.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 2.8 blocks per game. He has also gained recognition from current and former NBA stars, including Celtics legend Paul Pierce, who called him one of the top five skill players in the league. Wembanyama will debut for the Spurs against the Mavericks in front of a potentially large crowd.