The first-round pick of the Spurs holds the distinction of being the most highly ranked rookie in the history of basketball.
Victor Wembanyama is already making waves in the NBA world, even before setting foot on a court. NBA 2K has announced that he will be the game’s highest-rated rookie ever, with an overall rating of 84. This is three points higher than the previous record, and puts Wembanyama ahead of notable rookies like LeBron James and Zion Williamson. As a result, he’s being called a “video game character” due to his unusual combination of size and skill. NBA 2K’s developers are already concerned that his character may “break the game.” The game will also feature cross-play for the first time this season, allowing fans across different consoles to play each other. With regular roster updates throughout the season, Wembanyama could see his rating rise even higher if he performs well on the court.