(Photo : Elsa/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 08: Victor Wembanyama #1 of the San Antonio Spurs appears on from the bench towards the New York Knicks throughout the fourth quarter within the sport at Madison Square Garden on November 08, 2023 in New York City.
Ahead of his first sport within the famed Madison Square Garden in New York, San Antonio Spurs high rookie Victor Wembanyama made some intriguing remarks in regards to the venue.
“It’s not as big as I expected. But still, the vibe is here. [It will] be a tough game. Physical and [in front of] passionate fans,” the 19-year-old heart stated earlier than their matchup towards the New York Knicks on Wednesday, November 8.
Wembanyama would go on to have a subpar sport in his debut on the earth’s most well-known enviornment, placing up 14 factors, taking pictures 4-of-14 from the sector and 0-of-4 from three level distance.
The 7-foot-4 massive man added 9 rebounds, two assists, one block and three turnovers for the night because the Spurs fell to the Knicks, 126-105.
With Wemby’s first sport at MSG having commenced, let’s check out a few of the NBA stars’ debut within the famed New York venue.
Jordan made his MSG debut on November 8, 1984 on the age of 21, placing up 33 factors, eight rebounds, 5 assists, three steals, and two blocks on 15-of-22 taking pictures in 33 minutes of play.
The Bulls took a 121-106 win to enhance to 5-2 for the season.
The best energy ahead and Spur of all time performed his first common season sport in New York on March 31, 1998, dropping 25 factors, 10 rebounds, one help, two blocks, and a steal because the Spurs took a 95-78 victory.
It’s value noting that Duncan had already performed within the venue a month prior as a reserve for the Western Conference within the NBA All-Star Game, whereby he scored two factors.
Durant, then the youngest participant within the NBA, put up 30 factors, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and two steals in his first sport within the Madison Square Garden because the Seattle Supersonics took a good 117-110 victory on December 12, 2007.
He scored 19 of these within the second half to assist the Sonics draw back.
The Warriors guard skilled one of the forgettable debuts by a star at MSG on November 13, 2009. Coming off the bench, he was unable to attain, marking one in all solely 5 situations in his profession the place he has been held scoreless.
Curry performed a complete of two minutes and 35 seconds and wasn’t in a position to get off a shot. He didn’t document any statistic apart from a block and a private foul.
The NBA’s all-time main scorer performed respectable in his first sport contained in the halls of the Madison Square Garden on February 22, 2004, scoring 22 factors, grabbing 5 boards, meting out three assists and stealing the ball as soon as. He shot 7-of-20 from the sector and 8-of-12 from the free throw line.
It wasn’t precisely an A+ sport for James, but it surely was sufficient to get the Cavaliers a 92-86 victory, Big man Zydrunas Ilgauskas really led Cleveland in scoring with 31 factors, including 15 rebounds and two blocks within the effort.
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