Standing at an impressive height of 6 feet and 2 inches, Stephen Curry is a towering figure compared to most individuals. However, the basketball star is considered one of the smaller all-stars in the NBA due to his actual height.
However, the Spurs’ new center, Victor Wembanyama, cannot say the same thing. He is a rookie and considered to be the top pick in the 2023 draft. He has been impressive in pre-season games. Despite his height of 7 feet and 4 inches, his outstanding shooting and ball-handling skills make him stand out.
The NBA has embraced Curry’s unique shooting style and his skills on the court are unparalleled. Nonetheless, there is one thing he hasn’t been able to accomplish – winning a jump ball contest against a player who towers over him by more than a foot.
Curry gave it his all and attempted to steal the opening possession from Wembanyama in the preseason game between the Warriors and the Spurs. Despite his effort, he wasn’t successful as anticipated.
The Splash Brothers, including him, were able to witness the amazing skills of Wembanyama up close. It was incredible to see the young player come out of the post and effortlessly block Klay Thompson’s three-point shot before dunking the ball during transition. With 12 points scored and three blocked shots in just eight minutes, Wembanyama was leading the scoreboard. Unfortunately, at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors trailed 35-44 against San Antonio.