May 18, 2024
Victor Wembanyama

Everyone in the NBA industry knows about the iconic move of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (SKYHOOK). This phenomenal hook is still famous among NBA players, and some of them are literally stealing it.

Victor Wembanyama has been sharpening one of the greatest moves in NBA history. Yes, you guessed it right, the “skyhook”.

The Bleacher Report has interviewed Victor Wembanyama about his favorite moves. He replied, “ I have been working a little bit on my skyhook”.

Even though he has been working on his “skyhook move”, was it possible for Victor Wembanyama to block Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook?

Blocking Kareem’s skyhook shot was not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s a hard task; even Shaquille-ONeal would have been unable to block it. In an interview with “Isiah Thomas”, Shaquille said he could easily block the skyhook if he was there.

But Isiah Thomas disagreed with Shaquille-ONeal’s bold claim about blocking Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s skyhook.

Wembanyama couldn’t block as perfectly as Wilt Chamberlain did

Even though Wembanyama is 7ft 4 and Wilt Chamberlain is 7 ft 1, Wembanyama couldn’t block Skyhook as perfectly as Wilt Chamberlain did.

Why?

Even though comparing both players is kind of irrelevant because Wembanya is this generation’s player and Wilt is the legend of our old generation, In an article in The Grio, they explained why Kareem’s skyhook was virtually unstoppable.

“Kareem’s technique of skyhooking was phenomenal. He shoots from an arm fully extended high above the player’s head, while their shoulders are perpendicular to the hoop, and the free arm wards off the defender, leaving them surprised with no chance of blocking.”

Players of this generation don’t even try to play like Kareem but still want to attempt skyhook like him-funny isn’t it?

Kareem once said to ESPN, “I can accept players’ lack of skill, but their lack of will is confounding.”

Victor Wenbanyama’s physic was different from Wilt’s. Both of them have different heights and different tactics. We are comparing a Legend with an NBA player.

It means even if you are Victor Wembanyama, if you Don’t have enough will to learn, you can’t be Kareem.

Only Wilt Chamberlain was the legend who blocked Kareem’s Skyhook 5 times in a row!

The dominance of Wilt Chamberlain is explored

Wilt Chamberlain was the dominant force of the court. He was the greatest player in NBA history and set many records from the beginning.

One of the best records Wilt created was blocking Kareem’s signature skyhook.

Wilt’s Strength, athleticism and skill dominated the NBA industry for years. Even if you ask who was the most legendary player in NBA history , guess whose name will be heard?

Of course it’s Wilt Chamberlain.

Constant fouling tactics, double or triple teams couldn’t stop Wilt to score with full potential. like Wilt, no one could ever stop kareem’s exceptional skyhook.

The books sure Don’t lie according to Wilt. Because he is the one who scored 4,000 points in a season. That’s basically out of this world.

Comparing Wilt with any other NBA players is like comparing two opposite things.

the NBA History shows Wilt scored single-game records with most points (100), most consecutive field goals (18), and most rebounds (55).

He even retired with the most points, more than Kareem’s whole career.

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