Victor Wembanyama wishes to improve his attacking skills by using Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s iconic skyhook move. Abdul-Jabbar scored many points with this move and rarely missed when he attempted it.
He was able to use his big size and long arms to his benefit, shooting over his defender with success every time. Abdul-Jabbar’s move was unique, and no one could do it as well as him. However, Wembanyama has the right abilities and potential to learn it. In a recent interview, Wembanyama claims he wants to add the skyhook move to his skills.
Victor Wembanyama to start using skyhook move
“I’ve been working a little bit on my skyhook. You know, Kareem’s skyhook. Hopefully, someday, that can be a weapon to add,” Wembanyama said.
Victor Wembanyama has been working on his skyhook!! Bro is gonna be unstoppable!! pic.twitter.com/OnHPiZzHeY
— PJ Hoops (@RealPjHoops) July 19, 2023
Wembanyama can shoot from far, though still improving, and is strong in the mid-range game, finishing well on drives. He excels in one-on-one situations, hardly missing a shot when he creates space. If he learns Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook, his offensive game could reach new heights. Wembanyama is more versatile than Abdul-Jabbar, who was a traditional center. If he masters the skyhook, he can become an insane player.
Wembanyama has the talent to master the move
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook was about skill and grace, not just power. At 18, Victor Wembanyama already has those qualities. He’s a tall French center with great potential. Wembanyama is a dedicated learner, both on and off the court. He knows the importance of staying focused and not letting the hype affect him. With these traits, he can surely add Kareem’s skyhook to his game.
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He has similarities with icons such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James, based on how he acts in media appearances.