Victor Wembanyama will ‘for sure’ score 101 POINTS in a single game, claims former Lakers forward Metta Sandiford-Artest in bold prediction

  • Metta Sandiford-Artest says Victor Wembanyama is similar to Wilt Chamberlain
  • Chamberlain holds the NBA record with an 100-point game in March 1962
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Metta Sandiford-Artest, who was previously known as both Ron Artest and Metta World Peace, said this week that Victor Wembanyama will score 101 points in a game in the next several years.  

‘He’s the closest to Wilt [Chamberlain] that we’ll ever see,’ Sandiford-Artest said. ‘… He’s going to run into like a Detroit Pistons from this year, or the Clippers from 20 years ago, and he’s going to go get 101 at some point in time in the next seven years.’

Sandiford-Artest is referencing the NBA’s single-game scoring record set by Chamberlain at 100 points in March 1962. 

Chamberlain went 36-for-63 from the field and made 28-of-32 free throws to accomplish the only triple-digit individual scoring game in NBA history. 

Now, Sandiford-Artest is predicting one of sports’ most unbreakable records will fall by the end of the 2030-31 season. 

Victor Wembanyama has Hall-of-Fame-or-bust expectations as a star-studded Spurs rookie 

Metta Sandiford-Artest makes the bold prediction to say Wembanyama will score 101 in a game

Metta Sandiford-Artest makes the bold prediction to say Wembanyama will score 101 in a game

No other game comes close to that 169-147 Philadelphia Warriors victory over the New York Knicks.  

Second on the single-game all-time scoring list is the late Kobe Bryant’s 81-point outing in Jan. 2006. Only 13 single-game efforts have cleared the 70-point threshold in NBA history. 

It’s a bold claim from the longtime NBA star, as Wembanyama is averaging just under 19 points per game in his rookie season. 

The promise for the 7-foot-4 center is through the roof. But 101 in a single game? That’s 63 more points than his career high!

Wembanyama is only averaging 18.9 points per game in his first season with San Antonio

Wembanyama is only averaging 18.9 points per game in his first season with San Antonio

Sandiford-Artest believes Wembanyama will run into a bad rookie on a bad team. 

And that team doesn’t have the necessary pieces to stop him from attempting such a large volume of shots where getting within striking distance of a 100-point game is even possible. 

We’re a few days into 2024 and this might end up as one of the boldest takes of the year. 

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