The Bucks beat the San Antonio Spurs 125–121 at AT&T Center on Thursday, but Wembanyama got the best of Antetokounmpo for a brief moment.
With 24 seconds left in the game, Wembanyama stuffed Antetokounmpo well above the rim for his fifth block of the night. The moment immediately went viral, and resulted in a picture that had NBA fans stunned.
“The block heard around the world,” the Spurs official account wrote on Instagram.
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Wembanyama finished the game with 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and five blocks.
“He’s unbelievable,” Antetokounmpo said of the rookie Thursday. “Unbelievable talent. He can score at will, anytime he wants. Plays the right way. Plays to win. It was good to play against him.”
The Spurs and Bucks won’t meet again this season, so Antetokounmpo will have to wait for a chance at some revenge above the rim.