Grizzlies rookie GG Jackson drops wild take on Spurs sensation Victor Wembanyama

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First-year forward GG Jackson quickly endeared himself to the Memphis Grizzlies fanbase with his stellar on-court play and youthful and boisterous personality.

From his highlight reel moves to his famous postgame interviews, the 19-year-old always seems to be a lock to make headlines and, recently, his comments regarding fellow rookie phenom Victor Wembanyama are worthy of drawing in everyone's attention.

During an appearance on FanDuels' Run it Back, the Grizzlies stud was found discussing the intricacies and uniqueness of the Spurs star's game, and went as far as to boldly claim that, when his career is all said and done, he will go down as the greatest basketball player of all time.

Grizzlies rookie GG Jackson claims Victor Wembanyama will be G.O.A.T

"This is very, very biased, but, to me, he's going to be the greatest player to ever play this game in my opinion... I was a hater when he came in. I was like 'He's not too strong, what does he do against bigger bigs?' He just blows by them. I said his handle wasn't that great and they gonna poke it. He's doing shamgods from the three-point line and then goes to the layup. I said he couldn't shoot that good and [he's doing] fastbreak transitions, pulling up from volleyball lines. He literally has everything. The only thing that can stop him is himself."

-Β GG Jackson

This isn't the first time that the Grizzlies rookie has thrown praise in the direction of Wembanyama, as he noted following their last matchup that "he's definitely going to be one of the greatest defenders of all time."

That game, in particular, he finished with a whopping seven blocks which, scarily enough, was one shy of their November 18 matchup against the Spurs where he swatted eight shots.

His presence on the hardwood that game was so frightening that, at one point, Memphis hesitated to drive the lane against him during a three-on-one fastbreak.

Coming off a historic rookie campaign in 2023-24, Wembanyama wrapped up his season with stellar averages of 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.2 steals, and 3.6 blocks per game on 46.5 percent shooting from the floor.

With his efforts, he became just the sixth player in league history to unanimously win the Rookie of the Year award, joining names like Ralph Sampson, David Robinson, Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard, and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Though to some it may be a bit too early to predict where in the NBA's all-time record books a guy like Wemby will wind up, it's more than apparent that he's well on his way to accomplishing great things.

Like the rest of the game's fandom, the Grizzlies youngster can't wait to see what else the 20-year-old has up his sleeve.