Wednesday was a day to remember. It was Inauguration day for Warriors center James Wiseman.
Oh yeah, it was also Inauguration Day for the United States, with new president, Joe Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, having been sworn in to complete yet another peaceful transfer of power in America.
But Wiseman’s day was exciting, too. He had his best game as a Warrior against the Spurs Wednesday night, and I’ve dubbed him the Warriors’ Dunker-in-Chief. He’s been inaugurated in my book. Book it. He threw it down seven times, and you can see them all below, courtesy of the Warriors’ official Twitter account.
Wiseman was 8 for 11 shooting overall, and he had 20 points in 25 minutes of action. He also racked up six rebounds and four assists. He’s struggled against some of the better big-men in the NBA, but he’s just 19 years of age and his talent is so obvious. Coach Steve Kerr has never wavered oh Wiseman’s starting spot, and it’s easy to see why.
I still believe he’s the second-most talented player on the team, it’s just going to take time for all of that talent to be productive. Wednesday was a big day as far as that goes. It’s going to be fun watching all parts of his game develop, including being available around the rim as Golden State’s Dunker-in-Chief.
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