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Shaq Compares Victor Wembanyama to Bol Bol

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Not only were the Phoenix Suns blowing out the San Antonio Spurs at halftime, Shaquille O’Neal had an interesting statement for Spurs’ fans, comparing No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama to Suns’ forward/center Bol Bol.

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“You all act like you’ve never seen a guy like [Victor Wembanyama] before. Yes, you have. His name is Bol Bol. And I stand on what I said,” Shaq said during the NBA on TNT halftime show.

The 7-foot-4 Wembanyama had six points on 1-of-6 shooting at the break to go along with four rebounds and four turnovers. However, his only bucket came on a nasty posterizer.

Meanwhile, Bol has stayed on the bench for the Suns despite being an intriguing prospect since his high school days. At 7-foot-2, Bol possesses a guard skillset, which is why Shaq made the comparison. Shaq’s son, Shareef, was best friends with Bol Bol in high school.

The 23-year-old Bol was signed by the Suns on July 16 after being waived by the Orlando Magic. The fan-favorite has only made on appearance for the Suns in garbage time during Saturday’s blowout win over the Jazz.

These were his stats last season:

Bol’s 2022-23 season stats: 9.1 PPG | 5.8 RPG | 1.0 APG | 1.2 BPG | 0.4 SPG | 1.6 TOV on 54.6/26.5/75.9 splits in 21.5 MPG (70 games, 33 starts)

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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