Fall is here, and thankfully it brings the start of a new NBA season with it.

We have plenty to look forward to this upcoming year and if the hype around Summer League is any indicator, the debut of Victor Wembanyama will be a flashbulb moment for many.

Let’s take a look back at some of the most anticipated rookie debuts in NBA history.

10. Blake Griffin (2010) 

9. Ralph Sampson (1983) 

8. Larry Bird (1979)

7. Patrick Ewing (1985)

6. Yao Ming (2002)

5. Victor Wembanyama (2023)

4. Shaquille O’Neal (1992)

3. Wilt Chamberlain (1959) 

2. LeBron James (2003)

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969)