Giannis Antetokounmpo made a layup so ridiculous that some are comparing it to an iconic Michael Jordan move


  • Giannis Antetokounmpo made an incredible play in which he rose up for a dunk, brought the ball back to his body, and then put it up for the layup as he was falling down.
  • Some in the NBA world compared it to Michael Jordan’s iconic switch-hands layup versus the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Watch both layups below to compare for yourself.
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In the eyes of some in the sports world, Giannis Antetokounmpo topped Michael Jordan on Monday night.

During the Milwaukee Bucks’ Game 4 playoffs win over the Detroit Pistons, Antetokounmpo raced to the basket, preparing himself for a huge dunk over the Pistons’ Andre Drummond.

Instead, in midair, Antetokounmpo realised he could not dunk over Drummond, so as he fell back down, he brought the ball back down away from Drummond’s arms and then used both hands to put it back up for the layup, plus the foul.

It has to be seen to be believed.

Reggie Miller’s reaction said it all, as he struggled to grasp what had happened.

Some said the play was equal or better than Michael Jordan’s iconic right-to-left layup over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Watch Jordan’s layup to compare for yourself:

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