- 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.
Giannis went MJ on the double pump and Drummond was baffled ???? pic.twitter.com/QvSILlpaKU
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 23, 2019
Is it bad of me to say this is better than MJ’s double pump switch hands thing..? https://t.co/KyJXaiGwNL
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) April 23, 2019
this is better than MJ’s double pump switch hands thing https://t.co/h0V4chjqrL
— Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) April 23, 2019
Don’t fail me now Internet: Need a side by side of Jordan v Lakers & the Giannis right to left switch tonight … Not the same but close enough that I want to see it… #Bucks
— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) April 23, 2019
Shades of MJ: Giannis hangs in the air for a Jordanesque finish https://t.co/GsT3jACKBV
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 23, 2019
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