(1991) Michael Jordan’s “Spectacular” Switching Hands Layup Vs The Lakers
Astramskas, DavidAka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.
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Some have called it the greatest move of all-time. Other have called it the most overrated. Many others thought it was unnecessary. Regardless of how you feel about it, Michael Jordan’s “spectacular move (Marv Albert voice)” against the Lakers in the final minutes of a Game 2 win in the 1991 finals has become one of the most memorable highlights in sports (not just basketball) history.
What often doesn’t get mentioned about Jordan in this game was his stat line of 33 points (15-of-18 shooting), 13 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block in just 36 minutes. Oh yeah, and the Bulls won that game by 21.
A fun moment after game: MJ left the Stadium to go out with good friends Spike Lee and @NBATVAhmad , and also made a new friend actor Denzel Washington. After shaking hands with Denzel, Lee whispered to Jordan: “Mike, he`s a Lakers fan.“ Replied Jordan: “We`ll convert him.“ pic.twitter.com/00RZGvwiEg
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