Video / Dec 2, 2010 / 10:45 am

Marcus Jordan’s Very Father-Esque Layup Against Florida

Doesn’t that Marcus Jordan layup look familiar? It might be because his father, The G.O.A.T., made the switch right-hand-to-left-hand in mid-air layup famous on a early summer evening during the 1991 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Don’t look now, but the UCF Knights are now 6-0 after upsetting the No. 16 Florida Gators 57-54 behind’s MJ’s (Marcus, not Michael) 18 points, three rebounds and three assists. Compare this move to Mike’s after the jump.

What do you think? How good can Marcus Jordan be?

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  • k to da mart

    nice move by marcus but no where near what mike did…..FIRST

  • SWAT

    not really like his dad’s move…but has to gte points for the cool greys! cant wait!

  • ManilaFTW

    nothing remotely similar to what MJ did.

    is he any good? i mean he must get a lot of media attention, but does he really have a game?

    that wasn’t a rhetorical question, we don’t get to watch US college basketball games from where I’m from

  • Bruce*Leroy*Green

    yall are really Manute Bol reachin by sayin that was like his pops, but it was nice nonetheless.

    Now post that Blake Griffin 2 hander where his shoulders were at the rim and stop bullshi**in

  • Chris

    That play by Michael Jordan is the most overrated play in sports history. If you watch, he wasn’t guarded on the play, and anyone who can shoot with both hands can shoot that shot. The only thing special about it is that he jumped so far and so fast, but he did that on every move he ever made. The play by Marcus was actually more difficult.

  • http://yourboychise.blogspot.com Chise


    I go to UCF, so I see a lot of the dude. He’s definitely good… People hate on him alot because he’s not as amazing as you think he’d be, being Michael Jordan’s son and all… but he’s definitely a legit college bball player.

  • Chris

    I want to add, I think Jordan is the greatest athlete and competitor of all time. But this play is way over hyped.

  • control

    What up with the Kimbo Slice head coverings (and start of beard) and shit?

  • top_gun

    The difference was e was about to get his shot blocked. Jordan was still elevating when he pulled it off

  • sh!tfaced

    what the fucking fuck…? we gonna highlight every damn thing marcus is gonna do…? really?! obviously aint ever gonna be as good as his father… maybe aint gonna be as good as shit if it werent for his dad anyways… so stop this dime… pathetic… he aint no extra ordinary shit…

  • oneLove

    There was no need for the ball switch, the only impressive thing was how high he got and hung in the air. He wasn’t even challenged… Overhyped play, all day.
    At that time though people weren’t making those plays daily, and it was the time when the NBA was gaining a new fan following, so they blew that play up. Thanks ESPN…

  • Bruce*Leroy*Green

    That play by Michael Jordan is the most overrated play in sports history. If you watch, he wasn’t guarded on the play, and anyone who can shoot with both hands can shoot that shot

    hell no. Its not easy to palm the ball the way he did with his right hand and expose it for that long, then switch to the left and place it on the perfect spot on the backboard. The hangtime plus the ball control is what made it so great. Not an easy play

  • DarkHorse

    What the hell is wrong with y’all? Both layups were nice. Marcus Jordan pulled off a double clutch switch in TRAFFIC against a ranked team! And Michael’s layup, overrated? It might not SEEM as amazing NOW, because we’ve seen that highlight so many times, but I bet you were jumping out your seat when you first saw MJ pull it off!

  • stefan

    I also think it is overrated. anything I can do it means it is not hard and I can do that easily

  • bola

    wow.. then STEFAN must be the GOAT

  • Big Snacks

    Great play by Marcus?

    Don’t think so…no way the defender would’ve gotten a hand on the ball if it were MJ…

    Now, off to the corner store for more snacks…damn those flamin hot cheetos are good!

  • jace

    is the move overrated? i think so.. but i also still think it IS a hard move. instead of being called one of the best plays in the history of the game.. it should just be called.. a great play in michael jordans career.

    anyway.. i havent really seen much of marcus jordans college career. but telling from videos ive seen on youtube.. i think i could see him being a good role player on any team. just def not a starter.

    but who knows. hes still young.. he’s got great genes.. he could explode with potential at any moment.

  • MrFreezy

    he had both hands on the ball before he layed it in so it doesn’t count. i guess he didn’t inherit his dad’s huge ass hands (no homo).