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VIDEO: Remembering Michael Jordan's Switch-Handed Layup in the 1991 NBA Finals on the 29th Anniversary

David Kaestle
Michael Jordan impressive switch-handed layup in the 1991 NBA Finals.
Michael Jordan impressive switch-handed layup in the 1991 NBA Finals. / YouTube: Michael Jordan Archive
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The sports world is just now coming down off the high of ESPN's "The Last Dance" documentary. While many young fans saw and learned things about the GOAT that they had never seen before, it was also a chance for older fans to relive some of the most iconic (and not so iconic) moments of Michael Jordan's career and that magical Bulls' dynasty.

One of those iconic plays came during the NBA Finals, when Jordan captured his first title in 1991 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Most have seen the famous clip, but probably not everyone remembers exactly when it happened.

When hit with a pass while driving down the lane, Jordan goes up for a layup with his right hand and then switches to his left in mid-air for an impressive finish – one we had rarely (or never) seen before at the time.

No matter how many times you watch that play, it never gets any less impressive. It's just another one of the seemingly endless examples of Jordan leaving fans shocked and amazed.


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