Draymond Green, Victor Oladipo react to Jamal Murray’s MJ layup for Nuggets
Draymond Green and Victor Oladipo know that the coming-out party of Denver Nuggets superstar Jamal Murray is continuing inside the NBA bubble. On Thursday, the 23-year old pulled off an amazing up-and-under lay-up over LeBron James which has gone viral on social media. It’s not everyday you get to convert a crazy bucket against one of the league’s best players.
Take a look at this side-by-side and see how in-sync Jamal Murray’s lay-up is with the GOAT’s.
Yes, Jamal Murray's crazy fake-dunk-jelly-finish play gets a 3rd tweet. This time, side by side with another Michael Jordan finish.pic.twitter.com/4QhgqcWcLy
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 25, 2020
Which was better, MJ’s or JM’s? Some of Jamal Murray’s fellow NBA stars were hyped after his impossible bucket:
Tough lay Jamal Murray #sheesh
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) September 25, 2020
Also Jamal that looked a little MJesqe
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 25, 2020
Even the great Manu Ginobili, who was known to convert some crazy lay-ups in his time, had nothing but praises for Jamal Murray’s basket:
That was one of the coolest layups I've ever seen. 👏👏👏 #Murray
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) September 25, 2020
The Canadian has been showcasing quite an array of highlights in the Nuggets’ playoff run so far this year. This latest one comes in a pivotal Game 4 where Denver is trying to even the series against the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. LA has been in control for most of the game but momentum-swinging plays like this have helped Jamal Murray and the Nuggets stay in the game.
It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for the fourth-year guard out of Kentucky. In just his second playoff appearance, he’s led the Nuggets to a historic run this year as Denver pulled off an improbably comeback from 3-1 down in two consecutive match-ups against the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. Now, Jamal Murray wants to make sure that their story doesn’t end yet as he tries to bring the Nuggets to the NBA Finals.
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