Michael Jordan had a whole bag of skills and moves in his arsenal, but his one-hand ball fake was special. A viral video compilation has fans gushing and reminiscing.
Being a 6-time champion is no mean feat. While Michael Jordan‘s resume is enough to establish his status as the GOAT, his ability only helps to cement his place up top. A career average of 30.1 points per game is absolutely insane, and further exemplifies his artistry.
Possessing a legendary fadeaway, extraordinary verticality, and an unmatched feel for the game, his genius was undeniable. His playmaking and rebounding were underrated by many, and we all know about his exemplary leadership.
Many consider his sheer physical strength and attributes to be a major cause for his unbelievable abilities. His legendary leap with his tongue out is a permanent image in fans’ minds. It was also something that makes him an all-time dunker.
Having a larger than normal hand too meant he could palm the ball pretty easily. This gave birth to one of his many legendary skills: the one-hand ball fake. A video compilation of his single-hand fakes has recently resurfaced and seemingly taken the internet by storm.
Michael Jordan mesmerized the fans by the sheer simplicity of his moves in the video, which shows him faking legends like Reggie Miller
Michael Jordan’s ball fake game was 🔥pic.twitter.com/Ts4BZwa5Gf
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) December 15, 2020
Modern-day players like Kawhi Leonard also possess huge hands. This made fans were curious as to why we rarely get to see such moves today. A Redditor provided a plausible explanation, saying how hand strength is unrelated to hand size, and implied that MJ apparently had stronger palms.
The reason behind MJ’s success with pulling off such moves with ease might be debatable, but his genius is clearly apparent. There’s a reason why he is almost unanimously regarded as the GOAT.