With more and more incredibly athletic basketball players coming into the league, it’s safe to say that layups have become a forgotten basketball art-form. That’s why we’re here to remind you of some of the greatest layups in NBA history.
So let’s start with #8 — Stephon Marbury crosses Kobe and finishes over Shaq with a beautiful reverse layup.
#7 One of the greatest layups you will ever see orchestrated by Eddie Jones
#6 Derek Fisher with an amazing layup in game 3 of the 2010 NBA Finals.
#5 MJ with a sick No-Look layup against the Mavs in 1992.
#4 Michael Jordan’s legendary layup in Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals.
#3 Michael Jordan with a Beautiful Layup against the New Jersey Nets.
#2 Relive one of the most iconic moves in NBA history. Julius “Dr. J” Erving with a spectacular reverse layup vs LA Lakers.
#1 goes to George Gervin. It was impossible to just choose one of his layups, so here’s a full highlight. To fully appreciate the greatness of #TheIceman one had to see him rise up for a silky-smooth jump shot, twirl a heavenly finger-roll while soaring through the lane, execute a graceful reverse layup with either hand.