Basketball Finnish NBA star Lauri Markkanen also played football when he was younger.
The Utah Jazz winger showed off his skills from that era before last night’s match against the Golden State Warriors, Finnish time.
Jazz released a video of the warm-up for the match, in which Markkanen demonstrates his footwork impressively. He bounces the basketball in a three-point arc with his feet and finally spins for a layup Around the World -a trick where the foot is rotated around the ball in the air and continues bouncing.
After that, Markkanen bounced the ball into his hands and stylishly kicked it into the basket.
“Around the World!? A real ball player. Honestly, that’s harder to do in basketball,” one convinced follower commented on Jazz’s video release.
Markkanen has shown his skills to his brother before Eron bread sport from the side of football. Already in the early years of his NBA career, while playing for the Chicago Bulls, Markkanen amused the American audience by bouncing the ball with his feet during warm-ups. The Jazz have also shared videos of Markkanen’s pranks in warm-ups earlier this season.
Markkanen, who is having an excellent season, has scored 23.6 points per game in his 44 games this season. In addition, he has grabbed 8.5 rebounds and distributed 1.9 assists per game.