DeMar DeRozan's and Michael Jordan's turnaround jumper similarity is incredible

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DeMar DeRozan has had a simply incredible start to the new season. After nine games, the shooting guard is leading the league in scoring with a career-high 34 points per night.

He has broken the 30 point barrier eight times, reaching 40 points twice and averaging a career-high 52.8% from the field, as the Toronto Raptors currently boast a 7-2 record.

Following the retirement of Kobe Bryant, NBA fans are looking for someone to step up and continue the lineage of superstar shooting guards - like the Black Mamba did with Michael Jordan in the early 2000s.


DeRozan's form has come at the perfect time, and while it may be too early to put the Toronto star in that category - especially after his performances in the 2016 playoffs - he has certainly improved some aspects of his game over the summer.

The Olympics have been a huge plus for him, and DeRozan believes his 5:30 a.m. starts during the 'hardest' summer of his career are behind his strong start, you can see the effects of his workouts with Kobe.

DeRozan has displayed a devastating mid-range game and has added a side-step jumper that is reminiscent of Kobe in his prime. There are also elements of Jordan, and one fan has superimposed a video of MJ and DeRozan pulling off the same turnaround jump shot move. The similarity really is impressive.

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