Watch the Cleveland Cavaliers' Beautifully Elaborate Pre-Game Handshake Ritual

It's like watching a piece of performance art.

Ever since LeBron James and Kevin Love landed in Cleveland to form the Cavaliers' Big 3 with Kyrie Irving, the team's pregame handshakes have been particularly lit. The addition of J.R. Smith to the starting lineup pushed things to another level, and now, with the team's starting five remaining intact from last season, the 2016-2017 version of the Cavs' hand movements are like performance art.

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Ever since LeBron James and Kevin Love landed in Cleveland to form the Cavaliers' Big 3 with Kyrie Irving, the team's pregame handshakes have been particularly lit. The addition of J.R. Smith to the starting lineup pushed things to another level, and now, with the team's starting five remaining intact from last season, the 2016-2017 version of the Cavs' hand movements are like performance art.

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The whole handshake ceremony is like an expertly choreographed Broadway musical. It's like Rent if the actors were hands instead of people. One false move, one slip up, and the whole thing would be ruined, but the Cavs starting five rolls through their specific handshakes like professional synchronized swimmers.

The 2016-2017 Cleveland Cavaliers: good at basketball, even better at handshakes.


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