Posted November 29, 2012

Video: Heat’s James leaves fan hanging on handshake after Nuggets game

Ben Golliver, Denver Nuggets, LeBron James, Miami Heat


By Ben Golliver

From “memory of a lifetime” to “nightmare scenario” in seven seconds flat.

Following the Heat’s nationally televised 98-93 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, cameras captured reigning MVP LeBron James handing out high fives to spectators sitting courtside. One particularly eager gentleman eyed James’ progress along the line of well-wishers and proactively stuck out his right hand, squared away and ready for a greeting from a living legend. The Polaroid moment was ruined when James completely ignored the sweater-clad man, whose arm hung in the air awkwardly for several seconds as James went back the other direction, the moment gone forever.

To add insult to injury, the TNT crew, including Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley, had a good laugh at his misfortune.

“He tries to get his dap right now, he gets left hanging,” Smith narrates. “He gets left hanging. Close that hand!”

James finished with 27 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one monster brush-off.


I'm sorry, SI, but this looks like something that belongs on alongside a video of  Paris Hilton getting into a car and Lindsay Lohan walking out of a courtroom: it ain't news, it ain't a story, it ain't much of anything at all.   Have you completely run out of ideas or  things to cover and write about?