If you follow the Los Angeles Lakers as closely as most readers of this website, you probably already saw Josh Hart tweet about his most recent high-five snub, this time coming at the hands — or lack thereof — of LeBron James:
James already apologized on Twitter, tweeting “My bad my G!!” at the video above, but it’s past the time we can genuinely believe this was his bad, G.
You see, Hart has been snubbed for high-fives a lot so far early on in his NBA career. Like an ungodly amount, an amount that can no longer simply be chalked up to bad luck. Nope, there is no other way around this: Hart utilizes poor technique, poorer timing and even worse floor vision on his high-fives, and there is simply no other conclusion to come to other than that he is the worst high-fiver in NBA history.
But don’t take my word for it. I couldn’t think of a better person to break down this very serious issue that threatens to derail the Lakers’ team chemistry due to it’s contagiousness than Pete Zayas, aka Laker Film Room. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look:
Now, there are a few theories we’re working on to explain why Hart is so bad at this:
- He’s spending so much time playing Fortnite that he doesn’t know how to interact with people in person anymore. Smh, typical millennial.
- Hart is secretly a germaphobe, but rather than make a big deal about it he’s just pretending to mis-time his high-fives. As a fellow germaphobe, I can relate to this one.
- He was a victim of an accident similar to the one in this video of John Collins accidentally slapping a child in the face when he was a kid. and vowed to never undertake such a dangerous act himself.
- Hart never had friends in school, never learned how to high-five, and is now afraid he’ll be bad at it so he “accidentally” avoids it. Similar to No. 2.
Whatever the reason, as you can see from Pete’s video above, it’s time for Hart to man up and stop selfishly blaming his teammates for his miscues. If he wants to reach his full potential as a young player, he’s going to have to stop wasting time on Fortnite and get in the gym and work on this very serious and critical basketball skill before it causes any more viral distractions.
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