One of the most fun parts of watching LeBron James pregame is seeing the crazy handshakes he comes up with.
Ever since his rookie year, LeBron has used creative, personalized handshakes as a way to build rapport with teammates. Some of these handshakes are incredibly elaborate, but LeBron says they’re easy for him.
James told the Northeast Ohio Media Group, “Everybody has their own distinctive handshake. You do it every day. Once you get it down, it becomes like brushing your teeth every day.”
LeBron has come up with some pretty great handshakes throughout his career. Here are the top five:
5. Michael Beasley
LeBron supposedly has a photographic memory that he uses to his advantage for basketball plays, but it’s still impressive he can remember this entire sequence for Beasley:
4. Iman Shumpert
LeBron gives props to the flattop here. He recently poked fun at his receding hairline – good to see he can have a sense of humor and appreciate good hair:
3. Mario Chalmers
Not sure what to make of this one. Practicing their flopping skills?:
2. Dwayne Wade
Swatting away the haters:
1. Matthew Dellavedova