Tuesday November 11th, 2014

The Cleveland Cavaliers had what looked to be the team's most convincing win of the season over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Players were in a celebratory mood, and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love showed off an elaborate new handshake.

Some have pointed out that the final portion of the shake looks a lot like the pair are pantomiming smoking ... something, which is probably not a good idea for professional athletes who need their full lung capacity in order to continue to play sports at a high level.

On the other hand, the Cavs said Love and Irving were "sharpening their mustaches," according to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

The duo combined for 54 points in the game, so the Cavaliers should probably let them do all of the imaginary smoking they want if it keeps their numbers up.

Brendan Maloy

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