Step aside, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Here are the best handshakes in NBA history.

By Andy Gray
November 14, 2014

When Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving celebrated Monday night's win with a handshake that would've made Josh Gordon proud, they did not expect it to become a national story. But the video went viral and the two players were forced to explain the final portion of their shake. Love claims they were not pretending to smoke as it might appear, but rather twirling the ends of imaginary mustaches. As this controversy brews, here's a look at some other (league-approved) NBA handshakes over the years.

Delonte West and LeBron James :: Getty Images

Yao Ming and Steve Francis :: Getty Images
Tim Duncan and Stephen Jackson :: Getty Images
Vince Carter and Jay-Z :: Getty Images
Larry Bird and Patrick Ewing :: Getty Images :: Getty Images
Allen Iverson and Steve Francis :: Getty Images
Tracy McGrady and Kevin Garnett :: Getty Images
Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady :: Getty Images
Nate Thurmond and Dave Cowens :: Neil Leifer/SI
Chauncey Billups and Grant Hill :: Getty Images

You May Like