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

Friday November 16th, 2012


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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.