LeBron James has come across as pompous and arrogant at various points throughout his nine-year NBA career, but those instances have been far more infrequent since he captured his first championship with the Miami Heat last season. We saw another example of that after LeBron scored 28 points in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
As LeBron walked off the court, he stopped to give the team’s towel boy a high-five. But this wasn’t just any high-five — it was a secret handshake that he and the young man have clearly worked on before. If I’m not mistaking, it ended with a variation of the “Bernie Lean.”
Coco Crisp and his bobblehead doll would likely approve of that execution. Whether it’s tackling a fan who drained a half-court shot or taking the time to come up with a secret handshake with the towel boy, LeBron has been a lot easier to like this season.