View Full Version : Fearing H1N1 flu, NBA passes anti-handshake directive

10-01-2009, 11:12 AM
Fearing H1N1 flu, NBA passes anti-handshake directive (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Fearing-H1N1-flu-NBA-passes-anti-handshake-dire?urn=nba,193384)


10-01-2009, 11:14 AM
Yeah, it's not like they touch the same ball or anything


10-01-2009, 11:21 AM
Insert LeBron James joke here.

90% of all basketball players don't shake hands anyways after games. No big deal...I just think it's funny. It's not like they wont be making contact with every other player during the game anyways...

10-01-2009, 11:26 AM
Next they will be told on D they have to stay 3 feet away and can't foul.

10-01-2009, 11:31 AM
Fist pumping wouldn't be much help either, if someone just wiped their snots with the back of their fingers. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked034.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

10-01-2009, 11:33 AM
Lebron james interview" I seen this pandemic coming last season during the playoffs, thats the only reason I didnt shake any magic player's hand" lol

10-01-2009, 11:40 AM
lmao wow this country has come a long way

10-01-2009, 06:18 PM
Oh hahah im sure this has SOMETHING to do with Lbj? Oh wait, no it doesn't lets all be stupid and pretend like it does!!!

Nope sorry, this is a pretty idiotic rule but this has nothing to do with Lebron. With that said, bad rule is bad, stern For the lose.

10-01-2009, 06:22 PM
Did any of you read the article? It's not true...

10-01-2009, 08:11 PM
Did any of you read the article? It's not true...
Yeah guys, this is fake.
They updated the article.

10-01-2009, 08:19 PM
LBJ is a psychic JK

10-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Lol this H1N1 is so overhyped the regular flu is 10X worse

10-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Did any of you read the article? It's not true...

Thanks for pointing that out, Wilson, I appreciate it.

When I first saw the article, the following update had not been added yet:

UPDATE: I knew something was fishy about this. In an email today, Tim Frank, NBA Vice President of Basketball Communications, said, "[The Boston Herald's] story is not true." Players are free to high five all they want. Up top, AK!

So, sorry for spreading misinformation, everybody. But I blame Ball Don't Lie, and if you have a problem with this rumor being started, please e-mail the original author here (jeskeets@yahoo.ca). :cool: