View Full Version : Did Steve Nash average 239 hive-fives per game?

08-21-2015, 06:20 PM
This is an old video I came across on Reddit, but it's not only funny; it's insightful


Though it's funny to joke around about the excessive high-fives, it is also important to note that it can be an issue. It was rumoured, for instance, that DaJ was considering leaving LAC because CP3 wasn't giving him high-fives. I think when guys make an honest effort, and you show that connection with them, even in failure, it helps to build chemistry. If you have criticism of a teammate, and the criticism is followed up with a slap on the butt, or a high-five, or you high-five them on the next play, it reinforces that you trust them, and have an appreciation for what they do, even when criticism are offered. CP3 is known for pushing teammates, and coaching/criticizing them on the court, much like Jordan used to do, and as Kobe has done, but it is possible to alienate players when you do this kind of thing.

The video suggests that the 'touchest' teams in the NBA are the best teams in the NBA, though this may be a cause and effect thing: the more you win, the more you celebrate.


08-21-2015, 06:23 PM
you gotta think every single time out is 12-15 high fives by the bench between coaches and players. thats already 1/3rd of all high fives needed during dead balls.

08-21-2015, 09:18 PM
players that support one another are likely to play better than those that don't.

08-22-2015, 12:30 AM
hahaha, this is the best thread created in a long time

08-22-2015, 12:38 AM
Nash was cool

08-22-2015, 01:02 AM
Love Nash as a person but I would be too drained from playing to always high five someone. Props to Nash, though. That Phoenix team always seemed like a fun environment.

08-22-2015, 02:19 AM
Easily as a sun he did. I miss those days...

08-22-2015, 03:40 AM
Thats wild

08-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Bet DJ wished he played with him. All the high fives he could handle

08-22-2015, 12:33 PM
Because Nash made everyone better, they gave HIM the high 5s :)

08-22-2015, 03:37 PM
Licks his hands and high fives everyone.

08-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Licks his hands and high fives everyone.He's trying to spread something Canadian. And I don't think it's politeness.

08-24-2015, 10:34 PM
Just high five his whatever-he-doesnt-lick hand