David Stern and the NBA Ban Handshakes, Encourage Fist Bumps

September 30, 2009 at 10:05 am by Terez in Blake Griffin, David Stern, NBA

Blake, you don't have any diseases or STD's I should know about, do you?

Blake, you don't have any diseases or STD's I should know about, do you?

The NBA, fearful of the damage an H1N1 flu outbreak could wreak on the league, has passed down an anti-handshake directive. Players and coaches have been asked to greet each other via more sanitary means of contact, like fist pounding, or maybe chest bumps. One can only imagine what Utah’s Jerry Sloan thinks about this. “No handshaking,” Doc Rivers said. “I think it’s a good thing. A fist pound is just great.” — Boston Herald

I thought good sportsmanship was all about the handshake. What will Sterno do at the NBA Draft?  -TO