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The high five

Post by smidge34 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:49 am

This has been posted here years ago but I thought I’d post this again for those who haven’t heard this cool story.
...his father, Lamont Sleets Sr., served in Vietnam in the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry -- a unit nicknamed The Five. The men of The Five often gathered at the Sleets home when Lamont Jr. was a toddler. They'd blow through the front door doing their signature greeting: arm straight up, five fingers spread, grunting "Five." Lamont Jr. loved to jump up and slap his tiny palms against their larger ones. "Hi, Five!" he'd yell, unable to keep all their names straight. Years later, Sleets started high-fiving his Murray State teammates, and when the Racers played away games, other teams followed. In short, Lamont Sleets was both the inventor of the high five and its Johnny Appleseed.
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Post by RacerPreacher » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:15 pm

Good read. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by MarshallRacer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:33 pm

This had been disproven: “We just found the guy and made up a story about his dad,” Lastowka told ESPN’s John Mooleam (“The History and Mystery of the High Five”). ”

https://dmilam1.wordpress.com/2012/01/0 ... high-five/
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Re: The high five

Post by smidge34 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:10 pm

MarshallRacer wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:33 pm
This had been disproven: “We just found the guy and made up a story about his dad,” Lastowka told ESPN’s John Mooleam (“The History and Mystery of the High Five”). ”

https://dmilam1.wordpress.com/2012/01/0 ... high-five/
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Re: The high five

Post by speck » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:38 pm

More fake news Marshall, it was Sleets, I just know it was, had to be. LOl
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Re: The high five

Post by MarshallRacer » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:30 am

haha, sorry smidge but facts is facts!

edit: I had not clicked on your link, but even that story goes on to say the same thing my link did:
It was all a hoax, a publicity stunt. They'd concocted the whole story, then scoured college basketball rosters to plug in a name. "We just found the guy and made up a story about his dad," Lastowka said.
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