Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving’s Handshake Was Not Smoking a Joint, Dummies

November 11th, 2014 by Matt King Leave a reply »

So this is a thing now, apparently.

After their recent win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving celebrated with a custom handshake. And because the Internet is the Internet, everyone took two seconds to decide that they were miming smoking a joint. See for yourself.

The Cavaliers had to come out themselves and clarify that what Love and Irving were doing was "sharpening mustaches," which is no less stupid, but at the very least it's something that people will get less worked up over than perceived drug references.

Everyone is obviously skeptical, seeing as some athletes are known to have participated in smoking the devil's lettuce from time to time. And some have even done a joint-smoking celebration before. Because of course.

Unfortunately for all of those conspiracy theorists out there, no, they were not pretending to smoke a joint.

Let's break this down.

In this picture, you can clearly see Love smiling, and his hand is not over his mouth. It's off to the side. Irving is talking the entire time. His ha ...

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