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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade with elaborate pregame handshake

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) stand near each other during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Miami on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago)


Way back when LeBron James played for the Miami Heat (okay, like a year and a half ago), he and friend/teammate Dwyane Wade had some serious pregame rituals, like the chalk toss and at one point an homage to boxing.

Wade and his Heat team are in Cleveland Friday night to take on LeBron’s Cavaliers in an interesting preseason matchup. When it came time for the pregame greetings, the two friends broke out a pretty elaborate handshake.

If you’re trying to read anything more into this than friends shaking hands, stop.

LeBron has looked phenomenal in the first half against Miami — his back doesn’t seem to be bothering him, and Miami doesn’t have an answer for him defensively. Not that anyone else does, either.

(Hat tip to CBS’s James Herbert for the vine)