The New York Knicks left a sour taste in the mouths of the Cleveland Cavaliers this evening as they blew the Cavs away on their own turf.
If you have ever participated in athletics at any level, you know the basic requirements of a successful sporting event. As an athlete, one of the more prominent expectations after the contest is the handshake.
Both sides play their hearts out until the final whistle, so it’s only right that they meet in the middle to acknowledge and respect each other’s game.
No matter your age, no matter the outcome, it’s a part of friendly competition.
Well, it seems the Cleveland Cavaliers missed that portion of the Sports 101 curriculum.
Wow Cavs didn't even stick around to shake hands with the Knicks, already in the locker room before the final buzzer smh
— New York Sports Guys (@NYSportsGuys5) October 30, 2017
After dropping a home game to the New York Knicks, some of the Cavaliers players felt the need to head straight for the showers.
It has been an admittedly tough stretch for the team as they have now lost four of their last five, which includes losses to the Nets, Pelicans, and now the Knicks.
Sports can be hard on an athlete’s emotions, especially for a team with such lofty expectations like the Cavaliers.
But, there’s no excuse for being a sore loser and skipping out on the postgame handshakes.
So next time, Cleveland, remember to shake hands even in defeat. Surely losing to the Knicks can’t be the worst thing to happen to you. After all, you DID lose in the Finals last year.
D-Wade’s handshake with LeBron vs. his handshake with Kevin Love ?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 25, 2017
Besides, the Knicks and the rest of the NBA would love to learn some of your handshakes.