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Lance Stephenson leaves Josh Hart hanging on high five, he handshakes himself

Josh Hart

With a poor start to the new campaign, it is obvious that the Los Angeles Lakers still have a lot of work to do before they develop into the contenders many believe they have the potential to become. As it turns out, the new look side will also want to work on the chemistry of their on-court, in-game handshakes.

Minutes into the second quarter of Monday night’s matchup between the Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs, Josh Hart was visibly left hanging on a high five by teammate Lance Stephenson after a broken play. To save face, Hart had to miserably shake his own hand.

To be fair, this could happen to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been playing with each other for 10 years or 10 days; it just happens. Too bad for Hart, he was mortified on live nationwide television.

The Lakers came very close to securing their first win of the new campaign, but were unable to close out the tightly-contested game. After making a game-tying three in regulation to send the game to overtime, LeBron missed two crucial free throws in OT which preceded a game-winning 22-foot jumper from Patty Mills. The Spurs ended up on top 143-142.

For his part, Hart was amazing off the Lakers bench. The sophomore dropped 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, and chipped in four three-pointers, 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one turnover in 39 minutes of action.

The Lakers will be traveling to Phoenix to face the Suns on Wednesday, and this should be a great opportunity for LeBron and co. to notch their first W of the year.