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Video: Breaking down Lakers guard Josh Hart’s high-five technique

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In case you were wondering about the handshake technique of Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, a recent video has unleashed all the specifics that you need to know.

Hart is off to a solid start in the 2018-19 season by averaging 9.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game, and he’s a valuable part of the Lakers’ rotation.

However, it’s clear that Josh Hart still needs to make an improvement in certain areas of his game if he wants to be an elite player in the NBA.

And one area where he needs to get better has nothing to do with scoring points, grabbing rebounds, or dishing out assists. Instead, the Lakers sophomore’s biggest weakness thus far may be his poor handshake completion percentage.

This video from Silver Screen and Roll breaks down the former Villanova star’s struggles when it comes to the art of the handshake.

When you’re playing alongside LeBron James, expectations are going to be high. So, it’s essential at this point in his career that Josh Hart starts to put in extra work where it really matters, and that’s in the handshake department.

If you’re going to be a Hall of Fame player in this league, you’re gonna have to be able to complete a simple handshake at a very high clip.

Josh Hart’s current percentages just aren’t going to cut it, and there’s no doubt that the Lakers front office is making that known.

While we’ve never heard of a player getting traded due to a poor handshake, Hart surely doesn’t want to become the first.