Jeremy Lin Video: Watch Knicks Star Exchange Nerdy Handshake with Landry Fields

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2012

Just when you thought the New York Knicks' season couldn't get any more Linsane, Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin had to go and devise the nerdiest handshake of all time.

It would appear that Stanford grad Fields and Harvard grad Lin have devised a handshake which imitates Lin flipping through a book before the two pocket their spectacles and go about handling their smart-person business.

Or something like that.

Listen, outside of baseball, the art of the lengthy and creative handshake is a dying art form. The old three-slap and the classic fist bump are simply old and unoriginal at this point.

Perhaps Lin and Fields' nerdy handshake could inspire more themed handshakes in sports. Perhaps we could get Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love of the New England Patriots to do a handshake that ends with them pretending to eat some corn-on-the-cob before bumping bellies.

Or perhaps after every touchdown pass, one of Tony Romo's teammates on the Dallas Cowboys could finish a celebratory handshake by giving Romo the Heimlich as a precautionary measure.

Or maybe Los Angeles Lakers teammates could just bow at the feet of Kobe Bryant at the end of every handshake, which they might already be doing anyway.

Who knew Jeremy Lin had the potential to also be such a trend-setter?

 

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