History of the high five
It's a timeless gesture, but someone went up top first
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PART ONE: INVISIBLE MARKS THE COURT
WHEN I FIRST PHONED Lamont Sleets this spring, I knew only the following: He is a middle-aged man living in the small town of Eminence, Ky.; he played college basketball for Murray State University between 1979 and 1984; and he reportedly created one of the most contagious, transcendently ecstatic gestures in sports -- and maybe, for that matter, American ...
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