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The History And Mystery Of The High Five

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Although the high five is a common celebratory tool for practically everything, its origins remained cloaked in controversy.

At least three people have laid their hands on the claim of high five creator: Former college basketball player Lamont Sleets, former Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke (who popularized it on the streets of San Francisco) and University of Louisville basketball players Wiley Brown and Derek Smith.

Read the whole story at ESPN.go.com

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