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WATCH: Jabari Parker Gets Denied Handshake By Referee [VIDEO]


Referee Denies Jabari Parker A Handshake

The beginning of Jabari Parker’s NBA career has been fairly disappointing, with the rookie averaging just 11.7 points and 5.9 rebounds a game for a Milwaukee Bucks team that is hanging around the .500 mark. While it would appear Parker is struggling, at least he’s keeping his sense of humor about things–including this incident with a referee on Wednesday night…

Parker should be given a lot of credit for having the foresight to decide to shake his own hand after the referee blew him off. It should have been expected that the official wasn’t going to shake Parker’s hand but at least he gave it a go to see what would happen. It didn’t work obviously and Parker moved on to using his own hand again to finish the shake.

There will be other times for Parker to be shaking hands with officials. Maybe he should try doing that before games. You know, instead of during the middle of a game. Halftime would also work as a solid option. Parker learned a valuable lesson on Wednesday in that referees aren’t big fans of playfully shaking hands during a professional basketball game.

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