On Saturday night, before my bros and I hit the town, we watched Game 6 of the 1996 NBA Finals and Game 1 of the 1992 Finals. It was during that second game that we saw the best pregame introduction move of all-time.

You can see it here, on the left of the high five lines, but you have to pay close attention. Every time one of the Bulls’ starters runs out, reserve big man Cliff Levingston does a super smooth Michael Jackson-styled full spin that’s perfectly timed to end with a high five to his teammate. It’s kind of hard to see at first — check out the 1:00 mark to get a great example — but once you catch it, it’ll change your life.

Next thing you know, you’ll be spinning around and high-fiving your buddies every time you leave the room. You’ll be doing the Levingston while you’re waiting for your tacos. It’s a game-changer, and I can’t believe it took me almost 20 years of watching this specific game to catch it. Better late than never.

Comments (12)

  1. Okay, that is sweet, but it’s hard to appreciate after the bitter taste left in my mouth remembering all those lame bandwagon Bulls fans of that period.

  2. Fair enough. But I think we can all agree that Cliff Levingston is awesome

  3. …and you were watching it on Deutsches Sport-Fernsehen? how very hipster dirk of you!

  4. Stifled laughter in my cubicle at work. Excellent work Trey. And Cliff.

  5. And a spin based high five to you Trey.

    Is it weird to say I was always a fan of John Paxson? No?

    Ok, if not, Rodman was probably my favourite Bulls player to watch since he joined in 95′.
    And always had a certain penchant to Longley, cause I’m Australian.

    Jordan I didn’t even consider as playing for a team, he was that good.
    He played for the benefit of basketball. Although I was like 10.

  6. Love it, spinning Hi 5′s all day

  7. Sorry, but you can’t spin around and high five your buddies every time you leave the room. They have to leave the room. That’s the beauty of it — teamwork.

  8. I wish he also did it when he subbed in.

  9. Smoothest moves I have ever seen

  10. Pretty sure that was Stacy King, not Levingston. Just a quick gut feeling based on haircut and level of pigmentation.

  11. OK, I was only watching the right side of the screen. Both backup PF/Cs are doing the same spin and five. Why only the love for Cliff? I felt Stacy was equally smooth.

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