Tko je izmislio pozdrav Daj mi 5!

Jeste se ikad zapitali tko je izmislio one svakodnevne stvari za koje se inače ne pitamo otkuda nam. Stvari kao što je auto, avion, televizor ili internet, nekako sami po sebi nameću pitanja o svojem porijeklu, ali nešto kao pozdrav Daj mi 5! ili High 5! uzimamo zdravo za gotovo. E pa danas je drugačiji dan:)

Lamont Sleets– danas srednjovječni čovjek koji živi u gradiću Eminence u SAD-u, u srednjoj školi igrao je košarku za Sveučilište Murray između 1979 i 1984, te je izmislio jedan od najraširenijih, ekstatičnih gesta u sportu – pozdrav High 5!

Godine 2007. jedna grupa entuzijasta htjela je da treći četvrtak u travnju bude Nacionalni Daj mi 5 dan (National High Five Day). Kontaktirali su Sleetsa, ali on nije htio imati ikakve veze s tim jer je, kako je objasnio, njegov otac  Lamont Sleets Sr., služio u Vijetnamu u 1oj bojnoj, 5oj pješadijske. Jedinica se zvala Pet.

The men of The Five often gathered at the Sleets home when Lamont Jr. was a toddler. They’d blow through the front door doing their signature greeting: arm straight up, five fingers spread, grunting “Five.” Lamont Jr. loved to jump up and slap his tiny palms against their larger ones. “Hi, Five!” he’d yell, unable to keep all their names straight. Years later, Sleets started high-fiving his Murray State teammates, and when the Racers played away games, other teams followed. In short, Lamont Sleets was both the inventor of the high five and its Johnny Appleseed.

 

 

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