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Why do athletes make the shape of a triangle with their hands and hold it over their heads? What does it mean? And why is it only, for the most part, African-American athletes who do it?

Asked by baboxer (3 points ) April 7th, 2008

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rking1487's avatar

It’s a sign for The Roc a company that Jay-Z created and then sold but many players still do it like Lebron James.

bulbatron9's avatar

They are just copying the wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, he’s been doing that since Jay-Z was still in the womb!

GD_Kimble's avatar

No on both. It’s a symbol of Kappa Alpha Psi, one of the largest black fraternities in the country. Many black athletes join it college. One of its main symbols is a kappa in a diamond.

bulbatron9's avatar

@GD I was just poking fun at the Jay-Z reference! Sorry, I was being a bit supercilious!

GD_Kimble's avatar

Yeah. I should’ve caught that….. the perils of chatting on the phone, watching the NCAA finals, and fluthering at the same time.

rking1487's avatar

What a game

bigwei's avatar

All three answers can be right. Lebron didn’t go to college.

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