The high five has been a part of sports since time immemorial. It is the primary form of congratulation during a sporting event, right ahead of the traditional sports butt slap. So you might think there wouldn’t be anything particularly interesting about high fives. They happen about 15 times a game in most leagues, and 15 times a minute in the NBA. (“Hey, nice free throw buddy.”) But you know what? Players surprise us. Every once in a while they find a way to make the high five interesting—either by adding a unique, personal touch, or by completely blowing it. And these moments are definitely worthy of being immortalized in animated GIF form. So check out the 20 high five GIFs that follow. You won’t be disappointed.
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