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.
In fairness to these guys, Auburn fans didn't have much to cheer about this year, having gone 0-8 in the SEC. They were probably just a bit rusty.
20. Auburn Fail
You're a Kentucky football fan, so you go ahead and have 6 beers assuming you won't be needing your motor skills for celebration. Then all of a sudder, you team actually scores...and this happenes.
19. Kentucky Fail
Which odds are better: this happening, or you winning the PowerBall drawing?
18. Accidental High Five
He's a monster on the boards, but don't ask Bosh to high five with his left hand. He is definitely not an ambi-fiver.
17. Bosh Fail
With this epic high five fail courtesy of Formula 1 execs we begin the "rich white dudes being super lame" portion of today's list.
16. F-1 Fail
What? Nobody wants to give Patriots owner Bob Kraft a high five? Whatever happened to yes-men and suck-ups?
15. Bob Kraft left hangin
Hey George, I know you were, like, busy fighting the War on Terror™ for the last decade or so, but that's not really how high fives work. You're just supposed to slap, not grab and shake.
But you'll get it next time buddy.
Here's our last high five GIF featuring lame white guys. And it's a classic.
13. Golf Fail
Speaking of classics, how about this one of Kevin Love getting no love from his T-Wolves teammate? If there are high fives more awkward than this, I haven't seen them.
12. Kevin Love left hangin
"Come on guys, I swear, it wasn't me who ratted on Coach Paterno."
11. Nittany Lion left hangin
Poor C-Booz. He goes up for the backhanded high five and gets nothing but air.
10. Boozer left hangin
Apparently Mark Reynolds really had to take a leak and just did not have time to stop and give his manager some love. Buck makes the lemonade out of those lemons though, doesn't he?
9. Buck Showalter left hangin
Hey, there's sports on in the background, so this one counts. Besides, are you going to turn down a chance to use a GIF of Mila Kunis in her underwear?
8. Friends with Benefits Chest Bump
Was is just a matter of reflex and habit, or was Erik Cole planning this one for a while?
7. Erik Cole shows love for the ref
This has to be one fo the all-time great high fives in the history of sports, no? When the refs make the touchdown signal, they're just begging for it.
6. Vincent Jackson shows love for the ref
This guy was like, "come on ref, it looked so cool with that guy on the Chargers did it."
5. Love not returned
The Milwaukee Bucks' Andrew Bogut didn't let the fact that no teammates were around to congratulate him for sinking a free throw stop him from partaking in the time-honored basketball tradition.
4. High Fives to Nowhere
Here was have James Harden pulling a Bogut. Gotta love it.
3. More High Fives to Nowhere
Is this the weirdest high five/secret handshake in the history of sports?
Well, unless you can prove otherwise, I say yes, it is.