Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/7/12
Over the weekend, two animated GIFs took the sports web by storm because, well, they are hilarious. Tim Duncan and Buck Showalter, two men who have experienced significant success in their respective sports, would seem unlikely candidates to be left hanging when offering their hand out for a high or low five. Duncan is a surefire, fire-ballot Hall of Famer. Showalter helped build the Yankees and Diamondbacks into World Series-ready franchises. And yet both men recently had to deal with ignominy of being left hanging by their teammates/players. So the question is: who played it off better? First, let’s look at Tim Duncan: Duncan reacts with genuine emotion. He gets passed up by two teammates, even thrusting his hand forward for an unrequited high five to the second one. Then he leaves his hand hanging in mid-air for a moment before plaintively closing his unslapped hand into a melancholy fist and dropping his head in either sadness, shame, or both. A legend like Tim Duncan should never
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