This Week In GIFs: Shut up and get jammed on

This was a great GIF week if basketball players being humiliated is your thing. Vote, and help us determine the best GIF of the week.

Welcome once again, y'all, to THIS WEEK IN GIFs. This is a nearly all-NBA episode that features tons of dunking, and somehow, even more getting-dunked-on.

Before we get to it, please allow Dan Rubenstein, Matt Ufford, and myself to present our arguments for our favorite GIFs:

Voting will remain open until 11 p.m. Eastern Sunday. Enjoy!

LARRY SANDERS

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(Via @Wiz_Spurtin)

There have been 32 players named Larry in NBA history. Larry Sanders is the only one active. He is responsible for issuing thumbs-up gestures on behalf of all Larri.

RICKY RUBIO

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Ricky Rubio : basketball :: sing-along : bouncing ball.

ROLL TIDE

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(Via @MattScalici)

All y'all who have been around for a while know that I'm quite serious with my GIF inclusion process. Rule No. 1: no manipulation, even if it makes it funnier. I instituted this rule because I believe doctoring a GIF compromises its innate beauty, like gluing rhinestones to a daffodil.

I've decided to grant an exemption to this GIF because it's just so important. This was filmed after police in Miramar Beach busted up a party and put some college kids in cuffs. In recent years, "Roll Tide" has evolved into a catch-all invocation of mirth. You really ought to be in a baron hat or camo baseball cap when you use it, though. They are the bicycle helmets of tomfoolery.

STEVE BLAKE

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(Via Bill Hanstock's Week in Worst)

A drive to the net against taller people that ends in a desperate mid-air pass to nobody? Yep, this presents the strongest evidence yet that 11-year-old me fell through the fabric of time and became 2013 Steve Blake. There is lots of other evidence though.

MATT BARNES

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(Via Bill Hanstock's Week in Worst)

During baseball's offseason, the equipment used to calculate home run distances should be repurposed to document the trajectory of airballs. Because man, I don't know if I've seen a conventional shot (read: non-halfcourt, standing jumper) miss as badly as this one. To be fair, shooting into the wind is -- no? Oh.

DEANDRE JORDAN/BRANDON KNIGHT

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LEBRON JAMES/ROY HIBBERT

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This dunk wasn't nearly as celebrated as DeAndre Jordan's, for sure, and for good reason. But Roy Hibbert didn't have to fall on his ass to be clowned just as thoroughly. On The Evening Jones, Bomani Jones recently described 2013 LeBron as a puppet master. That's pretty much it. He's playing as well as I've ever seen a basketball player play, and it's like he's just doing it because he feels like it.

But he never wins TWIG votes because everyone's like, "well, yeah."

VOTE!

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