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Best NBA GIF: Mourning's bemused acceptance or Kobe Bryant's five rings?

The NBA is known for its on-court entertainment, but it's the fan experience where the game really shines—and nothing gives fans more ammo for their troll games than NBA GIFs. The Ringer already celebrated NBA's Internet superiority with a meme bracket, but at the Tylt, we want to know which NBA GIF is your favorite! In this matchup, we have Alonzo Mourning's bemused acceptance in the face of defeat and Kobe Bryant's five-ring retort. Which GIF is better? 🏀

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Best NBA GIF: Mourning's bemused acceptance or Kobe Bryant's five rings?
#NoddingMourning
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Best NBA GIF: Mourning's bemused acceptance or Kobe Bryant's five rings?
#NoddingMourning
#FiveRingsKobe

The NBA has been the king of social media, embracing platforms and allowing its users access to hours of content. Naturally, the geniuses of the Internet ran with it, creating reaction GIFs that have become some of the most often used images on the web. Many were considered, but only eight made it to the ultimate bracket to determine the best of them all. Which NBA GIF rules them all?

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#NoddingMourning

Seeing the silver lining is the key to overcoming a bad situation. Nothing encapsulates when that realization is made more than Alonzo Mourning's light bulb moment on the bench during a blowout loss on championship ring night. 

Yeah, they were down by 30 points, but at least they got their rings. That's a mentality more of us need to adapt.

#FiveRingsKobe

NBA players have to deal with a lot of hecklers, especially when they're on the bench. But accessibility goes both ways. Players can fire back too if they want.

Nothing is more defiant or dismissive than letting an opposing fan know what he's accomplished. For the unfortunate fan who heckled Bryant, that meant four more rings than his beloved team. When you come at the king, you better not miss.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Best NBA GIF: Mourning's bemused acceptance or Kobe Bryant's five rings?
#NoddingMourning
A festive crown for the winner
#FiveRingsKobe