Kosta Koufos, left, and DeMarcus Cousisn, right, will not be denied. Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun? Or does it get completed, later, digitally, on Twitter?
Sacramento Kings teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Kosta Koufos took the latter route to hilarious effect, after a Vine of their failed mid-game handshake got passed around the basketball Internet.
See also: Kristaps Porzingis: The hero Knicks fans need, but not the one they deserve Here's the fail in question. But it's not a total loss — watch how smoothly Koufos changes course with the trusty ol' single-clap-and-finger-point after Cousins leaves him hanging in Wednesday night's win over the Detroit Pistons.
Hell of a rebound. One gets the feeling Koufos has been snubbed a time or two before. But fear not, dear reader — this story has a positive ending.
Cousins circled back later that night to dap Koufos up digitally, complete with a highfive hashtag: kostakoufos my bad bro for leaving u hanging highfive — DeMarcus Cousins boogiecousins November 12, To which Koufos replied: — Kosta Koufos kostakoufos November 12, And they all lived happily ever after.
There's hope for humanity yet. Sports Fails 1. Golf Cart Fail This runaway vehicle wreaked minor on-field havoc following a high school football championship in Texas last December. But a heroic bystander hopped aboard and put on the brakes.
No casualties occurred, and the clip immediately became Internet legend. Penalty Kick Fail Watch out for the ricochet, goalie! This kid gets it in the right in the chops. Mascot on Rollerblades Fail What happens when you put an inflatable dinosaur on rollerblades and ask it to skate down a flight of stairs?
Amazingness, that's what.
Flopping Fail In sports, to "flop" is to exaggerate the force of contact in hopes of drawing a favorable call from officials. But you've got to time it much, much better than this guy does.
Hockey Celebration Fail Apparently, if you hug a member of the opposite team after scoring a goal in hockey, you will get punched in the face.
Innocent Bystander Fail This kid is just in the wrong place at the wrong time Representing Your School Fail College football mascots are supposed to represent their schools in a fun, positive light — which doesn't typically include picking fights. Here, the University of Oregon's duck slams the University of Houston's cougar.
Bonus points for the sick elbow drop, though. Weightlifting Fail Not saying we could successfully lift pounds above our heads, but dang, that looks painful. German weightlifter Matthias Steiner dropped this massive barbell on his neck during the London Olympics this summer, but escaped serious injury.
Trampoline Dunk Fail Sometimes, when you fail, you actually win. File under: Never, Ever Gets Old.
Only problem? His team still had the ball. Judgment Fail But that wasn't McGee's only legendary moment. Here, he shows why it's not a good idea to try dunking from the free throw line mid-game.
Olympic Promo Fail For some reason, London's Olympic promotions this summer involved hanging Mayor Boris Johnson on a zipline while waving a pair of tiny flags. Then he got stuck halfway through and it was pretty much the best, funniest, awkwardest thing that could have happened.
This edited video provides the before, during and after rundown. Slam Dunk Fail See? White guys can jump? It's just the landing that's the hard part.
High Dive Fail The announcer here sums it up perfectly. She calls this attempt from the Olympics "an absolute failed dive. Piggyback Ride Fail What begins as an innocent enough piggyback ride atop a fuzzy mascot turns into a pretty epic collision — and YouTube gold.
Long Jump Fail Dude! If you're gonna pump up the crowd like that, you can't just faceplant into the sand. Touchdown Celebration Fail When you think about it, is there any better way to celebrate a touchdown than by pegging an unsuspecting spectator in the face?
Bonus points for originality, at least. Pro Golfer Fail You'd think a professional golfer could put the ball in the hole with less than 16 strokes. Kevin Na — and the rest of the world — found out otherwise on this par-four hole at the Valero Texas Open. Head-First Slide Fail Well, that's one way of doing it Time Management Fail Tie game, clock winding down — it's always better to get one last attempt up than just let the game go into overtime.
A full court desperation heave with a 11 seconds to go is never the way to do it, however. This classic gaffe by the University of Connecticut's Roscoe Smith came during a matchup of top teams in It was full of lingering ill-will for his decision to the leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and snarky schadenfreude over his initial failure to win a championship with the Miami Heat.
So it makes perfect sense that he'd let off some steam by viciously dunking on a tiny kid at summer camp, right? That's what happens at the mark of this video.
Standing on a Basketball Hoop Fail We're not quite sure why this mascot thought standing on top of a basketball rim was a good idea.