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A New Challenger To The Best Sports GIF of All Time Throne Was Born Today

By: Alex Marcheschi

Something magical happened on the night of Derek Jeter’s last game. I witnessed something beautiful, mine eyes had seen the glory. The greatest sports GIF of all time was born. For those who haven’t clued in, I’m speaking of the legendary “RE2PECT” child, who is reportedly Jeter’s nephew:

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The GIF is amazing for a few reasons, and I will run through them below:

  1. Does that GIF prove that a tip of the cap is inherently known as a gesture of respect? Either someone had to sit down and teach that kid that you tip your cap when you want to show respect, or we are all born with the idea that tipping your cap shows respect intertwined in our DNA.
  2. Is the kid aware that the cap he is tipping to show respect literally says “RE2PECT” on it? Truly awe-inspiring that he tipped a cap that says “RE2PECT” in order to show respect to Jeter.
  3. He tips a cap that says “RE2PECT” to honor Derek Jeter’s last game, while wearing Jordan gear and the “2” on the hat was specifically designed to honor Jeter. This was an act of God, there’s no such thing as a coincidence of this magnitude.

I truly thought I would go to my death bed maintaining that the “RE2PECT” kid was the best sports GIF my eyes ever had the pleasure of viewing, but after today I’m not so sure. This young savage from Milwaukee has challenged the throne:

That kick was so swift and so perfectly placed right to the inflatable Raptors’ jugular. The Raptor even jolts up into the air like a Looney Tunes character and falls to the ground right on its back. Is it more perfect than the “RE2PECT” kid? That, my friends, is what I’m hoping to decipher, but it will take at least a few weeks of meditation for me to decide.

I think she actually has a chance to dethrone my boi from Jeter’s last game simply because of that nasty spin move and cram at the end. Such a plot twist that she decides to reverse the 360, and she dunks it so casually as if to say “light work.” Helluva an effort by her, congratulations to her parents. I’ll be back in a few weeks to let you guys know what I have decided.

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