Sometimes the best action takes place just away from the court.
This goes out to all of the athletes who managed to infuse vitality into the game from one of the more unlikely of places.
While the rest of us are fixated on the game, they are pulling off some hilarious antics from the sidelines. Of course, this isn't relegated to just the NBA or bench-warming superstars like Robert Sacre—a player who should head into the Hall of Fame based on his reactions alone.
As you will see, we spotted some bench theatrics from a healthy swath of sports. Of course, we haven't featured every last instance of athletes going nuts off the court, pitch or field, so remedy that egregious error in the comments section below.
We love to see hilarious handshakes, delightful dances and dugout headbutts, so keep them coming.
From the poignant to the absurd, here are some of the more memorable moments when the bench went wild.