#LeBroning is the LeBron-mocking craze that's sweeping America
Posted on June 6, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Friday, Jun 6 at 8:58 AM
Even for the Internet, the mocking of LeBron James after his Game 1 cramping was pretty rough. The instant ABC showed the Miami Heat superstar being carried off the court in Thursday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, you knew Twitter, Facebook and Instagram users were sharpening their virtual knives for 68 hours of mockery prior to Sunday’s Game 2. They didn’t disappoint.
#LeBroning is simple: Get two friends. Have them hoist you up in the air. Wince like you’re listening to chalkboard scratching while watching the final scene from last week’s Game of Thrones. Voila! You’re now part of the hottest trend in social media.
Though #LeBroning seems straightforward, there are subtle things you can do to enrich the experience.
You should avoid drinking fluids during the worst of your wincing, because why would fluids help dehydration?
Have people give you way too much flak for having a normal, crippling, physiological reaction to heat that can’t be toughed out, no matter who you are.
On the other side, have some folks get far too defensive about said physiological reaction, as if there weren’t nine other starters who had to deal with the same conditions.
Then, after #LeBroning, be sure to stay out of sight so you don’t have to answer questions in front of cameras.
Prior to Thursday night, #LeBroning used to mean wildly flopping after minor contact. The only constant was that same #LeBroning look.