Everyone Is “Falling” For The Latest Internet Meme, #LeBroning
By Carlos Delgado
Sorry Lakers/Kobe fans, but LeBron James is currently the best player in the NBA, and has been for several years. The 2-time NBA (and current) champion and 4 time league MVP is “King” of the world–pun intended–and does’t show any sign of slowing down.
And while both players will be known as two of the greatest of all time, there’s one thing, one tiny little blemish, that LeBron will be also be remembered for that will never apply to Kobe: LeBron is a flopper.
What is a flopper, you ask? According to NBA.com, flopping is “any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player. The primary factor in determining whether a player committed a flop is whether his physical reaction to contact with another player is inconsistent with what would reasonably be expected given the force or direction of the contact.”
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Unfortunately, LeBron has a reputation as being a flopper. So bad are his antics, in fact, that a new internet meme has emerged, and it’s called #LeBroning.
The premise is simple. Someone will be strolling along normally until, at the slightest touch, they will be sent crashing to the floor. It’s all captured on video, of course, for the world to see. Check the vine below for some fine examples of LeBroning. It’s pretty epic. And funny. Check out BleacherReport.com for more videos of #Lebroning.