Thanks to the wonders of social media and Photoshop, the crying Michael Jordan face is now ubiquitous in sports. If you are somehow not familiar with the Crying Jordan meme itself or its background, here is a quick explainer.
For the rest of us, we knew heading in that Monday night’s championship game had all-time Crying Jordan potential. Not only was Jordan’s alma mater playing in the biggest college basketball game of the year, but the man himself would be in attendance. When the Tar Heels actually lost in heartbreaking fashion to Villanova at the buzzer, the perfect storm had materialized.
Will always remember this being the date the Crying Jordan both peaked and jumped the shark in the same night.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) April 5, 2016
Twitter did not disappoint, and if you were scrolling through your feed Monday night, the Photoshops were impossible to miss. For your convenience, we compiled the 10 best Crying Jordan faces from Monday night and Tuesday morning here in one place.
Honorable Mention: Not quite the proper execution here, but still major points for creativity.
— Sweat Pantsalytics (@SneezeInThrees) April 5, 2016
AND HERE IT IS @HumbleTeej …prayers get answered errday b pic.twitter.com/U0DrRckOV2
— aNigerianNightmare (@SirToonday) April 5, 2016
— Chillin in my Bacta (@AminESPN) April 5, 2016
— Ksuave (@KsmooththeDJ) April 5, 2016
Y'all can't be serious pic.twitter.com/bjUjhmgA57
— Marcus (@delstateking) April 5, 2016
— Bennett Ford (@bennettoford) April 5, 2016
okay this deserves an award. pic.twitter.com/v1HLe40wV9
— trey (@treyzingis) April 5, 2016
— Doug McDermott (@dougmcdermott) April 5, 2016
— Live Tweeting (@BlavityLive) April 5, 2016
1. It seems only fitting that on the meme’s biggest night, Crying Jordan might finally have reached its peak, courtesy of Deadspin’s Timothy Burke.
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 5, 2016
We are truly living in humanity’s golden age. But don’t get too emotional about it. That is, unless you’re going to post a Crying Jordan picture to show how you’re feeling.