Move over planking. A new craze has set the Internet on fire, with none other than Miami Heat star and Greatest Player On The Planet LeBron James as its unintentional author.
It is called "LeBroning," and it goes like this:
For the uninitiated, it's forgivable to go "WTF!" We mean, somebody bumped somebody with little to no contact, and that somebody fell down with disproportional velocity. What's happening here?
To explain it easier, this GIF and video below pretty much sum up where this whole LeBroning thing come from:
LeBron James, two-time champion and many-time All-Star and MVP, has earned a serious reputation for being one of the most disingenuous floppers in the game. LeBroning is the first great sports meme of 2014, right up there with "Mayweather-ing" (where you say negative things about an opponent that you're afraid to fight), and "Silva-ing" (where you suddenly fall down after pretending to kick something). Sorry, Anderson Silva, don't hunt us down!
LeBron fans predictably won't like it. As for the rest of us? It's another super-silly, hilariously ridiculous Internet phenomenon whose bandwagon we're about to jump in. It's also a funny way of serving justice to those that have been a victim in the NBA of ridiculous, exaggerated flops that no real basketball fan ever really approve of.
Now, because we're not the type that likes getting left behind by stupid online phenomenons, here we have our overthinker's guide on how to perform a "LeBroning."
First, a little more inspiration from the best ones currently circulating online: