Isaiah Thomas’s Crying Jordan May Be The GOAT
Unlike most memes, the Crying Jordan phenomenon seems to enjoy an aura of invincibility. The great ones come and go. Remember "Blurry Mr. Krabs"? What about "_______ is Too Damn High"? Heck, even the "Obama and Biden" memes have already given way to the "Evil Kermit In A Hood" offerings.
Crying Jordan, however, has stood the test of time, having stuck around for a few years at this point, and as long as there are heartbreaking losses in sports...or, heck, losses anywhere...there will be someone with a Photoshop app and a cutout of the famous sad face ready to do the His Crying Airness's bidding.
Thanks to, ironically, one of Jordan's biggest rivals who may have given us the Crying Jordan to end all Crying Jordans.
Isiah Thomas, whose slowly losing control over that name thanks to current Boston Celtic and the similarly spelt All-Star Isaiah Thomas, was in attendance to watch his alma mater, the Indiana Hoosiers, take on Jordan's former school, the North Carolina Tar Heels in a highly anticipated nationally televised show down. Playing in front of the home crowd, IU, ranked 13th in nation, jumped out to a dozen point lead at halftime, and eventually topped last year's national runners-up by a 76-67 final.
Needless to say, Thomas, who hasn't really gotten to celebrate very many basketball wins in recent years, be it with his tumultuous time with the New York Knick or ill-fated coaching stunt at Florida International, was in a jovial mood, and need no form of the Internet to bring us this legendary troll job.
Man, look at that. That very well be the widest Thomas has smiled in years.
It's no shock too, considering the strained relationship Thomas and Jordan have had. The two repeatedly clashed in late 80's and early 90's, and rumors have circulated that it was Jordan who kept Thomas off the famous Dream Team.
Jordan did not reply to the supposed jab, but can take solace in the fact that his Tar Heels have not fallen to IPFW this season.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490