At this point, you’ve seen hundreds of pictures of Michael Jordan’s crying face circling the Internet.
It’s been applied to everything like losing Powerball tickets:
— Byron Young (@ByronYoung24) January 14, 2016
Steph Curry’s adorable daughter, Riley Curry
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after he lost the Super Bowl
It’s everywhere. But HOW did this start? According to ESPN, the picture of Michael Jordan crying was captured by an AP photographer at his 2011 Hall of Fame induction. Since it was taken by an AP photographer, apparently it can get theoretically get you sued.
But since all of the nerds on the Internet are photoshopping Michael Jordan’s face over everything under the sun, it’s unlikely to get you sued. So it’s probably not going to be leaving us anytime soon. Sigh.