“Tebowing”… soooo 2011. “Griffining”… soooo 2012. 2014 is the year of “LeBroning.” It’s what all the crazy kids are doing on Vine nowadays. LeBron James, aka the face and identity of the NBA is known to exaggerate his body in order to get a foul called, otherwise known as “flopping.”
Flopping- The art of de-masculating yourself and contorting your body in such ways to gain attention of the referee in the hopes of getting a foul called against your opponent.
Teenagers and pathetic adults have taken to the popular social media platform, Vine, to post their own renditions of “LeBroning.” Forgive the piss-poor YouTube clip, but you should get the picture. If the YouTube post doesn’t do the art of “LeBroning” any justice search Twitter or Vine under the hashtag #LeBroning and you’ll get it.
Michael Jordan recently participated in a game of beer pong and was taken to school by a couple regular bros. You can’t hold it against MJ for not being the pro you expected, but you should probably expect him to be better than you at anything else in life. Pretty cool for MJ to stop in with a couple rando’s at the Ritz Carleton in Miami and have a little fun.
Rookie pitcher Gerrit Cole has notched a pretty solid year thus far for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cole is 5-4 on the year and added one more accomplishment to his young career. An eaten booger. Cole was caught in the dugout on Sunday in between innings digging for gold and munching down on his prized find. Gross. Probably the last thing anybody wants to be caught on camera doing. Surely he’s catching hell this morning by his teammates, and understandably so.
Rocking an authoritative mustache, comedian Will Ferrell reported for duty as a security guard at a recent Lakers game. He even saw some action and forcefully removed former Laker great, Shaquille O’neal.
If the circumstances of Ron Artest’s acting debut couldn’t be any more strange than he is, we’d be lying to you. Artest, or Metta World Peace, whatever his name is, stars alongside former 90210 star, Jennie Garth in a Lifetime movie written by resident CNN psychopath, Nancy Grace called The Eleventh Victim. Artest plays a detective named Garlin Fincher. Notice the warmth and compassion that Artest displays at the end of this clip. The hug he shares with Garth just has Emmy award written all over it. You can’t make this stuff up folks
The unlikely Oakland A’s finished off a their final regular season series by sweeping the far more talented Texas Rangers. In the process they managed to snag the AL West title, for the first time since 2006. Meanwhile, while the players were out on the field celebrating, there was a special little fan out there cheering his heart out for his beloved Oakland Athletics. The creepy part, the dude is pushing 60-years old and takes his celebrating to a whole new, kind of pathetic level. You have to appreciate the enthusiasm, but this is a wee bit too much.
Roger Clemens has signed a one-game contract with the Independent League’s Sugar Land Skeeters. The question however is, how much gas is in the tank for the 50-year-old Hall of Fame candidate?
In what Clemens is already calling a start based purely for the fans, you have to wonder if he’s setting it up for that in case he gets embarrassed on the mound. Clemens is arguably one of the games best pitchers to ever play. But why now? Why come back at 50- years old? There’s nothing left to prove. With 354 career wins, Clemens is eligible for the Hall of Fame next year. With the steroid allegations and recently escaped perjury charges, it’s yet to be determined if he’ll actually receive the votes to be inducted.
It will be interesting to see what “The Rocket” still has left when he takes the mound this Saturday. Based on this video, he doesn’t look all that rusty.