In the world of internet lore, a meme is something that becomes a part of the public consciousness when used over and over again.
Most recently, the UC Davis pepper spraying cop acheived meme notoriety by being Photoshopped into various historically-relevant, and famous works of art.
In the sports world, things are a little less highbrow.
Last Sunday, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson chose to mock the ill-fated club night out of New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress which ended with a self-inflicted gunshot. This “celebration” earned Johnson a nice $10K fine from the NFL league office.
In last night’s much-anticipated flag football battle between teams led by LeBron James and Kevin Durant, James scored a breakaway touchdown and replicated Johnson’s dance.
Was LeBron making fun of Johnson making fun of Plax? Was LeBron making fun of Plax himself?
Is this a meme?
My head hurts.