Skip to content

“LeBroning” — flopping on random, unsuspecting people — is going viral

Jan 14, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

That’s “LeBroning.”

Mocking the flopping skills of LeBron James — and he’s skilled at the art, no doubt — by just getting brushed by people in the hall or at the mall or wherever then falling to the ground looks like it’s going viral. You can see it on Huffington Post, which is pretty much the defining moment when a meme become a thing. NBC Sports Network’s Sports Dash did a piece on it. (Hat tip to Sportando, where I saw it first.)

Here are a couple other vines of LeBroning, but if you just do a quick twitter search you can find more. Personally, I suggest trying this on a busy New York City sidewalk around 5:30 p.m. this afternoon, see how it goes.

Here is a flop from the Master and namesake of the trend, just for fun.

Latest Posts
  1. Report: Dante Exum diagnosed with torn ACL

    Aug 4, 2015, 9:56 PM EDT

    Dante Exum Dante Exum

    Exum suffered the injury in an exhibition game in Slovenia.

  2. Report: Concern Dante Exum tore his ACL

    Aug 4, 2015, 8:01 PM EDT

    Dante Exum Dante Exum

    That would derail a lot of the Jazz’s positive momentum

  3. Report: Magic sign Melvin Ejim to partially guaranteed contract

    Aug 4, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Melvin Ejim, Rafael Hettsheimeir, Vitor Benite AP

    Will former Iowa State star make Orlando’s team?

  4. Kobe Bryant says he’s not sure if he retires at end of season

    Aug 4, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant

    Kobe doesn’t know how he’ll feel next summer. You can’t blame him for that.

  5. Report: Knicks reach deal with backup center Kevin Seraphin

    Aug 4, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Charlotte Hornets Getty Images

    He will battle Kyle O’Quinn to backup Robin Lopez.

  6. Corey Brewer excited to reunite with Ty Lawson, spark Houston

    Aug 4, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Getty Images

    Lawson and Brewer put up impressive offensive numbers together in Denver.

  7. Raptors officially unveil new uniforms, yes there is a Drake-inspired one

    Aug 4, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    alternate2-details

    I’m no fashion critic, but they’re not bad.

  8. Andrea Bargnani says he would have played “for free” to prove himself with Nets

    Aug 4, 2015, 9:14 AM EDT

    Andrea Bargnani AP

    Somehow I bet he still cashes his paychecks rather than actually playing for free.

Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Bryant (1651)
  2. J. Thompson (1642)
  3. S. Vujacic (1523)
  4. L. James (1453)
  5. M. Scott (1431)
  1. J. Smith (1330)
  2. P. George (1260)
  3. J. Noah (1238)
  4. D. Lee (1209)
  5. K. Durant (1153)