Move over, “Tebowing.” There’s a new sports-inspired social-media craze sweeping schools these days.
Recently, a number of Vine videos have been popping up with the hashtag #LeBroning, in honor of the NBA’s LeBron James. On occasion, when another player makes contact with the Miami Heat superstar, he goes flying across the court as if shot out of a cannon, as evidenced below:
Students, inspired by James’ egregious flops, have begun emulating the NBA star at school.
A Vine user by the name of Ronnie appears to have started the trend months ago:
In the past few weeks, others appear to have caught on. A brief sampling:
Remember, two high school student-athletes in New York earned one-day suspensions for “Tebowing” back in Dec. 2011. It seems like only a matter of time before disciplinary stories regarding “LeBroning” start flowing in, too.
Isn’t social media the greatest?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.