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Before becoming a crying meme, Michael Jordan played basketball

You hear people say it all the time: “Live in the present.” Nowhere is the adage more applicable than in the digital world.

A great play happens in sports, and the Twitter feed on your smartphone lights up with millions of instant reactions.

On the flip side, when a team is suffering a tough loss, out comes the universal message—a “Crying Michael Jordan” meme.

Such was the case when the Panthers were drubbing the Seahawks in the NFL Playoffs on Sunday.

In fact, some surmise that a new generation will know MJ more for the crying meme than his six NBA Championships with the Bulls or his billion-dollar sneaker brand.

Still, some live in the past and remember him for the great athlete he was.

Origin of the Michael Jordan crying meme