Michael Jordan isn’t someone most people would feel comfortable making fun of. Any opponent who took even a perceived shot at Jordan would almost always suffer his wrath on the court.
However, over the last year or so, Jordan has become the source of an internet meme that is running wild. A picture of the Bulls legend crying is placed over the face of a losing or struggling athlete.
When asked about the meme, the uber-competitive Jordan gave a surprising answer. A Jordan representative told TMZ that the former NBA star turned team owner is actually OK with the meme.
“Everyone seems to be having fun with the meme.”
But don’t take this as a free opportunity to start plastering Jordan’s face on everything. Both TMZ and the Wall Street Journal were told by people representing Jordan that they are watching to see if someone uses the meme as a form of advertising. But, at this time, there are no plans for legal action.
Jordan famously went after the grocery store chain Dominick’s for using his name without authorization. Jordan won an $8.9 million settlement and the chain has since gone out of business.