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Michael Jordan Is Surprisingly Cool with the Crying Jordan Meme
You would think that a guy referred to as “the ultimate competitor” almost every time his name is mentioned would be pretty pissed that a photo of him crying in earnest was making its way around the internet in countless (mostly unfunny) memes.
You’d be wrong. TMZ caught up with the legend himself, Michael Jordan, and asked him about his feelings towards the Crying Jordan meme. He said he was fine with it. More specifically, he said, “Everyone seems to be having fun with the meme.”
His rep took a more agent-y approach to the phenomenon, saying, “We haven’t seen anyone using it to promote their commercial interests, which is something that we’re monitoring.”
I guess we shouldn’t be totally surprised that his camp is putting commercial interests ahead of his image, because realistically, that’s the only way they’ll have control over its use.
Maybe he’ll put it on a Nike shirt some day, and really own it.