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Crying Jordan: Michael Jordan Meme Ignites Internet

Memes of famed basketball player ignite internet

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    NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan reacts during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Monday's historic game-winning shot by Villanova's Kris Jenkins in the final seconds of the NCAA National Championship game isn't the only thing people are talking about.

    Moments after the University of North Carolina Tar Heels lost to the Wildcats, 77-74, on Jenkins' clutch three-pointer, the internet began buzzing with "Crying Jordan" memes.

    Michael Jordan, who played at UNC, was at the championship game to support his alma mater. But the team's loss prompted Twitter users to repurpose a photo of him crying.

    The photo, from Jordan's emotional acceptance speech during his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, appeared in photos and videos for a comedic take on the UNC loss.