Wednesday, 18 June 2014


A recent trend on twitter is the King himself, LeBron James.  During game 1 in a big series, LeBron was forced to leave the court with 4 minutes left in the game to watch his team lose 110-95 to the spurs.  What was his reason to need to leave? #crampsMiami Heat forward LeBron James (6) is helped from the court by guard Mario Chalmers (15), guard Dwyane Wade (3), Erik Spoelstra, front, right, and Rashard Lewis, right rear, during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The stadium played in was super hot due to the air conditioner being broken, so there should be no surprise that one of the hardest working set of legs on the court would be affected.  Leg cramps are a common thing among athletes.  Especially the ones putting in the time and effort like LeBron.  If it was anyone else it probably would not be that big of a deal, but since it was one of the leaders on the court it would not be looked past.  Social media took off in tweets commenting on his weakness of "just having cramps" and comparing him to other great players.  Of course though the tweets did not include the heat conditions, they just focused on questioning the greatness of LeBron.


This Has got to be one of the funniest memes out about LeBron Cramping

Due to social media athletes and famous people now have to deal with a new type of expression by fans.  Not only can fans go and cheer or boo,and send hate or fan mail, but they can also post their views toward this person on social media for all to see, and play off of.  With one person starting the tweets everyone else can see them, especially when they are trending under their name.  Even large name companies like Gatorade got in on the fun tweeting to LeBron it is too bad that he choose to go with another drink because he would not be cramping if he was drinking there stuff.

The hashtag LeBron shows us how fast things can be blown up and start trending on twitter and other social media sites.  LeBron James is an incredible athlete, but because he is viewed so greatly one little slip will not be missed, and with social media it blows up into something way bigger.  No longer is his injury just a small struggle he has to deal with, but they are also causing the questioning of his manly-hood by many.  Social media can take something small and make it huge due to how fast it can spread for everyone to see.  Always be careful what you choose to post on media because if people take interest it could grow to be something way bigger than you expected.    

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