16 Of The Best Crying Jordan Memes You Have To See Right Now

I think we can all agree that, no matter how you feel about the current state of the world as we know it–with everything from Snapchat accidentally endorsing blackface to the fact that the Zodiac Killer is one of the frontrunners to become the next president of the United States–we are at least blessed to be living in the era of particularly good memes. In 2016 alone, we have been blessed with “don’t talk to me or my son ever again.” Instagram vs. Snapchat. Snek. Who is she. You know what else is a very, very dank meme? Crying Jordan. 

You’ve definitely seen this one. It’s been around for a while and, unlike some memes, which seemingly materialized out of thin air (ahem, Mr. Krabs), Crying Jordan has a detailed, intricate backstory. In 2009, Michael Jordan (you know, the basketball player?) was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and, during his acceptance speech, he got a little choked up. His weepy moment was captured and, as is the way with the Internet, it became an image for everyone to use for their own purposes, usually photoshopped over someone else when they’re feeling sad and/or have seriously messed up. The meme has randomly resurfaced over the years, but it seems to have really hit its stride over the past month or so–the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece about it, and a new Instagram art project called “Crying Kicks” (which feature a cross-stitch of Jordan crying on the tongue of an actual pair of Jordans) has been gaining traction on the Internet, too. When those two things happen concurrently, you just know a meme is here to stay. Anyway, check out the best Crying Jordan memes right here:

1. When you get taken off the $20 bill:


2. When you have to drop out of college:


3. When your barber messes up your haircut:


4. When your alma mater loses the title game:


5. When you just know you’re getting memed:


6. When you’re Steph Curry and your team loses the Super Bowl:


7. When your retail value drops dramatically:



8. When you become the crying piccolo girl:


9. When you’re performing but you really just want to weep:


10. When you’re lurking and don’t like what you see:


11. When you lose the Iowa Caucus:


12. When you lose the Powerball:


13. When you’re a raptor:


14. When you become a bald spot:


15. When you’re Meek Mill and get curved by Nicki Minaj:


16. When you become the freshest pair of kicks the web has ever seen:

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What do you think of Crying Jordan? Which of these posts was your fave? Let us know in the comments!

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