When the air conditioning went out in San Antonio during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, AT&T Center officials tried to remedy the situation by resetting its power. Twitter called on an unlikely superhero to try and fix the problem.
Enter Pacers point guard Lance Stephenson.
Best one ive seen so far ... caption was "Spurs air conditioning for the night" pic.twitter.com/qmObSXqt3f
— Tony Montana™ (@TheOgDmoney23) June 6, 2014
— Andrew Luck's Head (@AndrewLucksHead) June 6, 2014
Stephenson became an Internet sensation during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals when he blew into LeBron James' ear. While James dismissed the actions of Stephenson after the game, the image and creative variations of it exploded on social media.
The original Stephenson-LeBron incident happened just eight days ago. Can this meme make the transition from viral to classic?
Classic memes not only had the instant viral success like this, but changed the way Internet humor was portrayed. For sports memes, one of the classic memes is Bad Luck Brian.
This shows a high school boy posing for a yearbook photo, which perfectly showcases bad decisions. Before Bad Luck Brian, there were FAIL memes and Demotivational Posters, which shaped contemporary online humor.