The Photographer Behind the Crying Jordan Meme Finally Speaks Up

The story behind the meme that’ll last for eternity.

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The crying Jordan Meme stems back to MJ’s Hall of Fame speech back in 2009, but you’d never think that that small moment in time would end up being social media’s most dominant photo, arguably of all time. In this small documentary of the meme done by 2 Point Lead, the man behind the photo, Stephan Savoia, shares his thoughts on his coverage of Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame speech and how it captures a rare moment of MJ showcasing his vulnerability. Also starring ESPN analyst Jay Williams and DJ Gallo of SportsPickle, the disappearance and powerful resurgence of the meme is discussed along with what moment can possibly replace the Crying Jordan Meme.

Check out the video above to find out more about Stephan Savoia and his thoughts behind the frenzy regarding his photo.

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