LeBron James finally embraces 'Le Memes' with Where's LeWaldo post

Joshua Rogers August 23, 2022
LeBron James finally embraces 'Le Memes' with Where's LeWaldo post
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LeBron James finally appeared to embrace the LeMemes with a ‘Where’s LeWaldo?’ post following his appearance at Jamal Crawford’s CrawsOver Pro-Am tournament.

LeBron James entered the league back in 2003, and although fans expected a lot, he’s largely surpassed expectations.

Fast forward to 2022, and James is ready to enter the 20th season of his NBA career with no signs of slowing down.

The near-38-year-old had an impressive individual season in 2021-2022, putting up some pretty elite numbers. However, the Lakers were largely terrible, and there are still serious question marks about how competitive they will be this season.

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LeBron appears at Jamal Crawford’s CrawsOver Pro-Am tournament

So far, LeBron appears to be winning his battle against Father Time, and will almost certainly break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s long-standing scoring record this season.

And despite the fact it’s still the offseason, LeBron continues to put in work. James recently showed up to Jamal Crawford’s CrawsOver Pro-Am tournament in Seattle to play with the likes of Jayson Tatum and Dejounte Murray.

LeBron basically broke NBA Twitter as fans camped out overnight at the arena just to catch a glimpse of him. Initially it was worth the wait as James and Tatum put on a dazzling display:

LeBron James’ ‘Where’s LeWaldo?’ post

Sadly, the game was called off midway through the second quarter because of slippery floors due to condensation.

Fans were understandably disappointed but for many getting the chance to see LeBron up close and personal was worth the wait.

After the game, LeBron took to Instagram where he shared a photo of himself being mobbed by fans asking for pictures. LeBron is pretty hard to spot in the image, which is why he captioned the post, ‘Where’s LeWaldo?’ – a reference to the ‘Where’s Waldo?’ children books where readers are challenged to find the titular character in a sea of people.

Fans were loving LeBron embracing the LeMemes

For the uneducated, ‘LeMemes’ are an incredibly common Twitter joke that are often used to criticise LeBron. The meme essentially involves putting ‘Le’ next to anything related to James.

Popular ones include ‘LeGM’, a term used to describe how LeBron James runs all his teams like the organisation’s general manager. As well as ‘LeMickey’, a nickname given to his perceived Mickey Mouse ring in the Orlando Bubble in 2020.

People in the comments were loving the caption and offered their own versions.

‘LeGoat’ one person said. While others added, ‘LeForthepeople’ and ‘LeFourthwall.’

Over on Reddit one person commented: ‘If he names his memoir “LeAutobiography” he instantly becomes the greatest athlete to ever live imo.’

Another said: ‘I just want a whole segment of him reading tweets of LeMemes. LeMean Tweets’.

Now, that would be pretty epic.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.