A Salt Lake City’s man tattoo went viral over the weekend, and for all the right reasons.
Kalen Gilleese, who hails from Salt Lake City, tattooed a “Crying LeBron” image on his leg.
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The image mimics the “Crying Jordan” meme, which has been used to reference sad moments in professional sports and politics, according to Sporting News.
Jordan and James have often been compared. Jordan went 6-for-6 in his NBA Finals, while LeBron sits at 3-5.
Gilleese, who has a number of tattoos across his body, told ESPN he isn’t a LeBron fan and actually supports Jordan over the Cleveland Cavaliers star.
“I think LeBron is in the top five of all time, but he’s not Jordan,” Gilleese said. “I just get ticked off by everyone saying that [he is]. And I absolutely hate how LeBron flops.”
Gilleese visited the Blaque Salt Tattoo shop in Salt Lake City, where his friend Preston Schooley inked the tattoo on his body.
Gilleese said he got the tattoo after the Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland in the NBA Finals.
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Schooley told ESPN he laughed the entire time. He later shared the tattoo on Instagram.
“He likes to be a troll and this does the trick,” Schooley said.