The Funniest LeBron James Memes Of All-Time: Which One Is The Most Iconic? | Sideline Sources (2024)

LeBron James is most commonly known for his dominance on an NBA court. Many people go as far as to call James the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. He has undoubtedly cemented himself as one of the All-Time greats in the league.

However, James has also been the culprit in providing some hilarious meme material over the course of his 21-year career. Here are just a few of the funniest memes about James to ever grace the internet.

LeBron James Remaining Unfazed About Making The NBA Finals

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Nothing could stop James from making his way to the NBA Finals during 2011-2018. He made the Finals eight times in a row during that period in dominant fashion. The first four years were with the Miami Heat while the next four were with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

That spawned the ‘LeBron cigarette’ meme where he simply was unfazed against whoever the Eastern Conference had in his way. NBA fans quickly started running with it and made plenty of jokes about the circ*mstance.

James has won a championship with every franchise that he has played for. Most recently, he won a title in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers. His dominance during the 2010s spawned one of the most iconic NBA memes of all time.

LeBron’s Receding Hairline

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James’ hairline was a major talking point during his playing days in the 2010s. Many different funny LeBron James memes spawned simply off the fact that James’ hairline was receding. Many different posts were circulating X (formerly known as Twitter) during that time.

Even James himself made jokes at his own expense on social media.

Had a dream my hairline was back! Woke up and went to bathroom, turned on light slowly. Same ol story. Damn! Lol #wishfulthinking

— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2011

However, in 2014 with the Cavs, something of a hairline renaissance emerged for James. Out of the blue, his hairline hit its prime while he was also in his. Call it a miracle if you so choose to, but the four-time champion’s hairline dominantly redeemed itself.

LeBron Being Nicknamed ‘LeGM’ While Influencing Trades

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James has historically been known for his ability to influence management to make trades for players that he is friends with. This took on a whole new meaning as people began to call him ‘LeGm’ due to his moves.

Kyrie Irving, who was a teammate of James in Cleveland, confirmed the nickname to be true.

Playing with the Akron native was enough to attract talents all around the league. However, having the ability to influence who he played with led to the memes being talked about. With Irving and other players confirming this meme to be true, it makes it much funnier.

LeBron James Always Lying

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James has had countless memes made at his expense due to him being caught lying. No matter if it is basketball-related or music-related, many people joke about his hilarious pathological lying.

As a rookie, James hilariously lied about predicting that he knew Kobe Bryant was going to drop 81 points against the Toronto Raptors ahead of the game.

“I said he was probably gonna score 70 tonight. I don’t know what made me say that, and my friends was with me, and they was like, ‘Okay.'”

LeBron James

He also recently lied about knowing the Migos way back in 2010 with the Heat. The funniest part about his comment? The Migos didn’t officially drop their first mixtape as a group until 2011.

“I was listening to those guys my first year with the Heat in 2010. You can ask any of my teammates back then who had no idea who Migos was. They’re like cursing me out when I would play it throughout the weight room, throughout the locker room. I was like, I’m telling you these guys are next.”

LeBron James

"I was listening to those guys my first year with the Heat in 2010. You can ask any one of my teammates back then, they had no idea who the Migos was… I was like 'I'm telling you these guys are next.'"

LeBron paying homage to Takeoff 🙏🏾

(via @michaelcorvoNBA) pic.twitter.com/UuQHTb1wey

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) November 7, 2022

While these lies are harmless, it makes it much funnier knowing that he continues to make comments about them.

Yelling At J.R. Smith In The NBA Finals

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Back in 2018 James and the Cavaliers faced off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. During Game One of the series, J.R. Smith infamously ran to half-court on the final possession of the game and cost the Cavs a chance to go up 1-0 in the series.

While James was attempting to add to his list of NBA Championships, a famous pop culture meme started instead.

May 31, 2018: Game 1. NBA Finals. JR Smith.

“I thought we were ahead”
pic.twitter.com/si8Blt6IlD

— This Day In Sports Clips (@TDISportsClips) June 1, 2023

The 38-year-old yelling at Smith sparked a variety of different memes due to his animated reaction. While a mistake in the regular season would have been terrible, losing the first game of the Finals set the tone for the series.

While James wasn’t able to win a championship that season, he did win the internet for the following weeks.

Not Knowing The Lyrics To Songs

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James is hilariously known for his lack of care when it comes to recording himself singing. While recording a video singing along to Pop Smoke, he found himself stumbling through the words while trying to play it off.

People be talking about how Lebron never knows the lyrics to the songs he’s singing along to 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/DT8VLySkSa

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) January 19, 2021

Undeniably the funniest part is that he chooses to post these all on his own. Instead of re-recording the video while knowing the words, he seems to love posting them as is. James clearly loves his music, but the overall lack of care for knowing the lyrics makes it a hilarious meme.

Reading Only The First Page Of Books

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While this is a recent LeBron James meme, it has already cemented itself as a classic. James has been documented multiple times as reading a book while only on the first page. While in the NBA bubble, during an interview, James hilariously stumbled his way trying to get through what he had read so far.

Lebron is reading ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ – I asked him for his biggest takeaway from the book. pic.twitter.com/s2OzUww3XD

— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) August 21, 2020

The video gives the same vibe as a high school student who gets called on in class to describe a book that they have not read yet. Did James ever finish reading the book? The answer still very much remains a mystery.

Choosing a favorite LeBron James meme over the years is as difficult as choosing a favorite child. One thing is for certain though, he will continue to have the internet laughing as the years go by. No matter if his intention is there to do so or not.

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