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Ouch! LeBroning viral fad mocks Heat star’s dramatic flops (with video)

Updated: 2014-01-16T16:57:28Z

By LISA GUTIERREZ

The Kansas City Star

Ah, the sound of flesh smacking the cold, hard floor of a school hallway or shopping mall.

There’s a lot of that going around these days as a new viral fad called LeBroning has scores of youngsters taking dramatic dives – kind of like a guy named LeBron James.

If the dictionary had a definition for LeBroning it would be this: “The act of throwing oneself dramatically onto the floor after lightly bumping into someone. See photo of LeBron “I don’t need to flop” James.”

According to one compilation video, to complete the move you have to follow up with “an angry facial expression claiming it is not in any way your fault that you are on the ground.”

James is certainly not the only player in the history of the game to take a dive to draw a foul. But his flops are obviously inspirational.

As viral fads go, LeBroning, like planking and Tebowing before it, shall pass. And hopefully soon.

This one has brain-damaged kids written all over it.

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