This was was a big year in sports. In just twelve months we had an Olympic Games, LeBron James finally winning a ring, and a new global phenomenon that would eventually involve the most powerful man in the free world. All along the way, anonymous jokesters on the Internet were there to chronicle these momentous events in their own unique way. They took a frozen image and set it to words, and in doing so allowed us to see them in a new light.
Sometimes these pithy attempts at humor were wild successes; many times, they wobbled wildly off course more swiftly than a Tim Tebow pass downfield. After studying the entire Internet and taking copious notes throughout the entire calendar year, we have come up with the top meme entries created anywhere, by anyone. They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, but they’ll never make you think too hard. These are the 25 funniest sports memes of 2012.
25. Mike Brown Gets Fired
24. That's a Clown Question, Bro
23. The Bobcats are the Worst Team in NBA History
22. The Year of Gronk
21. Peyton and the Papa
20. RGIII Dominates
19. The Legend of Scalabrine
18. Javale McGee is Confused
17. Anthony Davis' Unibrow
16. Most Unfortunately Named Olympian
15. Jason Kidd is Elmer Fudd
14. Pizza Rolls
13. Why is Queen Elizabeth Mad?
12. Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
11. Mo Farah Running Away From Things
10. The Kobe Stare
9. LeBron James' Hairline
The Laker Bros
8. The Laker Bros
Meme Origin: The Lakers score an impressive basket. Two hilarious looking fans react.
The Lakers' November 20 game against the Brooklyn Nets was moving along just like any other. However, after a Kobe Bryant and-one layup, the GIF Gods struck in the form of two celebrating friends sitting courtside. One sunglasses rip/lip curl later, the legend of the Laker Bros was born. While they are simply bros and not actually brothers, this duo of 18-year-olds in their matching t-shirts is just the type of people most fans love to roll their eyes at.