Shortly after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, LeBron James took to social media to show off his freshly-shaved dome and to mean mug in the gym while blasting Tee Grizzly’s “First Day Out.” While amusing, the short video was a hundred percent authentic to James.
It showed that James was already working out despite being just days removed from a disappointing end to the season, and on top of that, the Cavs superstar was also blasting one of his favorite songs, a frequent post on his social media channels. However, what James may not have foresaw happening was that his Instagram post would start a social media movement.
Inspired by James, people have taken to social media to accept the #LeBronJamesChallenge. The rules of the challenge are quite simple: mean mug like James and imitate the video in every way possible. Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother Thanasis were willing participants in the challenge and have a solid enough entry.
But the Antetokounmpo brothers weren’t shirtless in their video and were also outside instead of in a gym. That’s why recording artist and social media funny man @DaKidGowie‘s take on the challenge may already be the winning entry.
Just watch Gowie’s version of the challenge; it is basically a mirror image of what James posted:
While Gowie’s version is definitely the best, here are some other participants in the #LeBronJamesChallenge:
It is a bit surprising that notorious shirt hater J.R. Smith has yet to take part in the challenge, but just like the rest of us, there is still some time for him, and even you to take part in the #LeBronJamesChallenge.