Last night (May 8), the Chicago Bulls faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs’ Eastern Conference semifinals. With the series tied at 1-1, the showdown headed to Chicago’s United Center, where LeBron James and company hoped to steal a win on the Bulls’ home turf – but Derrick Rose intercepted their plans.
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With just three seconds left and the game tied at 96, Rose – who recovered from a knee injury at the top of the year – sunk a game-winning three pointer that sent the Internet in a frenzy:
But it was Rose’s stone-cold grill after the shot that lived in infamy on Twitter and Instagram timelines, as the usual response to all major events took place: memes.
Flip through the gallery above to see what fun the Internet had with Derrick Rose’s masked excitement.