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Michael Jordan's "And I Took That Personally"

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Michael Jordan's "And I Took That Personally" refers to a reaction image of basketball legend Michael Jordan saying "And I took that personally" while on the set of The Last Dance. The image has been used with captions describing a small slight against another party.


In The Last Dance, the ESPN documentary covering the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan describes several moments from that season which he took personally and used as motivation for strong performances in games. On June 8th, 2020, YouTuber DoubleDuck posted a compilation of things Jordan admitted to taking or appeared to take personally from the documentary, gaining over 3.3 million views (shown below).

The moment of Jordan saying "So I took that personally" shown in the reaction image never actually happens in the documentary. On May 17th, 2020, Twitter user @OGMelo_[1] posted a Nobody joke about how Jordan claims to have taken many things personally in the documentary, gaining over 16,000 retweets and 78,000 likes (shown below).

W Melku Black @OGMelo_ Nobody: Michael Jordan: so I took it personal... 9:07 PM 路 May 17, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone


Shortly after @OGMelo_'s tweet, the image of Jordan saying "And I took that personally" began spreading on Twitter. On May 18th, 2020, Twitter user @Steph_I_Will[3] posted an Avengers meme using the image (shown below, left). On May 21st, 2020, Twitter user @tirhakalove[2] posted a joke about Lana Del Rey with the image, gaining over 18,000 retweets and 96,000 likes (shown below, right).

imagine the x-men cupid shuffling w/sentinels @Steph_I_Will Thanos: You're strong, but I could snap my fingers and you'd all cease to exist. Michael Jordan: ..and I took that personally 11:11 DM Mou 0 2020 Tuitter fo skkrrtt cobain @tirhakahlove Beyonce: if you don't jump to put jeans on baby, you don't feel my pain Lana: ..and I took that personally 8:03 AM 路 May 21, 2020 路 Twitter for Android

The template also gained popularity on Reddit. On October 4th, Redditor Kyle3993 posted a Tiger King meme to /r/TigerKing,[4] gaining over 790 points in one day (shown below, left). On October 3rd, Redditor JimmyD416 posted the joke about Trump getting COVID-19, gaining over 5,200 points before being taken down by moderators in /r/meme (shown below, right).[5]

Carole Baskin: *Murders husband* Joe Exotic: .and Itook that personally. Trump: "Biden, you always got that big ass mask on when I see you Corona: and I took that personally

Various Examples

'He'll have a serious think': Harry Kane will consider leaving Tottenham because he won't get 25-30 goals a season under Jose Mourinho and he will not like the way the team now plays, according to Paul Merson mand I took that personally Harry Kane 2', 56' (P), 74' Thief: I took that person's belongings Scammer: I took that person's money Kidnapper: u/kuloku and I took that person Dezirae & @dezirae29 Trump: *says the virus is fake* Covid: ..and I took that personally 12:43 AM - Oct 2, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Trump: "The coronavirus. This is their new hoax." Coronavirus: ...and I took that personally 12:23 AM 路 Oct 2, 2020 TweetDeck /more fluicd_ thon ..and I took that personally. MJ at McDonald's: "And then they told me the ice cream machine was broke. From then on it was personal."


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External References

[1] Twitter 鈥 OGMelo_

[2] Twitter 鈥 @tirhakalove

[3] Twitter 鈥 @Steph_I_Will

[4] Reddit 鈥 /r/TigerKing

[5] Reddit 鈥 MJ Back At It Again

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