Born in the glorious wake of his touchdown dive against South Carolina last year (Victory the First), Cam Newton’s signature celebration—a mimed transformation from Clark Kent to Superman—isn’t just being ripped off by lesser gods of college football this year, it’s being appropriated by NBA All-Stars.
Last night, after the game-winning bucket against the Charlotte Bobcats last night, the Miami Heat’s LeBron James and Dwayne Wade turned to where Newton was sitting–he was paying another special court side visit to one of his biggest fans, Michael Jordan– and ripped their imaginary shirts open in obvious tribute.
Newton recently revealed that seeing uncredited imitations does indeed raise his gentle dander, but last night’s display was deserving flattery of the highest degree. And when we’ve crossed sports, obviously what we’re seeing here is the birth of a new fad a la planking and Tebowing: SuperCamming. Start sending in your photos today: ma[email protected] or copy us on Twitter: @wareaglereader.
h/t Erin Ross.
* The Bo Jackson of Bo Jackson collections
* Auburn vet saves Lady Hoggers
* The 1973 Delta Chi Miss Hot Pants pageant
* Bjork wrote a song about Auburn’s “Hey Day”
* Crazy Auburn mural at Firehouse subs
* Auburn Playboy shoot at Chewacla during power outage
* Glee star Naya Rivera wears Auburn shirt in FHM photo shoot
* The giant card Tampa Bay fans sent to Bo Jackson
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I’m waiting for an AU gymnast to SuperCam in Tuscaloosa.
So, here’s the thing D-Wade… if you are paying homage to Cam, SMILE while you are doing it. Otherwise it looks like you are doing an “in your face” to Cam, Carolina fans, both football and basketball. At least LeBron was smiling. I know you later tweeted that you were paying homage to Cam but a smile would have saved you a little housekeeping and given you a little more street cred.
Agreed with AUjamstan…the SMILE is the big part of SuperCamming.