It’s going to be the -ber months in three days. And you know what that means: Jose Mari Chan memes.
This content creator, however, decided to go the extra mile, and put the singer of holiday earworm "Christmas In Our Hearts" smack dab inside NBA 2K.
It all started with a teaser posted this week.
But now, just as September is about to arrive, here’s Jose Mari Chan warming up on the court, doing clap pushups, and singing his most famous song as a sideline reporter:
This hoops-ready Jose Mari Chan is a joint creation of content creator Shady00018 — the alter ego of Miguel Luis Ledesma — and his friend Em Monterro.
“September is fast approaching and I find these Jose Mari Chan memes hilarious so I decided to put my spin on it by creating him in 2K,” Ledesma told SPIN Life.
We’d previously featured Ledesma in Spin.ph before, thanks to viral 2K mixes that were even featured in Bleacher Report.
Since then, however, he’s doubled down on focusing on local celebs and content, especially for his Facebook page.
“I’ve been trying to capture the local scene since most of my viewers, followers and audience from my YouTube channel, Twitter, and Instagram are from the States, [but for] my Facebook platform I decided to focus on the Filipino audience,” Ledesma said.
He tested the waters with a Cong TV mix, which got over a million views.
But Ledesma isn’t just making videos for the LOLs. Since the start of quarantine, he said, “With God’s grace I was able to collaborate with sports companies creating 2K videos as well. I’ve also been maintaining my channel by creating more 2K vids. I [also] recently started streaming.”
As for Jose Mari Chan? “It took us around a day and a half to create him,” he said.
Just today, Jose Mari Chan (the real one) admonished meme makers, "I wish the message of the memes will be more positive."
We're pretty sure this counts.