Posted February 28, 2013

LeBron James, Heat teammates star in ‘Harlem Shake’ dance video

Ben Golliver, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Miami Heat

By Ben Golliver

Earlier this week, the Raptors released a “Harlem Shake” video and you knew it was only a matter of time before other NBA teams followed suit. Well, the Heat are officially in the mix as of Thursday, and their effort is fairly epic.

Reminder: The “Harlem Shake” concept is simple. Two shots. First shot: a sole costumed figure begins dancing slowly as the beat to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” picks up while a group carries on about its business, oblivious to the dancer. Second shot, after a brief cut: the whole group, in zany costumes, goes buck wild as the song hits its electronic fever pitch. That’s really all there is to it. Simple, goofy, harmless: everyone from Playboy models to soldiers to college kids to senior citizens has gotten in on the fun in recent weeks. A whole host of mascots and dancers got in on the fun during All-Star Weekend too.

The Heat’s version opens inside the locker room with Chris “Birdman” Andersen flapping his wings around slowly as his teammates stretch. Once the cut hits, a shirtless James is wearing a king’s crown and robe and going ballistic, Chris Bosh is rocking a cowboy hat, Mario Chalmers is dressed as Super Mario, Wade is wearing a giant bear’s head, and there’s a sombrero, a rainbow afro, a rolling bin, a Kris Kross outfit, a fireman’s hat, and a Phantom of the Opera mask to top it off. Pretty good.

Video via @KingJames and YouTube user miamiheat

3 comments
LionelSuarez
LionelSuarez

Anyone who has a problem with this is just a miserable human being.  Lighten up!!  Hafe some fun before your croak!!

Kisswriters
Kisswriters

Not a Heat fan, but I think it's clever

WBaller
WBaller

 @jasonxp Man, players have their own lives too, it's good to have some team fun every now and then :)