The Harlem Shake.
It’s an Internet meme that has taken the World Wide Web by storm.
They’re essentially thirty second videos which begin with one random person (usually wearing a mask or helmet) dancing to the song “Harlem Shake” by Baauer, while everyone in the background goes about their day.
At about the halfway point, the beat picks up and everyone on screen suddenly starts dancing while wearing colorful and vibrant costumes.
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It’s weird. I’m surprised the fad has lasted this long. There are literally thousands of viral videos on YouTube that mimic this popular meme. There is no end in sight.
What has the world come to?
People aren’t sick of it. Well, some are, but the majority still get a kick out of all of this.
Here’s an example of one of the more popular Harlem Shake videos out there right now….
Well, to keep up with the times, many NBA teams have also caught Harlem Shake fever, producing videos of their own. Everyone from players and mascots, to cheerleaders and fans have caught on to this phenomenon.
Let’s take a look at some of the funniest NBA related Harlem Shake videos.
Toronto Raptors Harlem Shake (featuring Amir Johnson, John Lucas, head coach Dwane Casey and several Raptors players)
Phoenix Suns Harlem Shake (featuring the Phoenix Suns Gorilla)
NBA All-Star Weekend 2013 Harlem Shake (featuring several NBA mascots and fans)
Orlando Magic Harlem Shake (featuring Stuff the Magic Dragon)
Dallas Mavericks Harlem Shake (featuring Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter, Shawn Marion and several Mavericks players)
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