- Post 01 March 2013
- By Associated Press
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MIAMI — Add the Miami Heat to the "Harlem Shake" craze.
With LeBron James in a king's costume, Mario Chalmers dressed as Super Mario, and Chris "Birdman" Andersen mimicking — what else? — a bird, the Heat version of the dance craze was released Thursday.
It was filmed in Miami's locker room, with James saying it was a "King James and DwyaneWade" production.
"In life u gotta figure out how to have fun and enjoy it. Hope y'all enjoy," Chalmers wrote on Twitter.
The dance is to the song of the same name, and countless videos have popped up where one person starts dancing, then the camera cuts to a large group of people dancing, many in costume.
The Heat have also gotten widespread attention lately for their pregame-warmup dunk contests, videos of which have also gone viral.
The latest craze to sweep the Internet is bringing college students the wrong kind of attention — from the Federal Aviation Administration.
During a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, a group of students started the Harlem Shake.
In the suddenly popular YouTube videos, one person starts dancing, then the video cuts to a large group of people dancing, many in costume.
Matt Zelin, a sophomore, said he asked a flight attendant for permission beforehand.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Thursday they're looking at what phase the flight was in during the dance in the aisles.
Frontier Airlines says the seatbelt sign was off and safety measures were followed.