Even though I thought the Minnesota Timberwolves had literally killed any future “Harlem Shake” productions by NBA entities, they are still being made at an alarming rate. What you see above is Boris Diaw’s version, which is made of LEGO because, and I quote, “i am not a good dancer so i had to be creative.” Fair enough, and also big ups on getting that first executive producer credit. That’s a huge step forward. Can’t wait to see what he does next, though I am assuming it will be a Tinkertoy version of “Gangnam Style.”

Not to be outdone by a bunch of blocks, the Miami Heat did a live version of their “Harlem Shake” video at the team’s 2013 Family Festival. And actually, I’m glad they did, because it taught me something new about the “Harlem Shake” — if you do a “Harlem Shake” rendition without any costumes, it really just looks like you’re in a wet t-shirt contest without the water. Good to know.

So yes, despite the best efforts of Crunch, the NBA is still a place where “Harlem Shake” videos happen (not a good marketing campaign, btw) pretty regularly. Either these guys can’t tell when a meme has been overdone or they just love dancing. Your call.

Comments (7)

  1. I just enjoy the fact that Lebron James is dancing like the banana from the It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time videos.

  2. Some time and talent went into Boris’ Lego shake. Wonder how Pop felt about that use of time.

  3. Good job Boris! I’m sure when he started making this, the Harlem Shake meme was brand new! I admire his patience.


  5. Boris’ Harlem Shake was the best one that I’ve seen. It was actually entertaining and very creative. Must have taken quite a chunk of time too.

  6. i tweeted the boris diaw lego video to tas melas , so good on me. no worrie Tas

  7. Can we call the Heat’s version the “Beating a Dead Horse Shake”?

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