Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves Top Viral Chart with Harlem Shake

Imitation Can Be Flattery, But It Can Also Be Mockery

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Some say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I don't think that the Miami Heat would say that about the Minnesota Timberwolves' latest video.

The Miami Heat take the No. 1 spot on the Viral Chart for the second week in a row with their own take on the trend we all wish would go away, the Harlem Shake. Led by captains LeBron James in a king costume and Dwayne Wade dressed as a bear, the team's video garnered 19.6 million views in the last week. It now has been viewed more than 44 million times.

But while the Timberwolves couldn't beat the Heat last Monday, they certainly delivered a blow on Tuesday when they posted their video mocking the Heat's Harlem Shake video. It generated 5.8 million views this week and took the No. 2 spot on the Chart.

The video starts with a single dancer in a LeBron James jersey and a motorcycle helmet. It appears to be just another version of the Harlem Shake by another NBA team (the Denver Nuggets also released a version last week). But then the Timberwolves mascot, Crunch, enters the scene. He takes a club and starts hitting the dancer, who falls to the ground.

The video delivers its final blow when the phrase "Some Things Get Old Fast" is revealed on screen. Truer words have never been said.

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