LeBron James, Heat are having fun again

Their ‘Harlem Shake' video shows that the defending NBA champs are ready to defend their crown, with smiles on their faces.
By John Rohde Published: March 2, 2013

Point guard Mario Chalmers dressed as “Super Mario” from the Nintendo video game and liked the costume so much he kept the hat. “He did not send the hat back, so he will be receiving a bill,” James joked.

The video was done while the Heat was on a 12-game winning streak, which it stretched to 13 on Friday night with a home victory over Memphis. It took James and Wade roughly 30 minutes to edit.

“It's a long season, man,” Wade told the Herald. “For us, it was just trying to enjoy the process. It's going to be ‘go time' soon, and then we're not going to be able to do anything.”

Thanks in part to the video, the Heat's team chemistry appears to be at an all-time high.

“With everything that goes on with our team from the outside, we have to figure out a way to keep ourselves sane and have fun,” James said. “It's no disrespect to anyone we go against or the game itself. We approach the game like the best competitors, but in the meantime you have to appreciate more than just basketball.”