Miami has defied all its doubters that claim the Heat lack size in the frontcourt and depth on the bench, and through it all, lurking in the background, has been the unmistakable visage of Chris Bosh.
Aside from his stellar role as a bathrobed cowboy in the team's "Harlem Shake" video, Bosh has also mastered both the videobomb and the photobomb.
He has a history of this odd behavior, at the very least dating back to LeBron James' birthday in December of 2011. Bosh made a velociraptoresque pop-in on James, and the trend spiraled out of control from there.
It's unlikely that his videobombing contributed to the abdominal injury that limited him to 14 games in the Heat's championship run, but it was probably the most he exerted himself in the first round against the New York Knicks.
Bosh sneaked up behind LeBron again after Game 2 versus New York, and didn't miss a beat after becoming a father and meeting the team just in time for a Game 3 win.
His Cape Fear approach on D-Wade was especially disturbing.
Thankfully, Bosh decided to save himself for the early part of this season, working on more than the creepy pop-in and creepy stare in the meantime.
On Jan. 23, the big man notched his first "bomb" of the season, this time on LeBron with a stylish fake nose pick.
All of this was much to the delight of Fox Sports' Jason Jackson, sideline reporter and videobomb facilitator extraordinaire.
Notice how Jackson himself drops the term "videobomb." The cameraman intuitively senses the impending joke and is careful to pan wide as Bosh approaches.
Such self-awareness is highly postmodern—or at least self-promoting. Either way, that one really got the ball rolling.
When the Heat visited the White House on Jan. 28, Bosh dared to prank Heat owner (and unfortunate Carnival Corporation CEO) Micky Arison, along with familiar targets James and Wade.
You had better believe the human bunny-ears-over-the-head wasn't done there.
He caught James with a vicious faux left jab after a game in early February. Are those legal in Toronto?
Not even the All-Star game was exempt from Bosh's antics. After Chris Paul hoisted the MVP trophy, Bosh managed to creep his way into the frame and spoil his former Olympic teammate's moment in the sun.
In case you can't spot him, he's the spectral presence pictured at left.
Andy Isaac @WorldofIsaac
Seriously, Chris Bosh is a weird dude. http://t.co/A0KouNtM2013-2-18 04:51:02
Then he got Wade again after a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in March.
By this point, Jackson seemed to be the one enjoying the bombing most —although I do deeply appreciate Bosh's homage to the random robot dancer from Chappelle's Show.
Bosh's intrusions—whether through photos or videos—have become so ridiculous that he even prompted LeBron to take revenge with a robot invasion of his own.
James gets points for indulging in humor, but his stealthiness and finesse are nowhere near Bosh's level. Please, LeBron, leave it to the expert.
Miami's dominance has become so complete, so suffocating, that the potential for and manner of Bosh's videobombing is one of the only remaining unknowns when it comes to the reigning champs.