Miami Heat Gear Up for Another Hilarious Karaoke Fundraiser

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Hope everyone's ready to get their Battioke on.

That's right, another South Beach Battioke, hosted by Shane Battier's Take Charge Foundation, is almost upon us, so it's time to break out those blue suede shoes and feathery tuxedo shirts.

This year's Battioke will take place Jan. 27 at The Fillmore in Miami Beach, starring none other than the Miami Heat. General admission is $150, per the official website, and as the above clip—complete with previews of what's in store for 2014—proves, it's worth every penny.

Last season's event was littered with spectacular performances from Heat players, including Battier's hauntingly beautiful rendition of The Love Boat theme song.

Chris "Birdman" Andersen and former Heat member Mike Miller also dazzled in their butchered version of Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby."

LeBron James joined in on the fun as well, singing along to Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" before launching into a duet with Dwyane Wade, eloquently belting Shai's "If I Ever Fall in Love":

Check each of those musical numbers out, because they're highly entertaining.

But none of them compare to Chris "Like a Bosh" Bosh's take on Barry White's "My First, My Last, My Everything."

Being the committed performer Bosh is, he dressed the part, wig and gravity-defying-shaped mustache and all. Seriously, it was awesome.

Other unforgettable performances included James Jones and Pat Riley's attempt to hum along to Cee Lo's "Forget You," Ray Allen and his wife's depiction of Jackson's "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," and Udonis Haslem's unfortunate interpretation of Rick James' "Mary Jane."

If this brief recap hasn't convinced you to appear at Battioke 2014, I don't know what will. Personally, I'm already planning a Florida excursion, hoping to escape New York's frigid temperatures in time to watch Miami's finest get down with their bad selves.

And if the poorly warbled, pubescent-sounding harmonies don't get you, Bosh's wardrobe will.

"It's bigger, it's better, it's badder...more than ever, I guess," Battier says in the above clip.

Maybe, just maybe, that means Bosh will be dressed as Gene Simmons while caroling "God of Thunder" by Kiss.

 

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