Miami Heat Harlem Shake: The Real Reason Why the Heat Are Destined to Repeat

Peter Emerick@@peteremerickSenior Writer IIMarch 1, 2013

Minus Chris Andersen's terrible rhythm, the Miami Heat's Harlem Shake video that's taking the Internet by storm is a perfect example of why the Heat are destined to repeat.

No, it's not because the NBA title is decide by sick dance moves. If that was the case, the Heat wouldn't even make the playoffs.

And it's not because they showed their prowess for effective pregame stretching in the beginning of the video. 

The reason why the Heat's Harlem Shake video displays their ability to repeat is because it shows the kind of rare chemistry that they have with everyone on the roster.

The only person missing from the video is head coach Erik Spoelstra, and let's be honest, who would've wanted to see him trying to groove?

The fact that all 14 active members of the Heat's roster participated in what I like to call the "South Beach Shake" shows they aren't afraid to not take themselves too seriously.

Sure, you could chalk it up to the fact that they are sitting atop of the Eastern Conference with a 41-14 overall record. But in reality, the reason why they're feeling so good about life is because they actually enjoy being with each other.

On paper that might seem extremely trivial, but on the court and in the locker room that "brotherhood" is what takes teams from being good to being truly great.

The Heat's success, evidenced by their 12-1 overall record in the month of February, is no coincidence.

It's in large part because of the way the members of the team have grown together and built chemistry on and off the court.

There's absolutely no way that you'd see Kobe Bryant leading the L.A. Lakers in the Harlem Shake. And now that the Oklahoma City Thunder don't have the bearded wonder, James Harden, you most likely wouldn't see them posting their version of the Harlem Shake to the information superhighway.

While a lot of critics may use the video to say that LeBron James isn't taking his craft seriously enough, the video aptly depicts his ability to not only relate to his teammates, but to also bond with them.

You may see it as an overreaction to the Heat's video, but their chemistry—depicted in the Harlem Shake—shows why they are going to repeat this season, and it's because they've established more chemistry than any other team in the NBA. 

Now it's time to continue basking in the Heat's dominance and let them Harlem Shake their way to the 2013 NBA Finals. 

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