The Harlem Shake was an Internet meme in the form of a video in which a group of people perform a comedy sketch accompanied by a short excerpt from the song “Harlem Shake”. As a meme, the video was replicated by many people, using the same concept, which led to it becoming viral in early February 2013. 

Fast forward five years later, and the Harlem Shake is merely an internet relic. Just another internet craze that came and went. Who remembers the ultimate Harlem Shake, from the Miami Heat, who were in the midst of another Championship season. The Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat defeated the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs to win their second straight title.

While there as so many, many Harlem Shake videos uploaded to YouTube, none of them featured LeBron James and the Miami heat, and of course the Birdman. What a time that was to be alive.