Jayhawks do the ‘Harlem Shake’



LAWRENCE, Kan. (Fox4KC.com) — Move over Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake is taking the Internet by storm.

The latest to join the craze is the KU basketball team. The players, spurred on by freshman sensation Ben McLemore — who’s known for his unique locker room dance moves — busted out in their own rendition of the Harlem Shake. McLemore kicks it off in a chicken mask. The rest follow suit in costumes you have to see to believe. Another surprise, Coach Bill Self made a lengthy cameo.

The Harlem Shake is a body-quaking dance move that originated in the 1980s. It became popular on the Internet the way anything else does: someone did it, others liked it and copied it.


  1. Who’s the dude who did the Chappelle’s Show robot dance? He’s my new favorite college ballplayer.

  2. So another stupid dance/song that everyone is copying a-la “call me maybe” and “gangnam style”? I managed to avoid these for the most part. I don’t know what’s worse, the people who create the videos or the people who feel the need to watch all the stupid viral crap that goes around.
    I don’t blame Self for the head shaking. As for the Jayhawks, maybe if they spent less time dancing, they wouldn’t lose as many winnable games!

  3. how did this whole thing start? is there a patient zero that we can give “credit” to?

    and if i go back in time and kill that person’s parents, will it have never happened?

  4. My daughter told me about this craze; I think she has finally learned an urban dance. Thanks, KU!

  5. It would be even better if they did the Harlem Shuffle from the early 1960s!!

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