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Minnesota Timberwolves tell Miami Heat "Harlem Shake" is getting old

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are receiving some praise, and a little criticism, for their answer to the viral "Harlem Shake" videos.

Six days ago, members of the Miami Heat basketball team posted their version of the Harlem Shake to YouTube. As of Wednesday afternoon, the video had 211,558 views and only 45 dislikes.

However, the 46th dislike came as a response from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The video was posted on Tuesday, March 5, and as of Wednesday at approximately 12:00pm the video had 896,618 views on YouTube.

The video shows a Miami Heat fan wearing a motorcycle helmet in what appears to be the start of another Harlem Shake video. Suddenly, the Minnesota Timberwolves mascot jumps into the picture and beats the Miami fan with a toy bat. The video ends with a slide stating, "Some things get old fast."

"Harlem Shake" stems from a song recorded by DJ Baauer. The song was released as a free digital download on May 22, 2012.

The Internet meme went viral on February 2 when five teenagers from Queensland, Australia uploaded their own "Harlem Shake" video on YouTube. The idea quickly took off and led to other viral videos featuring various groups of people performing a comedy sketch accompanied by the song "Harlem Shake".

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