Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/5/13
MINNEAPOLIS When you're the Timberwolves, and the Heat are in town, and you have as many wins as they had the day after Christmas, there's a certain brand of inferiority complex that's bound to creep up. It's manifested itself before, most unfortunately in a man dressed up as a Knicks fan who stood on the court and caterwauled in a grating New York accent on Feb. 8. (I've always been of the opinion that when you are a people known for your own easy-to-mock accent, you should not poke fun of others'.) That was an unfortunate example, but on March 4, Minnesota nailed it. A week before, the Heat took the concept of a viral video to the next level with their rendition of the Harlem Shake, which was posted on the team's official YouTube account on Feb. 28. It was refreshing to see the defending champions so readily able to refine their music video chops, and the video still hasn't lost its novelty after close to 50 viewings at least, not for me. For the Timberwolves, though, it must have gotten old. I mean, think about it do you really want to watch the guys who are prepared to come into town and stomp on your collective throat clown around in crowns, capes, and cartoon costumes? Yeah, probably not. But instead of just sitting back and taking it, Minnesota made this video, starring a Heat fan, the Timberwolves mascot, Crunch, and a blue plastic bat, which has turned into a viral sensation of its own. And please, whatever you do, don't pause the thing until it's over. God forbid you miss Nikola Pekovic making what may be a Montenegrin come-hither face to the camera. At least his abdominal strain hasn't cramped his acting style. Follow Joan Niesen on Twitter.
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