The newest dance craze has arrived, and the world of sports is all over it.
For those who are unfamiliar, the "Harlem Shake" was an obscure dance move invented some three decades ago that has recently exploded in popularity. The viral videos consist of an individual, usually masked, dancing alone to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. This individual dances for 15 seconds while the rest of the crew stands or sits nonchalantly in the background.
At the 15-second mark, the beat drops and the rest of the crew joins in ridiculous fashion.
See for yourself:
The craze has struck at all levels of sports, from preps to the pros. Here's the Tascosa High School baseball team busting some moves:
The Georgia swimming team got creative, taking its performance underwater:
And last but not least, here's Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks doing the "Maverick Shake":
What does this craze even mean? The answer is unclear. But as long as there's dancing, athletes will be sure to jump on it.