Mario Chalmers plays ‘Super Mario’ in Harlem Shake video; KU locker room vid after ISU win

A few links for your Friday …

• Give credit to the NBA’s Miami Heat for giving its own take on the “Harlem Shake” dance craze.

Kansas basketball fans will be most interested in the left side of the screen, where former KU guard Mario Chalmers is dressed up as — appropriately — Nintendo’s Super Mario.

Chalmers also was recently featured in Lifestyle magazine, with a lede I thought was great:

Mario Chalmers has a table reserved at
his favorite restaurant in South
Florida. It’s a place where he walks
in and gets treated, like, well,
LeBron James.


“I know the manager pretty well now
that I’ve been going so much,”
Chalmers says. “I just go in there,
and they’ve got a table set up for me

Our own Gary Bedore wrote about the mob scene that took place for Elijah Johnson in the locker room following his 39-point performance in KU’s 108-96 overtime victory over Iowa State.

The video of that is below from KU Athletics. Skip to the 2:05 mark if you don’t want to see the rest of the highlights from the game.

Self said this about the scene: “I knew our guys liked Elijah, but I didn’t realize how much they respected him and liked him until after the game. I have never seen a group of guys more happy for one guy than they were for Elijah.”

USA Today’s Eric Prisbell had a nice feature story Thursday on KU guard Ben McLemore being able to overcome poverty on his way to college basketball stardom.

Bleacher Report’s C.J. Moore took a look at what teams are doing defensively to cause McLemore to disappear offensively for long stretches.

The Boston Globe’s Paul Lazdowski wrote an extended feature on KU basketball signee Wayne Selden. Some interesting nuggets in there, including the fact that a few times, Selden has played all five positions for his high school team in the same game.

Speaking of KU basketball signees, here’s a just-released video on future KU guard Conner Frankamp.

It’s March, which means baseball and softball seasons have already started.

With that in mind, I thought KU Athletics did a nice job with this “More than a number” feature on KU softball player Maggie Hull, who is talented enough to 1) lead the Big 12 in hitting; and 2) put up with us in the Journal-World sports department during an internship a few summers back.