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January 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) looks on during the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Heat defeated the Warriors 92-75. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat Sing Terribly, Awkwardly for Charity at South Beach Battioke

The Miami Heat sure do embrace the spotlight like no other team.

From the unfriendliest of environments that include the Quicken Loans Arena upon LeBron James first return to Cleveland or going into an extremely hostile environment in TD Garden in Game 6 last year or even attempting to steal a game in front of one of the league’s best crowds in Oklahoma City, the Heat have encountered plenty of tough crowds in their day and have performed admirably each and every time.

They may have met their match.

While the crowd was on their side, the vocal talent-level was a tad low Monday night as the Heat hosted their second South Beach Battioke event. Hosted by Shane Battier, the event is a party between the Heat organization and the fans who want to come out and see their favorite stars embarrass themselves for a night. Every Heat player must participate and there were a few gems to arise from last night.

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LeBron James Singing Michael Jackson’s ‘Rock with You’, before he and Dwyane Wade serenade an audience member:

Mike Miller and the newest member of the Heat Chris Andersen signing their rendition of ‘Ice Ice Baby':

My guess is the Heat signed Chris Andersen to have a white guy replace Josh Harrellson to perform this inaudible duet with Miller.

Word is that Chris Bosh was this year’s winner.

Naturally the show was ended with the entire roster coming out and singing Sexual Chocolate’s ‘The Greatest Love of All’. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s provided in the video below and you really need to get yourself a Netflix account and watch ‘Coming to America’.

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