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 already.”

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.


Phoghorn 8 years, 3 months ago

I have a question about this officiating controversy that Coach Self referenced yesterday. In College Basketball, if you open up a Pandora's Box, do you find a lot of makeup calls?

Eliott Reeder 8 years, 3 months ago

Jesse's "Seen It" posts are seriously the best thing EVER!!! Aaaaand, they may end up getting me fired from my job because its hard to get any work done with all this stuff to check out!

Boouk 8 years, 3 months ago

Really encouraging stuff on Seldon there. Sounds like a starter from day 1.

Tony Bandle 8 years, 3 months ago

Seldon will Seldom sit on the bench...see what I did there!! :)

Phil Leister 8 years, 3 months ago

All I see is that you both misspelled his name :)

clevelandjayhawker 8 years, 3 months ago

I like Wayne's attitude. A very under rated aspect with young men who have been "the star" of their high schools for the past x number of years.

Roch Chalk Wayne

Jared Grillot 8 years, 3 months ago

Frankamp's layups flow like water and the mid-jumper looks nice too.

GBJHAWK 8 years, 3 months ago

This shouldn't be anything you all don't already know, but Seldon is a straight up stud. I couldn't be more excited for this guy to get to KU... in case you haven't seen it.

Andy Godwin 8 years, 3 months ago

What an absolutely wonderful feature about Maggie Hull. Congratulations for your accomplishments both on and off the field. Jesse, thanks for posting this and the other videos and stories.

JJHAWK 8 years, 3 months ago

Phoghorn - not certain what you would find but you might pi$$ off Pandora.

KGphoto 8 years, 3 months ago

I see that Selden video and I keep thinking, Charles Barkley. Not exactly the same of course, but a big strong guy who can run the court and plays above his actual height.

I think what Selden gives up to Barkley with pure natural talent, he makes up for with discipline and drive. I could easily see Selden topping off at a strapped 245 in the NBA and doing things similar to Barkley, but from the 3 or 4 instead of the 4 or 5.

Boouk 8 years, 3 months ago

I wonder how much Chris Anderson's tattoos cost.

Joel Thomas 8 years, 3 months ago

Grizz-Heat... Remembering Arthur's sweet shot.

JayHawkFanToo 8 years, 3 months ago

Interesting looking Gym at Wichita North; looks like they are playing in an empty swimming pool.

Michael Luby 8 years, 3 months ago

Did Shady knock down a game winner for the Grizz?
I saw the Heat video. Pretty funny but I think KU's version has it beat!
Next years team is going to be fun to watch from a talent standpoint but I bet they will have a couple more losses than we are used to.

RoyalsChiefsJayhawksSportingKC 8 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for posting that video of More than a number Maggie Hull. That was an extraordinary feature that I really enjoyed but would have never seen had it not been posted here so thank you for putting that in the seen it column. Good luck this year softball team!

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