The Heat celebrated its loss to the Sixers in style on Thursday in New York. I kid, I kid. But, seriously, who's who in this photo? Birdman had to be Michael Myers, right? Shane Battier is Batman, obviously.
So many questions for tomorrow's game. Like, how did they come up with these costumes in New York? Did the Heat equipment manager pack everyone's outfit? Also,is Pat Riley in this photo?
First, I apologize for the lose/loss typo in this original post. It was late last night, I was out enjoying Halloween in New York and, hey, it happens. OK, after some significant investigative work at shootaround on Friday, I figured out who was who in the Halloween photo.
—Chris Bosh was the Joker. I never would have guessed that one.
—Randy Mims, LeBron's manager, was the gorilla.
—Rashard Lewis was the Predator.
—Roger Mason Jr. (between the gorilla and Michael Myers) was the villain from the new Superman movie.
—LeBron James was Michael Myers.
—Ray Allen wore the Scream mask.
—Norris Cole wore the Guy Fox mask.
—Shane Battier was Batman.
—James Jones was Hellboy.
All this information, of course, is according to James Jones, and considering how secretive everyone else was about the photo, I'm not exactly sure Jones wasn't playing a joke on me. So, that leaves three unidentified players. Dwyane Wade wasn't with the team last night and neither Udonis Haslem, and I don't think Chris Andersen is in the photo.
That leaves Mario Chalmers, Greg Oden, Michael Beasley and Joel Anthony. I'm fairly certain Beasley is wearing the Leather Face-type mask to the right of the Scream mask (Ray Allen). Chalmers is probably the ghoul/ghost to the left of the Scream mask. In between Leather Face and Hellboy in a mask I've never seen before is either Anthony or Oden.
The team wore their costumes to dinner. They ate last night at Tao on 58th on Madison near the team hotel.
"I was probably a little bizarre," Bosh said. "I probably scared a few people."
Bosh said the idea was all LeBron and that most of the players packed costumes for the road trip. The Heat played in Philadelphia on Wednesday.