The Office Makes The Miami Heat the Butt of the Joke
"It was far from funny, but I like the writers' belief that the very idea of Darryl, Kevin, and Jim dressing up as the infamous Bosh/Wade/James trio from the Miami Heat is supposed to be embarrassing," writes Myles McNutt over at The Onion's AV Club. "Let's ignore that they never said why they were dressing up as them, or why a perfectly reasonable person like Darryl would do such a thing (we only get Jim's justification), but I was entertained that the writers thought people would inherently get the joke. I'm not convinced they would, although I may be underestimating the popularization of the anti-fandom surrounding the trio."
Well, we kind of thought Jim's embarrassment came not from the fact that he has to dress up as a Miami Heat player, but rather that he had to dress up as Chris Bosh. Listen, if you're part of a Miami Heat group Halloween costume you don't want to be Bosh.