This is what jubilation, what blissful bedlam, looks like, Heat-style:
• Shane Battier running through an AmericanAirlines Arena corridor shouting: “Where am I? Where am I? That was an out-of-body experience for two hours.”
• Pat Riley, hair marinating in champagne, offering up his best “Birdman! Birdman!” Shaquille O’Neal impression as Chris Andersen sprinted by.
• Dwyane Wade making a snow angel on the confetti-covered arena court, long after the game ended, and announcing: “Ten years, three championships! Ain’t no snow in Miami. So this is the only time you get to do this.”
Joy, euphoria and relief washed over every corner of the Heat locker room early Friday morning. There was LeBron James holding the championship trophy tightly and shouting: “This is what it’s all about. Larry O’Brien!”
There was Wade leading his teammates in one more chant: “To the last minute, to the last second, to the last man, we fight!”
And there were James, Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers and others dancing to the pulsating beats.
Amid the merriment, members of the Heat family stopped to reflect. Vignettes from the Happiest Place on Earth:
The president’s approval
For Riley, there was as much relief as joy. Because, “I know what the story line would have been” if the Heat lost. “How many guys I would have had to trade. Riley’s too old. He’s senile and all that stuff.”
Riley — who has now won nine championship rings as a player, coach or executive — knows this is the only team whose season is viewed as a failure without a championship. And that’s “absolutely” a burden.
“It’s like a 60-pound boulder on your back,” the Heat’s president said. “We don’t have to worry about that anymore. To win back-to-back titles is an incredible feat. When you have a dream in your head, you better have one in your heart. You better believe in miracles.
“Because there was a miracle [Tuesday] night. That’s the bullet that we dodged to get to [Thursday night]. I was a little bit desperate, but I’m not anymore.”
As he leaned against the wall outside the locker room, Riley gazed into the future.
“I just want this thing to keep going,” he said. “I’m at an age right now  where I am ready to just fly off somewhere. But I’m not going to because the Good Lord has blessed me with a team that’s allowed me to grab on to its coattails for as long as they want to be together.
“This is just an incredible experience. I thought I was going to be gone in 2003, first time I stepped down as a manic depressive.” He said he’s “so grateful” that James, Wade and Chris Bosh “all said yes” to the idea of playing together.
And Riley offered a message to those who keep mentioning the Big 3 signing party, when LeBron said, “Not two, not three, not four” championships.
“We make so much of what was said,” Riley said. “It’s all bull [expletive] now, because all it’s about now is what’s in front of us, not what’s behind us. I wish people would stop talking about that.