Friday, February 20, 2009

Busted-Up Bango

It's been a while since I've had some mascot news to report. At the NBA's recent All-Star weekend, Milwaukee Bucks' mascot Bango was standing on the rim (never smart) when another mascot banked in a shot from half-court. Off of Bango's groin.

That's actually not the bad part for Bango. He then hammed it up, falling through the rim, in what one source called "a sickening twisting of limbs, hooves and antlers." (That same source includes a great photo of Bango with its coverage.)

Long story short, Bango tore his ACL and needs surgery. Watch the clip below, and tell me that mascots don't earn their keep. I wouldn't call it "sickening," more like "inappropriately hilarious," as Bango rolls around on the floor at the end, nobly picking himself up and hopping toward the locker room for emergency care.

(Via Dez)



Blogger Miles Doyle said...

Redd, Ridnour, Bogut and now Bango. Tough year for the Bucks.

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