I’ve made no secret of my fondness for stories involving team mascots. This one is certainly up there. With Andrew Bogut, Michael Redd, and Luke Ridnour out with various injuries, Bucks’ mascot Bongo must have sensed the players were feeling lonely on the injured list. He decided to help make them feel better in the best way possible — by joining their company. Check out this little stunt from the All-Star game in Phoenix. Keep your eye on the mascot doing the Spiderman impression that gets hit in the nuts. That’s Bongo.
As, Jimmy at SI pointed out, I still can’t believe the effin’ thing fit through the freaking hoop! Usually the mascot heads are so fat they would never fit. I’m just astonished. Oh, and as you could tell, Bongo hurt his knee with those shenanigans and will now require surgery. Way to go, Bongo. Hopefully the Bucks have a good health insurance policy for you.Google+