The local Canadian government has reduced the number of fans allowed to watch the Raptors to roughly One in the face of the continuing global pandemic.
But when that one is legendary mascot The Raptor he can still overpower the opponent with his dazzling array of annoyances and distractions. It was too much for seasoned NBA All-Star Devin Booker, who was too distracted to make his free throws at the end of the Raptors loss the Suns.
Of course this is just likely to embolden mascots across the country to ramp up their arm-flapping, twerking antics behind the basket.
- The Raptor is Dead to Steven Colbert
- Raptor Uses the Force in Skit Writing
- Raptor Turns 25
- Kobe Love From the North
- 1000 Games in for this Mascot
Devin Booker was not happy with the Raptors’ mascot trying to distract him under the rim during his free throws. pic.twitter.com/EZsolEKodo
— ESPN (@espn) January 12, 2022
Of course the highlights were on Twitter:
The Raptor outside the Suns locker room waiting for Devin Booker pic.twitter.com/NagCSkzWWc
— MSU Sports Daily (@SidneyB12198011) January 12, 2022
Gameops.com Plus is a network to enhance the fan value of events. Twice a month we gather for an hour-long discussion on an industry topic with a special guest to share their insights. Leaders like Zack Frongillo (Savannah Bananas), Steve Johnston (Kroenke Sports), Claire Czerniuk (Detroit Pistons), Zoltan Berensci (Harlem Globetrotters), John Franzone (Tampa Bay Lightning), Tyler Ferraro (Vegas Golden Knights), Maurice Brazelton (Sacramento Kings), Jackie Maldonado (Houston Texans), Todd Bosma (Portland Trail Blazers), and Anton Wright (MLSE) have discussed a wide range of industry topics.
Coming in November “Upping your Appearance Game with Kenn Solomon and Jon Cudo” (11/9 1pm EST) and “Excellence in Live Event Hosting with Greg Hutson” (11/22 1pm EST).