An NBA Mascot Is Undergoing Plastic Surgery After Getting Injured During Pickup Game With Other NBA Mascots

Or, at least, that's what they want us to believe.

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The NewOrleans Pelicans must think we're really gullible. Today, the organization issued a press release regarding their mascot, Pierre the Pelican. We'll just let you read it for yourself. 

New Orleans Pelicans mascot, Pierre, suffered a broken beak on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Pelicans Practice Facility during a pickup game of basketball with fellow NBA mascots Grizz (Memphis Grizzlies), Rocky (Denver Nuggets) and Slamson (Sacramento Kings), as well as NFL mascot, Gumbo (New Orleans Saints).

SMDH. But hey, good to see the franchise getting creative with Pierre's makeover because, as everyone knows, something needed to be done to make the mascot more fan (and kid!) friendly. 

Sidebar: How did Grizz get singled out for fouling Pierre? Did they draw straws or something for that one?  

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[via Eye On Basketball]

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