Hooper’s no good, awful weekend

Life as an NBA mascot can be perilous. Lightning struck twice though for Pistons mascot Hooper.

Hooper was viciously and hilariously attacked by a group of Nets players before Friday's game. Hooper had to be dragged off the court.


Fortunately, Hooper got his revenge in the form of a silly striang attack on Andray Blatche during halftime.

Things only got worse for the Pistons' mascot Sunday before the game against the Trail Blazers.

Hooper went toward mid-court wearing a wig awfully reminiscent of Robin Lopez's hairdo. Lopez did not take kindly to it and ripped the wig off Hooper before wearing it around in some weird homage to Buffalo Bob.


Lopez gave Hooper quite the death stare. It might be time to lay off the hinjinx, just for the mascot's safety.

Fortunately, the Pistons are on the road this week before facing the Bobcats on Friday.

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Philip Rossman-Reich is the managing editor for Crossover Chronicles and Orlando Magic Daily. You can follow him on twitter @OMagicDaily