The Toronto Raptors’ mascot — The Raptor — was physically assaulted by Portland Trail Blazer’s center Robin Lopez in their game on Sunday night.
The Raptor seemed to be mimicking Lopez by wearing a wig and dancing when all of a sudden the big man came running in and pushed the helpless Raptor to the ground.
This is not the first time Lopez has gotten into it with a mascot. In fact, he has been fighting with just about every mascot in the league this season. Here is a look at some of the other poor creatures who have fallen victim to Lopez.
Sacramento Kings’ mascot, Slamson the Lion, gets slammed down by Robin Lopez.
Houston Rockets’ mascot, Clutch, gets tackled by Lopez.
Robin Lopez carries Detroit Pistons’ mascot, Hooper, off the court.
The San Antonio Spurs’ Coyote gets pushed to the ground by Lopez.
Robin Lopez throws down Atlanta’s Harry the Hawk after losing a staring contest to him.
Robin Lopez isn’t the only one in his family who has a problem with mascots. His twin brother Brook, along with his Brooklyn Nets teammates, have had altercations with a couple of mascots as well.
Brook Lopez and Brooklyn Nets jump Pistons’ mascot, Hooper.
Chicago Bulls’ mascot, Benny the Bull, jumped by Brook Lopez and Nets teammates.
Evidently the Lopez brothers grew up idolizing Charles Barkley.