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Brooklyn Nets mascot dunk goes wrong, lodges ball under shot clock

Bruce Bennett

The ball is supposed to go through the hoop, not, you know, behind the backboard.

UPDATE: THERE IS NOW VIDEO OF BROOKLYKNIGHT'S CATASTROPHIC DUNK ATTEMPT:

Pretty much exactly what I imagined... and still amazing.

We've always been kind of confused by the presence of BrooklyKnight, the medieval mascot of the Brooklyn Nets. Yes, "BrooklyKnight" sounds kinda like Brooklyn Net, and you can't have a "Net" as a mascot, but, come on, BrooklyKnight?

Anyway, preseason is for mascots, too, and we found out that in addition to needing to work on figuring out why he exists in general, BrooklyKnight needs to figure out some basketball things:

The trampoline dunk gone awry. Very, very awry.

This left Nets event staff with a dilemma: to fetch the ball, a task that would require a ladder and stop play for a little bit, or to just let the ball sit there, out of play, distracting perhaps but not actually interfering?

They opted for the second.

Bring back Sly Fox. (We're looking for video so hard.)

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