The Los Angeles Clippers have their first-ever mascot, and it's neither a sailing ship nor Clippy, the annoying office assistant.
Chuck the California Condor, a friendly-looking vulture draped in an Evel Knievel-like costume, is the new face of the Clippers. He wears number 213—you know, like the area code—along with a Clippers cape and a California Republic helmet. In a bit of not-so-subtle co-branding, you'll also find his talons laced up with a pair of red oversized Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars.
The mascot was introduced during last night's halftime show at the Staples Center, where he challenged current Clippers owner, former Microsoft CEO and Chuck's self-professed wingman Steve Ballmer to a dunk competition. Here's video proof of Ballmer's trampoline-aided dunk:
Chuck and Steve Give Chuck Taylor's to Everyone in the Building
Chuck The Condor dunked. Steve dunked.Everyone is going home with a new pair of Chucks!Posted by L.A. Clippers on Monday, February 29, 2016
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Photographs: Courtesy LA Clippers