The NBA mascot world took a major hit this offseason when Toronto's beloved The Raptor tore his (its?) Achilles.
The team has been going on this season — quite successfully — with Stripes, a Raptor understudy if you will.
Meanwhile, the Raptor is undergoing his rehab, quite comically, with several advanced medical techniques and trainings. The team still misses its go-to mascot. Even at the atheltic trainers' office, the Raptor still cannot be serious.
Hopefully those Raptors fans will not have to wait six million raptor years to see their beloved mascot back in action.