Video: Bucks mascot tears ACL in knee from groin shot

Before the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game this past weekend, Rufus, the Charlotte Bobcats' Poochie-like mascot, hit such an impressive H-O-R-S-E shot, both Larry and Mike would have conceded their Quarter Pounders. From half court, back to the basket, over the head, off the Bucks' mascot's groin, nothin' but net.

Now, normally, this is where the story would end. Applause, children's laughter, maybe a little worm dance at center court. But not so fast. This is the fragile Bucks were talking about here — naturally, Bango suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will undergo surgery in late March.

"'While gazelle-like dunks and agile maneuvers around the court will be impossible for a time, the heart of Bucks game-night entertainment and the emotional leader of Bucks fans of all ages will continue to lead fan enthusiasm at home games,' the Bucks said in a release on Wednesday."

Michael Redd. Andrew Bogut. Luke Ridnour. Bango.

You're next, Tiffany!

(via Deadspin)

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