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Toronto Raptors mascot drops TV in stands during giveaway

OK, this is either an excellent prank or just plain bad planning.

Either way, it’s pretty funny.

On Friday night, the Toronto Raptors announced during a home game against Atlanta that they were going to give a “flat-screen LED smart TV” to a lucky fan.

However, as the mascot lost his/her balance while coming down the stairs to deliver the present, and, well, let’s just say that fan didn’t go home with this particular gift.

Again, it could have been an well-planned joke. Or someone did a terrible job with the packaging and then deciding it would be OK to have a person in a mascot suit walk down stairs with the oversized gift.


That can't be good. #WeTheNorth

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