Oklahoma City Thunder's mascot will be a bison

By Mike Baldwin Modified: February 10, 2009 at 4:41 am •  Published: February 10, 2009
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Thunder’s Mascot will Be a bison
Sources have confirmed a Bison will be the Thunder’s mascot, which will be unveiled at halftime of the Feb. 17 home game against New Orleans in the Ford Center.

The name of the mascot remains uncertain, but the costume design has been completed. Teams officials have said the mascot will be athletic similar to Benny the Bull in Chicago and the Gorilla in Phoenix.

The Bison mascot will be capable of dropping from the Ford Center ceiling, tightrope a rail in Loud City and trampoline with the dunk team. The mascot also will represent the organization year-round at schools, athletic contests and other social events.

BY MIKE BALDWIN