The Pelicans’ first four games have created plenty of worries. The defense has been mostly ineffective, Tyreke Evans has been entirely ineffective, the offense has not produced an optimal shot selection, and the bench has struggled at times to hold leads, among other issues. However, these pale in comparison to the horror that is Pierre the Pelican. Given the re-branding of the franchise, it seems logical that the Pelicans would want to leave a mark. Unfortunately, this “mark” comes, not from the usual endearing mascot, but from a deranged creature that will gladly eat your soul the way Anthony Davis devours an unprotected layup.
Fortunately, it has been reported that the team plans to restructure the mascot’s face. Approaching such a creature requires courage beyond the human capacity, but at least the Pelicans acknowledging that forcing everyone within a 10-mile radius into protective bunkers while haunting every waking hour of viewers worldwide probably is not the best method to expand a brand.
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