Remember Red Auerbach, who once said his Boston Celtics would never have cheerleaders on the sidelines as long as he owned the team? Well, Auerbach passed away in 2006. Not long after that, the Celtics had cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms all over the Fleet Center.
Far be it from me to criticize hot chicks in spandex. I like girls; girls are good. But not only do we have cheerleaders spread throughout professional basketball, we have mascots as well. Lots of ‘em. In arenas across these United States, we have gorillas dunking basketballs, head-banded fuzzy bears in Utah inexplicably doing the same thing through flaming hula hoops and now, we’re blessed with the newest addition to this nonsensical bunch of fictitious creatures: The Brooklyn Knight.