This hilarious mishap -- well, hilarious to everyone except the intended recipient -- might seem to some to be just a bit too perfect to be real.
During Friday night's game between the Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks, the Raptors mascot was delivering a new flatscreen television to a fan who had won a drawing.
But before the TV made it to the fan, the Raptors mascot had a bit of an accident. (Make sure to watch with the volume up for the reaction of the public address announcer.)
Funny stuff, for sure. But here are some clues that, for whatever reason, this "accident" was staged:
-The above video was posted from the Raptors' official Instagram account. If this was a real accident, would the Raptors really want to advertise it?
-That TV was very poorly secured and seemed to slide out of the box way too easily.
-If the TV wasn't supposed to slide out of the box, there's a good chance the PA announcer would have continued on as if nothing was wrong.
-Wouldn't it have made more sense to give the fan the opportunity to claim the TV after the game, instead of having a huge TV to deal with at his/her seat for the remainder of the game?
Regardless of the real story here -- and the reasons behind it -- at least the Raptors mascot didn't blow out his Achilles as he did three years earlier.