New Orleans Pelicans mascot Pierre getting a makeoverPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the New Orleans Times-Picayune with the hottest NBA mascot news of the season. And that’s saying a lot, because we know that you all love your mascot updates:
The New Orleans Pelicans are giving their much-maligned mascot, Pierre the Pelican, a makeover.
The mascot has come under heavy scrutiny and been the butt of jokes since his debut in the season opener Oct. 30 vs. the Indiana Pacers. Pierre’s appearance has drawn national attention, for all the wrong reasons. He’s been panned as a poor man’s knock-off of the famed San Diego Chicken and ridiculed for not looking like, well, a pelican.
A league source said there will be a redesign of Pierre’s head.