'Understudy' Stripes to Step in for Injured Raptor Mascot

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'Understudy' Stripes to Step in for Injured Raptor Mascot
(Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA lost one of its truly bright, shining stars last month when the Raptor — the Toronto Raptors' beloved stuffed-animal mascot — tore his Achilles tendon while doing a backflip at an event for children in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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