"He is armed, awkward and possibly hopped up on desert plant extracts."
If you were to call in a police report on the videobomb perpetrated by the Spurs Coyote on Wednesday night, it might sound a bit like the prior sentence.
Indeed, San Antonio’s wide-eyed mascot made a hilarious/terrifying return to viewers' screens during Game 5 between the Spurs and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Twitter user @TampaBayTre posted a Vine of the mascot's videobomb, which involved gliding through a live shot of sideline reporter Jaime Maggio. This is what a bipedal, desert wolf toting a giant T-shirt cannon looks like.
It’s difficult to discern the best/most disconcerting part of this video. The Coyote’s nightmare-eyes are menacing as ever, but it’s the execution of the bombing that clinches the deal.
Look closely at the shirt bazooka as the Coyote passes. Notice that puff of smoke? That’s carbon dioxide. The Coyote shot out a wadded-up T-shirt as it passed through the frame. That’s top-shelf showmanship.
Be on the lookout for more Coyote hijinks this postseason. Between this and losing its eyes in March, the Coyote is making a serious case for "Creepiest, Most Entertaining Mascot of the Year."
I’ll say this much: The Coyote doesn’t go halfway. It is full crazy and completely awkward all the time.
On the Twitters.