They are some of the most underappreciated and most underpaid talent performing in hoops arenas across the world.
Yet, if they get their gig right, you go home talking about their feat for weeks.
That's the all-or-nothing plight of today's NBA and college basketball mascot. It's not enough to be cute and cuddly anymore. You have to have some ups in today's instant gratification world.
There's some tremendous failures out there -- and in here; it fits a broader definition of awesome.
We managed to find the 10 most awesome mascot dunks ever pulled off.
Warning: Prepare for shock and awe.