Pawlitics: Poll finds Sacramento Kings’ Slamson the Lion is fifth-worst mascot in NBA

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The Sacramento Bee

Every so often, NBA voters err so egregiously that their oversights must be contextualized with comparisons to some of the biggest snubs in league history. Bill Russell was named MVP over Wilt Chamberlain in 1962, Karl Malone won MVP over Michael Jordan in 1997 and Dirk Nowitzki was left out of the All-Star Game in 2001. Those were bad. Historians will decide if this is worse. A poll of 1,150 fans across the country found that Sacramento Kings mascot Slamson the Lion is the fifth-worst mascot in the NBA. Picking on the Kings is one thing, but Slamson is one cool cat. Most of these m…

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