Reactions to Pierre the Pelican

Oct 25, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic point guard Ronnie Price (10) drives past New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Austin Rivers (25) during the first half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

So, the New Orleans Pelicans’ new mascot, is, well, interesting?

Yeah, we’ll go with interesting.

If you haven’t seen Pierre the Pelican yet, here is your first look, courtesy of the official twitter feed of the Pelicans:

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Comments across the board have been pretty funny.

FanSided’s director of all things NBA, Andrew Kennedy said he believed Pierre belonged at Disney World as a character in Splash Mountain.

Others appear to be fearing for their lives.

The Pelicans should be one of the more improved teams in the league. After winning the #1 overall pick in the 2012 draft lottery, they selected Kentucky Wildcats’ big man Anthony Davis. Davis was limited to 64 games because of injuries, but still managed to average 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.

They also added Ryan Anderson and although he’s out one-to-three weeks with a chip fracture in a toe on his right foot, he will provide underrated rebounding and excellent three-point shooting.

The Pelican acquired all-star point guard Jrue Holiday in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers and if shooting guard Eric Gordon can stay healthy, they could form one of the league’s best back courts.

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