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Clippers introduce new mascot Chuck the Condor

Clippers introduce new mascot Chuck the Condor

As newsworthy developments go, the introduction of Chuck the Condor as the new Clippers mascot Monday night felt like a distant second in a surreal halftime scene.

The condor featuring a pink head, a blue beak and a gray body covered by a Clippers jersey jumped off a trampoline for a dunk. Pretty standard stuff. Then he held up a sign toward Clippers owner Steve Ballmer reading, "Your turn!"

Never one to back down to a challenge, Ballmer was game.

"We do what Chuck tells us to do," Ballmer told fans at Staples Center, promising free Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers to everyone in attendance if he was successful. "I'll...

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