Bango Named Most Awesome Mascot By Cartoon Network

The NBA's Mascot of the Year adds Most Awesome Mascot to resume

02/26/2011

Last night, Milwaukee Bucks mascot Bango received the "Most Awesome Mascot" award at the Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards. Bango faced tough competition but emerged victorious against the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, the Phillie Phanatic and the Tennessee Titans T-Rac in the fan vote.

This adds to Bango's long list of accomplishments. Already the reigning NBA Mascot of the Year, Bango is in his 33rd season with the Bucks and he has been energizing and entertaining Bucks fans with his high flying dunks, acrobatic moves and crazy shenanigans. After an ACL injury ended his 2008-09 campaign early, Bango came back in full force during the 2009-10 season to win the NBA's Mascot of the Year award. He performed numerous stunts throughout the season, including his incredible dunk off a 16-foot ladder at the Bradley Center during a Bucks playoff game that made national headlines. Bango recently made an appearance at the 2011 All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and also performed at the 2010 French Basketball League All-Star game in Paris, France.

The ageless Bango has brought smiles and thrills to Bucks fans at home games, appearances, parades, school assemblies, hospital visits and everywhere Bucks fans celebrate since 1977. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and China.