Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Everyone has dreamed of flying through the air for acrobatic dunks, but few people ever consider the risk of going up from a trampoline-assisted alley-oop and having your head fall off.

The Pacers mascot suffered that very fate on Tuesday night while attempting a front flip dunk.

Poor guy lost his head #boomer

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​Not only did Boomer the Panther fail to slam home a cool dunk for the spectators, but also he likely left many of the children in attendance very confused.

Fans were treated to a 101-97 victory over the Pistons to help wash away the images of an anthropomorphic Panthers head falling off.

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