King Cake Baby is one of the creepiest mascots in sports, but the New Orleans Pelicans aren’t getting rid of it just yet. With the NBA All-Star Game in the Crescent City this weekend, King Cake Baby is making the rounds. On Thursday, the extremely terrifying mascot visited ESPN’s The Jump set in New Orleans and gave analyst Tracy McGrady a scare up close.
I mean, King Cake Baby was really up close and personal with T-Mac. Look.
T-Mac is all of us when meeting King Cake Baby pic.twitter.com/dVHhnqkCY8
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 16, 2017
ESPN NBA reporter Zach Lowe also got face-to-face with KCB:
It's been a good ride everyone pic.twitter.com/So8ejkmipM
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) February 16, 2017
But not everyone was creeped out:
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 16, 2017
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) February 16, 2017
McGrady and King Cake Baby did pose for a picture later on:
— King Cake Baby (@KingCakeBaby) February 16, 2017
Still, that’s one of the most bizarre faces on a mascot. And you’ll likely see it quite a bit during All-Star Weekend. You have been warned.