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The Raptors mascot has moved after Phoenix player Devin Booker complained about being distracted. And Twitter went wild

The Toronto Raptors fell short against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, but what happened late in the game was what got most fans talking.

Although only 1,000 fans were in the building due to Ontario’s COVID-19 warrant, one person made enough noise to be banned from the sights of Phoenix star Devin Booker.

He had the team of officials move the Raptors mascot on his crucial free throws in the dying moments of the game and the refs did. The NBA star explained what happened, explaining that he wanted him out of the way.

The Twitterverse had its own theories:

Josiah Johnson thought maybe Jurassic Park had something to do with it.

Rob Perez thought so too.

Toronto fan Jordan A. Hayles has said future Raptors-Suns games will have that extra element of revenge when fans are allowed to return to the building.

Halle said it clearly shows a lack of sportsmanship.

Kate 4 Barnes & Birds couldn’t believe what happened.

Canadian sports journalist Hayley McGoldrick believed Booker’s horoscope explained her reaction.

Sportsnet personality Faizal Khamisa checked the Raptor after the incident.

Raptors Show producer and co-host Alex Wong had some ideas on how the team can help each other achieve victory during the lockdown.

The Raptor unfortunately weren’t able to perform their regular duties during the lockdown, but found ways to keep the people of Scotiabank Arena entertained on calm game days.


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