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Published January 26, 2012
DUNK INSURANCE: YAHOO SPORTS’ Cameron Smith noted the Pacers mascot Boomer last Friday “gained more notoriety than he bargained for by obliterating the backboard at an Indiana high school on the first dunk of one of his trademark halftime shows.” Members of the Pacers front office then traveled to the Hancock County school “to meet with school officials and immediately offered to replace the school's broken backboard.” The team also “refunded Boomer's appearance fee and said that the two sides would continue working together in good faith” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 1/25).