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Robin Lopez Bests Hooper, Detroit's Mascot, Once Again.

Portland's center dominates opponents sometimes, but mascots? Always.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazer Robin Lopez's pugnacious post moves were carried out once again outside of the painted area as he corralled the Detroit Piston's mascot, Hooper the Horse, carried him off the court, and dumped him close to the Blazer locker room at the Palace in Auburn Hills. Here is video from Seth Rosenthal at

After trading threats on Twitter the ongoing feud erupted last December when Hooper mockingly wore what appeared to be a Lopez wig.

The horseplay seems all in good fun when the two recently collaborated on off court artwork: