Legally named “Von Brauhof,” a Baltimore Civic Center fixture affectionately known as “Alex the Bullet” entertained Baltimore Bullets fans not with thunderous slam dunks, but with cute canine tricks during timeouts. The beloved dachshund was transported during his tenure as the team mascot in this canvas carrying case. This unique hoops artifact features “Alex “THE BULLET”” adhered to the side in orange rubber, while “bullets MASCOT” is painted on the other side. The item is complete with a zipper, handles and Alex’s leash, registration and vaccination tags!
”Alex the Bullet” was a Baltimore Bullets team mascot from the 1968-69 through 1972-73 seasons. The energetic canine was joined by a dog named “Buckshot” to do intermission antics. When “Buckshot” died from allegedly eating too many acorns, “Tiny BB” was his able replacement. But all the while, “Alex the Bullet” was the headliner, outlasting human exhibitionist “Dancing Harry,” who paced the sidelines, casting an imaginary “hex” on opponents. When “Harry” followed Earl Monroe to New York during the 1971-72 season, “Alex” remained, loyal like a dog. The offered carrying case is a remarkable reminder and in nice condition. Included is Alex’ leash and a layer of carpet.