At long last, the Orlando Magic's postseason awards drought is over.
The Magic on Wednesday announced their mascot Stuff has won Mascot of the Year honors. Stuff's peers selected him for the honor during their recent annual meeting, the 20th time they've convened in such a fashion.
Stuff rose to prominence with his assist to Magic forward Aaron Gordon on this jam during the NBA Slam Dunk competition at All-Star Weekend. According to the Magic, Stuff's other accomplishments include "a death-defying back flip off a ladder through an inflatable hoop, an Academy Award-like performance in his trampoline symphony skit, [and] his unique 'What STUFF Does' video." The team put together this reel of Stuff highlights to mark the occasion.
In addition to entertaining fans at Magic events, Stuff also represents the team during community appearances. He hatched on October 31st, 1988 at Church Street Station and has been delighting Orlando fans--not to mention bedeviling its opponents--ever since.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said the NBA announced the Mascot of the Year honor. While the NBA's mascots indeed named Stuff the league's top mascot during a recent meeting, the NBA is not affiliated with the award. We regret the error.