Delightfully Different

Delightfully Different - The Original Utah Jazz Bear


Delightfully Different by Lexi Papadopoulos

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He’s in the Hall of Fame. He’s won tons of awards. He jumped through fire, rode motorcycles, rode a bull, skied down arena stairs, can slam dunk, and is beloved by the community. His identity was a secret for 25 years. He’s Jon Absey and he was an NBA mascot; the original Utah Jazz Bear. We find out how Jon got his start, how it came to an end, how his family and friends kept his secret, and what it’s like to be an NBA mascot for most of his adult life. Plus he’s got lots of stories.

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