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The Indiana Pacers' incredible 1975 Playoff run was fueled by none other than "Dancin' Harry," a mysterious, strangely-dressed mascot hailing from parts unknown.
Dancin' Harry's sole purpose was to put a hex -- the "Whammy" -- on the opposing team.
During a time out, he would dance, twirl his cape, and shake his fingers at the other team's huddle (above right). From that point on, the Pacers' opponent was doomed.
In the 1975 ABA Playoffs, Dancin' Harry's hex worked against the heavily favored San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets, but failed in the Championship Series against the Kentucky Colonels.
Forgotten ABA Playoff Series:
1975 Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets
Indiana Pacers History Page