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Psycho Mascot Alert: Burnie Sits Atop Arena Until Wade Signs

Burnie is raising the stakes in the free agency chase



    Professional mascots can do some pretty crazy things: jump through rings of fire, turn 20 somersaults in the air before dunking a basketball or go to a kindergarten class without wearing a cup.

    But Burnie is taking extreme fanaticism to new heights.

    The Miami Heat's mascot has erected a perch atop the AmericanAirlines Arena and has vowed not to come down until Dwyane Wade re-signs with the team.

    You want proof? There's a webcam that will run 24 hours a day to prove he is up there.

    Burnie on the Brink

    [MI] Burnie on the Brink
    If you've driven by the Arena today, you've noticed Burnie has taken his message to new heights.
    (Published Friday, July 2, 2010)

    So what will the mascot do if Wade signs with another team? Will we see the first mascot suicide attempt live on the Internet? That's some kind of pressure, D-Wade.

    But there is no telling how long it will take for Wade to sign, even if it's with the Heat. And it gets really hot at those heights, Burnie.

    NBCMiami's Adam Kuperstein delivered Burnie some things to keep him from losing his mind or his over-sized stomach while he waits -- water, toilet paper, a vuvuzela and constant updates on D-Wade's travel itinerary.

    Where's your suicidal mascot, Chicago or New York?