The Pistons first mascot was named Sir Slam A Lot, who was with the team until November 1, 1996. That is when Hooper took over. Hooper is a horse who wears a Pistons’ jersey. The team made him a horse because of the connection between pistons and horsepower. He was introduced during the team’s unpopular change of colors, referred to as the “teal era”. While the color scheme was not very popular, Hooper was. He remains with the team today.
The Pistons also boast both a Cheer Team and Detroit Pistons Dancers. While the male/female Cheer Team supports the team, the Dancers perform on the court during the game breaks and also get to perform with musical acts during halftime. Recent halftime acts include Flo Rida and Jay Sean.