Burnie – Miami Heat
What would the Philly Phantic look like on an acid trip? It appears the Miami Heat tried to answer that question when they thought up "Burnie," who resembles a flame with a basketball for a nose.
In 1994, Burnie was taken to court for dancing with a woman at an exhibition game in Puerto Rico during a time-out. The woman was the wife of a Federal Judge and as she pulled away from Burnie, she fell down. Somehow, Burnie faced 20 years in jail for aggravated assault and battery, and was also sued for $1 million in emotional distress. The case was settled for $50,000.
We don't want to know what would have happened to Burnie had he wound up in prison.