2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship Mascot

Meet Bascat, the 2010 FIBA World Championship Mascot

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Bascat, 2010 FIBA World Championship mascot

The 16th rendition of one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the world, the FIBA World Basketball Championship is being hosted by Turkey from August 28 to September 12, 2010.

Just like with any international sports competition, it would not be complete without its mascot.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup has Zakumi, the 2010 Winter Olympics has Sumi, Quatchi, Miga and Mukmuk.

Meet Bascat, the 2010 FIBA World Championship mascot!

Bascat is a Turkish Van, a cat breed native to Turkey generally with eyes of two different colors: blue and green.

According to its official page, Bascat thinks he is a dog.

He thinks he is the best basketball playing dog in the world only to realize that he is in fact a cat – but a brilliant and loveable and unique cat at that.

His head takes cue from the crescent moon depicted in the Turkish flag.

Follow Team USA with this ESPN TV schedule guide and watch the 2010 FIBA World Championship from August 28 to September 12, 2010.


1st UPDATE: Check out these Semifinal matches:

Serbia vs Turkey [TV schedule and channel]

USA vs Lithuania [TV schedule and channel]

2nd UPDATE: USA and Turkey won their respective Semifinal matches to set up a showdown.

It’s USA vs Turkey in the 2010 FIBA World Championship Finals!

It will be held on September 12, 2010 at the Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey.

Who’s your pick?

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2 Responses to “Meet Bascat, the 2010 FIBA World Championship Mascot”

  1. Pacquiao vs Margarito Says:

    Wow, nice cat, I couldn’t imagine a cat playing a basketball. Well Its just a mascot so i think its alright. hehehe… The character of Bascat seems to depict on Turkish history as well.


    ark Reply:

    It’s more odd that they describe the cat as someone who thinks of itself as a dog. Weird.


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