The Force was strong with this one. The Detroit Pistons and the Palace Sports & Entertainment production team won the 2013 National Golden Matrix Award for Best Mascot Video.
This is the first Golden Matrix Award for Palace Sports & Entertainment since 2003. Ryan Archibald and Barry Walton produced the original “Hooper’s World: A New Saga” digital short for Star Wars Night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The video, starring Hooper and Detroit Pistons Center Andre Drummond, aired in-arena during the Pistons win over the Atlanta Hawks in January.