In the year 1776, Delaware state representative Caesar Rodney signed the Declaration of Independence. He became famous for this and many other historic accomplishments… but little do historians know that Caesar Rodney had a beloved pet fox. With his influence, the fox later became the official state animal of Delaware.
Many generations later, the fox is still revered here, and the animal itself is plentiful in this state. One particular young animal has been drawn to Delaware’s NBA G League franchise—the 87ers—by his unconditional love for the game of basketball and its passionate fans.