Some A-Hole STOLE NBA Icon Red Panda's Unicycle! -HM

Carrie Guzman
February 4, 2018

Niu is known for juggling plates on her head and feet while balancing on a unicycle during halftime at sporting events. She participated in "America's Got Talent" in 2013 but withdrew from the show to deal with her father's illness.

Rong Niu know as Red Panda performs acrobatic unicycle act during the halftime of a game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. "With a new, custom made unicycle we are glad that we could do our small part to help this great tradition continue", Warriors president Rick Welts posted on Twitter.

"She's heartbroken", her agent, Pat Figley of San Francisco-based Farallon Entertainment, said according to KTVU.

Red Panda, who has been performing her juggling and balancing act at National Basketball Association arenas and other sporting events for decades, was distraught after the unicycle was stolen, causing her to uncharacteristically drop objects during her act, KTVU reported earlier this week. It just blew me away. The feats play very well in National Basketball Association arenas, where she's been deemed the league's most sought-after halftime act.

"Clemson was not good at all", she said.

Some A-Hole STOLE NBA Icon Red Panda's Unicycle! -HM
Some A-Hole STOLE NBA Icon Red Panda's Unicycle! -HM

A popular halftime performer who was sidelined by a thief hopes to be back in the game later this year - thanks to the Golden State Warriors. "She's dropping balls. She's just not used to it".

"It's scary", she admitted, adding that the stress, on top of her shaky performances on the replacement cycle, have led to a stressful week for the performer.

In 2015, Niu told ESPN she has practiced her craft since she was 7 years old and attended a Chinese school for acrobats. She's able to flip and catch up to five bowls at a time-although she's done six in practice sessions-and build a stand up to 16 bowls high.

During one halftime moment she would rather forget, she fell while performing at a Cavaliers game.

Her lasting memory from that night? "LeBron was there. I was so upset".

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