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Russel Westbrook is a Mascot Hater

Donavon Murphy | On 22, Jan 2013

Mascots play a huge role in sports. They bring extra excitement and team spirit to the table. You gotta love em’.

Russel Westbrook, point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has had his fair share of mascots. It seems as though he reached his breaking point with Denver Nuggets mascot,  Rocky.

Westbrook blocked two of Rocky’s over-the-head half court shots –a shot he has already nailed twice.

Here’s how it all played out according to Benjamin Hochman at the Denver Post

Super mascot Rocky shoots backward half-court shots during a fourth-quarter timeout of every game. If he makes one, fans get free Qdoba queso. Well, Rocky’s final attempt appeared to be going in, but the Thunder’s Westbrook, walking onto the court, jumped up and blocked the shot. The arena erupted in boos and continued every time he touched the ball.

Then Rocky tried again during the next timeout and Westbrook, again, caught the shot, this time throwing the ball into the stands. The boos became deafening. But Westbrook seemed to feed off it, first flashing a villainous smile, but then firing a dagger of daggers. With 22.9 seconds left, and the Thunder down three points, he unflappably floated an arcing 3-pointer over Wilson Chandler, tying the game.

“Russell made a lot of friends here tonight,” Karl said sarcastically.

HILARIOUS. All mascots beware of Russel Westbrook. 


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