Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 10:15 am  |  15 responses

Russell Westbrook Goaltends Denver Nuggets Mascot’s Shots (VIDEO)

Sorry fans, no queso for you!

The Denver Nuggets prevailed over the OKC Thunder in a hard-fought, overtime thriller. The biggest beef of the game, however, was between Russell Westbrook and Nuggets mascot Rocky. Russ trolled the fans in Denver by goaltending two of his halfcourt attempts. Per the Denver Post: “Fans now have a villain,’ Ty Lawson said. [...] See, SuperMascot Rocky shoots backwards halfcourt shots during a fourth-quarter timeout of every game. If he makes one, fans get free Qdoba queso. It’s perhaps the most-popular during-timeout thing they do at Nugget games. Well, Rocky’s final attempt appeared to be going in, but the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, walking onto the court, jumped up and blocked/goaltended the shot. The arena erupted in boos and fans continued to boo so every time Westbrook touched the basketball. So that was bad enough, right? Rocky returned to midcourt again during the next timeout. And Westbrook, again, caught the shot, this time throwing the ball into the stands (as seen in the video below). The boos became deafening. ‘Russell made a lot of friends here,’ Nuggets coach George Karl said sarcastically, following Denver’s 121-118 win. ‘He’s a feisty guy who likes to create intensity. I like intensity. I’m sure the next time we’ll have some locker room talk. I saw him block the shot and then he threw the ball into the crowd. I know in the rule book it says you’re not allowed to throw the ball into the crowd.’ Karl was told it wasn’t the actual game ball, but just one that Rocky was using. ‘Well that’s a good question — he did throw a ball into the crowd,’ Karl said. ‘Maybe I can call the league office on that tomorrow, along with 20 other things.’ [...] Asked about Westbrook, Lawson said, ‘I thought it was funny, you don’t expect that. Nobody that’s come through the Pepsi Center (has done that). Funny guy, man.’”

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  • bravo

    lol sore loser

  • James The Balla

    Loved this last night. So funny!

  • theDankerNuggets

    haha this is actually pretty awesome, it annoys me a little how much louder the fans tend to get when Rocky makes the shot than during the actual game. Also I didn’t realize SuperMascot Rocky was his official name haha

  • spit hot fiyah

    goaltending! and rocky travelled

  • Max

    This is epic.
    Westbrook loves the boo’s

  • M Cho

    Kevin Garnett nods approvingly.

  • roscoe

    pro teams w/ mascots… really?

  • Lloyd

    every team in professional sports has a mascot. it’s a fan favourite. the raptor is sick.

  • Rage McTurpentine

    Surprised it wasn’t a foul on Rocky the way the officials called that game… this was all class from Westbrook and taking it to the paying fans tops off what a looser this guy is!

  • Stacy

    Funny!!! Can’t help but love Russell Westbrook!!! And I do!!! Thunder up!!!

  • DaRaptor

    Russell Westbrook would be the best heel in the WWE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Easily one of the biggest troll moments of the year, lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman


  • pposse

    Westbrook is definatlely the Yin (bad) to Kevin Durants Yang (good)

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    he ‘sho does!