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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 1:16 pm  |  27 responses

Cavaliers’ Mascot Hospitalized After Playfighting With David West


Mascot down! Mascot down! The Cleveland Cavaliers’ mascot, Moondog, had to be taken to a local hospital last night, when a playfight with David West of the visiting Indiana Pacers got a little too rough. The Plain Dealer reports: “The Cavaliers’ growing injury list will now include its team mascot. Moondog needed to be taken to a local hospital after suffering an eye injury during a pre-game play fight with Indiana Pacers forward David West at The Q on Wednesday night. The Cavalier canine was later released and a team spokesman said he should be fine. The club did not update his status for Sunday’s game against Orlando. It’s unclear whether the Cavs, already without Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao among others, will need to promote a mascot from the NBA Development League. ‘He jumped at me so I thought we were playing around and then the next thing I know he went down,’ West told reporters after the game. ‘It was definitely an accident.’ Moondog was spotted running through the hall, his dog head removed, clutching a towel to his eye. The mascot occasionally has fun sparring with opposing players before the game or during a timeout. Moondog and West exchanged some playful punches and apparently one caught him hard enough to do damage.”

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  • Marc

    lmfaoooooo

  • http://sportsbybrooks.com/boxscores-never-lie-or-exaggerate-on-twitter-30011 Allenp

    Even Chuck Norris doesn’t play fight with David West.

  • bike

    From now on, the only thing Moondog will do before games is lick his balls.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/lebron-james-played-superb-defense-on-derrick-rose/70485 nbk

    David West IS a boxer after all. Learn to pick your fights moondog. And kudos to whoever wrote this.

  • Rainman

    hahaha @ the whole fiasco.
    And very well written as well, good stuff

  • DruNyce

    LOL damn… ‘homie don’t play that’

  • shuref00t

    So now David West is the new Michael Vick.

  • bike

    Best headline ever. Too funny. I will never forget when david west tapped dirks face, dirk just stood there, taking it. David west is so grimy. Beyond awesome

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    I refuse to actually read this post in case it ruins the headline for me.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    and why is cleveland’s mascot a dog?

  • LA Huey

    Hilarious.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    The Cavaliers’ growing injury list will now include its team mascot. LOLLLLL!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Was David West checked out for rabies?

  • Old Long Johnson

    the D-League line got me lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    “It’s unclear whether the Cavs, already without Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao among others, will need to promote a mascot from the NBA Development League.” HAHA

  • Fresh Boirdee

    @ Spit Hot Fiyah…. The same reason the Sun’s mascot is a Gorilla

  • @boweezy24

    ^ hahaha

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/40441/avery-bradley-matters-now nbk

    The Moondog was a singing telegram messenger sent by a loyal fan?

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    this happened alllll the time in the 80´s/90´s. Barkley punched a lot of mascottes during his career.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4&feature=related Copacabanban

    Only in Cleveland

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Can you imagine if LeBron or Bynum did this?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @ fresh, which is?

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    In an Nba season full of such headline gems as, ‘Kobe thinks his detractors are idiots’ or ‘Ron Artest: Call me Metta World Peace’, this one truly takes the cake.
    Freaking hilarious (and that includes Dirk’s ‘in swag to the symphony’)

  • jake

    David West is the new Mike Vick…

  • Yann Blavec

    insert PETA joke here…

  • porsorat_988

    سلام
    کسی اینجا فارسی زبان هست؟

  • porsorat_988

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    کسی اگر کمکی می تواند بکند ممنون میشم
    ایملم porsorat_988@yahoo.com هست

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