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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 10:25 am  |  12 responses

Phoenix Suns Gorilla Mascot Was Punched in the Nose, Bloodied


It’s been quite a rough season for NBA mascots. The Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla is the latest injury victim, as he suffered a bloody nose courtesy a less-than-amused Miami Heat fan. Reports the AZ Republic: “The Phoenix Suns Gorilla kicked the wrong man Tuesday night, a Miami Heat fan who didn’t see the humor and responded with a punch to the mascot’s nose, police said. The gorilla’s nose was bloodied and his antagonist’s point was made. Both ended the night none the worse for wear, and neither was charged after Tempe police took a report at Dave & Buster’s in Tempe Marketplace. It started just before 6:30p.m., police said. The Suns Gorilla at the event, Robert Woolf, who is not the same Suns Gorilla who performs at games, was at Dave & Buster’s with other Suns employees, police said. Woolf attempted to high-five Timothy Austin, who refused to participate because he is a Miami Heat fan, police said. The gorilla, acting in a way he described as ‘playful,’ kicked Austin. Austin then threw the punch, and police were called, officials said.”

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  • Bravo

    By MWP

  • thetalkingcomb

    I’m confused, so the fake gorilla has fake blood too?

  • LA Huey

    David West

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Reggie Evans: The Suns Gorilla Mascot Should Defend Himself, Not Count on Others

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Tim austin aka david west

  • http://fjklsf.com Jukai

    This is kind of how I feel as a fan of The Suns.

  • DABIGFUNDAMENTAL

    kick the mascot. I love this game

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Guy in gorilla suit punched in nose. Sounds about right.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    DAMN! Suns just cant win… smh

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Sad story. I always have love for mascots.

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

    co-sign talkingcomb

  • bike

    What a wimpy ape. Probably can’t even peel a banana with his feet.

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