GIF: Dikembe Mutombo denies Nuggets’ mascot Rocky


The Nuggets celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the team that became the first 8 seed to beat a 1 when they knocked off the Seattle Sonics (yes, there was an actual NBA team in Seattle once, not just fans complaining…hard to believe, isn’t it?) in the first round of the 1994 playoffs with throwback unis and old players, the works.

Yes, they’re celebrating the anniversary a victory in the FIRST round. For the Nuggets, that’s like a title. But that’s not the important part of this.

The important part was Dikembe Mutombo was in the building. And he was going to set the team’s mascot Rocky up for a dunk. Except there was one problem: no one dunks on Dikembe Mutombo.

Rocky learned the hard way:


(GIF via @SBNationGIF)

And now the Nuggets need a new mascot.

Perhaps they should let everyone on their team not named Ty Lawson try to dunk on Dikembe too.

Who has the better wag, Dikembe or Amare Stoudemire? Here was Amare’s version:

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