Meet Clutch. He’s the beloved mascot of the Houston Rockets. As you can see, Clutch seems like a delightful character, harmless enough, exactly what folks have come to expect out of a mascot. Cute, over-sized and loveable. A mascot children as well as adults can love.
But when it comes to commitment to a bit, Clutch doesn’t take that kind of responsibility lightly. He’s a committed, tenacious performer.
To wit: for a clearly staged scene during Tuesday night’s home court tilt against the Los Angeles Lakers (lots of good stuff from this game: see here and here), cameras captured Clutch coming upon a supposed Lakers fan, fully regaled in a Kobe Bryant jersey and annoyingly chatting away on his cell phone.
That’s when Clutch springs into action. And when Clutch let’s it all hang out for an in-arena routine, he unleashes the beast.
Armed with a cake, Clutch unloads on the poor guy. I mean it’s violent, so much so it’s reasonable to wonder if the actor was in stable condition afterward or required medical attention and/or a trip to the hospital.
Jeez Louise. Shocking brutality. The force in which Clutch drives the cake into the guy’s waiting mug is aggressive to say the least. Hazard pay-worthy, possibly. The guy will be picking pieces of cake and hunks of frosting out of every orifice in his head for weeks.
And here it is in slo-mo:
Oh, the humanity. Poor, poor Lakers Impersonator Guy.
Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, recently finalized the sale of one of her three Southern California mansions, TMZ reports. Kobe signed the couple’s three properties over to her wife when they were beginning divorce proceedings in late 2011. Vanessa listed the 6,000 square foot mansion on sale for $3.75 million in September. TMZ reports and a listing service confirms that the property...
NBA TV had a minor mishap to start off the broadcast of Tuesday night's LA Lakers/Houston Rockets game when they displayed the starting lineups, which featured Kobe Bryant playing all five positions for the Lakers.
If Bryant could clone himself, Lakers fans would probably be pretty excited about that starting lineup.
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Just so everyone is aware, the Los Angeles Lakers lost, again. They were beat up by the Rockets and their problem may have been due to the lineup they put out on the court. The team is missing Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol, and we all know that Kobe Bryant can be a ball-hog at times, but this was taking it to another level. For what it is worth, this was Chris Webber’s suggestion H/T Game On!
What chemistry issues?
The comedy that is the Lakers’ 2012-13 season kicked up a notch recently when the New York Daily News reported that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were involved in a “heated exchange” following the team’s loss to the Knicks on New Year’s Day. But while the news led to further speculation that the Lakers are a team in disarray, a photo tweeted out by...
Athletes on Twitter – some never update (see: Rodgers, Aaron), others use it to get their name on SportsCenter (see: James, LeBron) and then we have the group that use it for other purposes: trolling, hitting on someone else’s girlfriend, giving the NFL the proverbial middle finger or making fun of ridiculous rumors.
Earlier in the week, there was a rumor flying around the...
First there were rumors that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had some sort of altercation on New Year’s day after Kobe allegedly called called Dwight “soft.” To add fuel to that rumor, there were whispers that Dwight’s “praise” of this season’s Clippers great chemistry were related to problems within the Lakers locker room. On [...]
Amid reports that LA’s two superstars (Kobe & Dwight) are feuding, Kobe Bryant used his newly acquired Twitter account to dismiss such rumors by posting a photo of himself and DH12 with their dukes up being separated by Mike D’Antoni. Howard reposted the photo on his Instagram account with the caption “The Re-match.” So the Lakers are a fun buncha guys after all, ay?
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January 07, 2013
Kobe Bryant vs. Dwight Howard
So much for the rumored fight between Los Angeles Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. Bryant posted this photo to his Twitter page today.
"The mamba vs d12 !! It's on lol," Bryant wrote.
How dare they put Mike D'Antoni in the middle. Can we get this signed for WrestleMania, Vince McMahon?
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is out indefinitely with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, while forward Pau Gasol is out with a concussion, according to ESPN.
"I would like to play but I just want to make sure that my shoulder is good to go," Howard said after the Lakers' 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Click Link Below to Read Story!
The Mike D'Antoni error is in full swing in the Los Angeles. Remember when Steve Nash's return was going to save the Lakers? Ah, seems like only yesterday. Well, it was only about two weeks ago. And now we have reports that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard almost got into it in the locker room. Welcome to LA, the land of soap operas.Since Steve Nash returned from his leg injury...
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