Found January 21, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Nba_thunder_vs_0339
The Oklahoma City Thunder were locked into an incredibly close game with the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, but that didn’t stop Russell Westbrook from taking some time during the fourth quarter to harass the Nuggets mascot. The mascot, who is known as Rocky, was attempting a couple of backwards over-the-head shots from half court when Westbrook decided that the shots were not going to fall on his watch. According to Eye on Basketball, one of Rocky’s attempts would have even won the crowd a free snack if he hit it. Westbrook jumped up and goaltended it anyway. Apparently Westbrook just felt that he could do whatever he wanted and no one could stop him. That seemed to be true throughout his 36-point night in which he hit a clutch three-pointer to help send the game to overtime, so why not carry it into commercial breaks as well? Denver won the game in overtime, but thanks to Westbrook their fans missed out on the potential of free queso. Maybe Rocky should just stick to Tebowing. No...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES
NO TIME FOR HIJINKS

Westbrook blocks Nuggets mascot's shots

Sunday night’s NBA slate featured a hotly contested match-up between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder, and as the game tightened late, Nuggets mascot Rocky attempted a couple no-look half-court shots during breaks in the action. Apparently, such mascot shenanigans don’t sit well with Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who took a page from Celtics forward Kevin Garnett...

Video: Russell Westbrook blocks mascot's shot twice

The Denver Nuggets eeked out a narrow 121-118 overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. But not before Russell Westbrook pulled a couple of fast ones on Denver's mascot, "Rocky".Rocky is denied on his half-court shot attempt not once, but twice by Westbrook during a stoppage in play. I believe those would be considered goaltending, sir.It was all in...

Russell Westbrook swats two half-court shot from Nuggets mascot "Rocky" (Video)

Over the years, I've seen crazy moments in the NBA but I've never seen an NBA player deny a mascot's half court shot.However, that's exactly what happened during last weekend's tilt between the Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder as OKC's Russell Westbrook denied a shot from Nuggets mascot "Rocky":

Russell Westbrook Prevents Nuggets Mascot From Hitting Half-Court Shot

The Nuggets played the Thunder on Sunday night. The Nuggets outlasted the Thunder in overtime in a thriller, there was even action during the timeouts. Love the move by Russell Westbrook here. Such a power move, the shot actually looked like it was going in.

Russell Westbrook Blocks Nuggets Mascot Half Court Shot…Twice (Video)

The Basketball Gods didn’t like this and Thunder ended up losing in OT.

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook Party In LA

What’s an NBA player to do away with a few days off before facing a Los Angeles opponent?  Party, of course.  After Sunday’s OT loss to the Nuggets, Thunder teammates, Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook touched down in LA and hit up GreyStone Manor in West Hollywood:

Russell Westbrook Was A Dick To This Lion

So, this happened: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.I’m not sure whose side I’m on. ...

Russell Westbrook Blocked the Denver Nuggets Mascot Twice (Video)

The Denver Nuggets upset the OKC Thunder 121-118 last night.  It wasn't because of Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant who both dropped 30+ points.  It might have had something to do with Westbrook wasting his time with the Nuggets mascot Rocky though.  Rocky took a couple no look shots during a break in play and Westbrook decided to block both shots.  Similar to what Kevin...

Thunder beat Clippers to extend West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Coming off a loss two nights earlier in Denver, the Oklahoma City Thunder were more interested in bouncing back with a win than making any statements against the Clippers. Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the Thunder won 109-97 on Tuesday night in a matchup of teams with the two best records in the NBA. "We've got 82 games...

Nuggets OT win snaps OKC win streak

Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak. Corey Brewer scored 26 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Nuggets, who reversed a 20-point loss to Oklahoma City last Wednesday. Danilo...

Thunder's win streak snapped by Nuggets

DENVER (AP) -- Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak. Corey Brewer scored 26 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Nuggets, who reversed a 20-point loss to Oklahoma City last...

Thunder-Clippers Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers own the NBA's top two records, yet both are coming off losses. One of them is about to have the makings of a losing streak. Oklahoma City continues its season-high six-game road trip Tuesday night at Staples Center where the Clippers will try to avoid their second set of back-to-back losses this month. The Thunder are a league...

This Week's "Asshole of the Week"

There better be a good reason why this is not in my lap right now.  You know, because I AM A HOMOSEXUAL!!! I figured that I should probably just reference Urban Meyer at the start since he is on a 233 day streak of being randomly mentioned in the comments here.  Make that 234!  Plus, if we're talking assholes, I can't think of a bigger Gaped Crusader than Urb.  I don...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.