Found January 21, 2013 on
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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 good fun, of course. However, the Nuggets got the last laugh after coming away with a win.
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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...
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":
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.
The Basketball Gods didn’t like this and Thunder ended up losing in OT.
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:
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. ...
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...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are in LA to take on the Clippers. The Clippers are a half a game behind the Thunder for the number one slot in the west. The Thunder got into LA late Sunday night and everyone knows what the go to move is in LA on Sundays, Greystone Manor.
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and his boo Keri Hilson were all spotted at the West Hollywood hotspot...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...