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Denver Nuggets Mascot

PASSES OUT

... While Being Lowered From Rafters

11/2/2013 12:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky the Mountain Lion's motionless body was lowered from the Pepsi Center ceiling last night before their home opener ... but the big mystery is why.

The plan called for Rocky to be lowered from the rafters with a spotlight on him ... but when his descent to the floor began -- Rocky didn't move a muscle ... and instantly collapsed when he touched the ground.

According to reports ... the guy in the suit was checked out right after and walked off the court on his own, but so far ... the team has been hush-hush on what happened.

Good news -- the team should have Rocky back for their next game.

Bad news -- the team got their asses kicked by the Blazers.

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1.

Kelly    

Hilarious!

322 days ago
2.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

I'm no rocket scientist but it seems pretty easy to figure out. The Mile High City, less barometric pressure, thinner air, stick a guy up at the top of a stadium and put a whole head costume on him so he gets even less oxygen. Like I said, it doesn't take a rocket scientist.

322 days ago
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GJMed423    

The harness likely caused postural hypotension due to compression of the blood vessels in his groin (the femorals)... he was probably hanging there so long that blood supply back to his brain was reduced, causing him to "faint"

322 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

LMAO... and heres your dead mascot kids.

322 days ago
5.

Jamie    

"During his decent"...you guys at KMZ are some illiterate, stupid A&&es. The word is DESCEND. Effing FOOLS... THE ONLY THINGS YOU GUYS ARE GOOD AT IS DEFENDING THE K KLAN.

322 days ago
6.

Carl    

Seems pretty obvious to me what happened. I think his shirt probably got pulled up against his neck and cut off the blood supply to his head.

322 days ago
7.

Jessica    

Hey TMZ, here is a tip for you:

Decent - acceptable standard.
Descent- moving downward.

322 days ago
8.

Barry Soetoro    

Drug overdose.

322 days ago
9.

Azi    

Rocky the mountain lion is a big p uss y.

322 days ago
10.

Ace    

It looks like an Ariel Castro impersonation.

322 days ago
11.

Kabala    

Poor mascot.

322 days ago
12.

Ron    

If the harness choked off the blood to his brain via the groin area, could that be what's wrong with Charlie Sheen since he sits with his legs tightly crossed like something is trying to escape?

322 days ago
13.

Doodlebug    

Maybe he has diabetes and his insulin is low

322 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Presented by UFC????? Whats the UFC have to do with this? Upper right corner of the pic

322 days ago
15.

Scooter    

Needs to learn the difference between Sativa and Indica.... God Bless Colorado!

321 days ago
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