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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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16.

Scooter    

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

167 days ago
17.

KARMA K    

Funny

167 days ago
18.

.    

That's "insane footage?"

167 days ago
19.

Observer999    

I'm pretty sure I saw a second mascot on the grassy knoll. Mascot clone? Inquiring minds want to know.

167 days ago
20.

ad    

Wow, poor guy! There is a full video on www. lasportsanostra.com

167 days ago
21.

Ozzie X    

Here I thought it was just a pinata. I should have brought my spiked bat to the game.

167 days ago
22.

Hanapana    

Just think....we'll probably never know if the guy was alright.

167 days ago
23.

Soda pop    

Should have just went with a gold nugget....

167 days ago
24.

LordGobblecock    

Slow day at TMZ? this is not gripping news

167 days ago
25.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

I've been there.

166 days ago
26.

idiots_abound    

Maybe its Owen Hart inside that costume

166 days ago
27.

wh    

poor guy, or the person... I don't think it's funny. If the game got delayed, someone in that suit must of been boiling inside!

They should of made more holes or something on the face mask.

He always does his job.

166 days ago
28.

KenzieQ    

I feel very evil bc I can't stop laughing :D

166 days ago
29.

Rob Cypher    

He probably was j3rking off before the game started and the lack of oxygen made it so good that he passed out. Some people like to do that, you know, like that dude from INXS.

165 days ago
30.

Nikki    

poor guy. lol

165 days ago
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