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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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.    

That's "insane footage?"

325 days ago
17.

Observer999    

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

325 days ago
18.

ad    

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

325 days ago
19.

Ozzie X    

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

325 days ago
20.

Hanapana    

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

325 days ago
21.

Soda pop    

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

325 days ago
22.

LordGobblecock    

Slow day at TMZ? this is not gripping news

325 days ago
23.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

I've been there.

325 days ago
24.

idiots_abound    

Maybe its Owen Hart inside that costume

325 days ago
25.

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.

324 days ago
26.

KenzieQ    

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

324 days ago
27.

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.

323 days ago
28.

Nikki    

poor guy. lol

323 days ago
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