Best Mascot (2005)
Rocky the Mountain Lion
If he were, say, a member of another species, the Denver Nuggets' agile, sharpshooting mascot, Rocky the Mountain Lion, could probably solve the team's outside scoring problem. For fifteen years, he's been draining it from half-court -- backwards -- and he's not bad slam-dunking off a trampoline, either. With his floppy red sneakers and a rakish bolt of lightning for a tail, this perennial crowd favorite remains the league's most popular mascot -- as evidenced by the love players and fans showered on him at this year's NBA All-Star Game.
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