Lifeless mascot Rocky scares Denver Nuggets fans

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky was unconscious when lowered to centre court for a pre-game ceremony...

Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky was unconscious when lowered to centre court for a pre-game ceremony Friday. (YouTube)

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, Last Updated: 4:17 PM ET

Denver Nuggets fans were horrified during Friday night’s home opener when Rocky, the team’s mascot, dangled lifelessly above the court during a pre-game ceremony.

The plan was for Rocky to be lowered in a harness with a spotlight on him, but the person inside the costume lost consciousness during the stunt.

When it was discovered the mascot wasn’t moving, the spotlight quickly turned off and Rocky collapsed upon reaching the floor.

The mascot was checked by team medical staff before walking off the court under its own power, according to Denver ABC affiliate KMGH.

On television, it appeared Rocky was hanging by the neck, but the harness was in fact around the torso.

Afterward, the mascot tweeted that he was “feeling much better” and hoped to be back in action for the team’s Nov. 5 game against the San Antonio Spurs.


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