Blocking a mascot’s shot when he’s trying to win free cheese for the entire crowd is pretty low. Doing it a second time is even worse.

I know that looks like the same play, but take it from the Denver Post — Russell Westbrook is Denver’s Public Enemy Number One:

SuperMascot Rocky shoots backwards halfcourt shots during a fourth-quarter timeout of every game. If he makes one, fans get free Qdoba queso. It’s perhaps the most-popular during-timeout thing they do at Nugget games.

Well, Rocky’s final attempt appeared to be going in, but the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, walking onto the court, jumped up and blocked/goaltended the shot. The arena erupted in boos and fans continued to boo so every time Westbrook touched the basketball.

So that was bad enough, right?

Rocky returned to midcourt again during the next timeout. And Westbrook, again, caught the shot, this time throwing the ball into the stands. The boos became deafening.

To be honest, I’m surprised it wasn’t Rajon Rondo who did this, because it seems like a very Rondo thing to do. Next thing you know, Russell Westbrook will be passing up shots left and right.

Well, maybe not.

Comments (25)

  1. I know it’s a dick move but for some reason I really like this.

    • Haha yea there’s something weirdly satisfying about watching this

    • Right there with you. I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this on tv. I didn’t know about the free cheese promotion, though, which somehow just makes this weirder and funnier.

    • Just some nice hate between fans and a player…
      We’ve missed this since Reggie Miller retired.

      And seriously, if giving them free cheese is the best way to entertain these fans, then I gues they don’t deserve free cheese…

    • C’mon … give Russell a little love … he just saved about 6,000 fat white males from having a coronary in the second half!

  2. yeah me too. well at least I think it’s kinda badass.
    although: I used to like rondo too, but by now his dickishness has convinced me to find him mostly annoying. and I’m certainly not alone with that. so watch out russ, there’s only so many dickmoves you can pull off before most things you do will be seen as either a “dickmove” (shooting too much, doing generally mean stuff) or as a “weird move by a dick” (weird shirts). tough perspective. be nice man!

  3. what’s the point of having refs if they aren’t going to call these blatant goaltends. qdoba paid them off and we’re all just supposed to bend over and take it. ruining the god damn game.

  4. Only found out about the free cheese after reading this, kinda felt bad for the fans coz they lost a possible freebie. But when I was watching the game, I was realy laughing hard coz he is trolling the mascot and the crowd. Not only did he did it once, he did it again with a funny grin. Plus the crowd was mad as hell lol.

  5. I don’t think Rondo would do such a thing. He might butt heads with opposing players or referees, but he wouldn’t ruin the fans’ experience. This was an unnecessary dick move by Westbrook.

    • Is possibly denying free queso “ruining the fans’ experience”? If so, the Nuggets might need to reconsider their entertainment value.

  6. Here’s an idea. Shoot toward the Nuggets basket.

  7. I always thought he looked like a ninja turtle, and with the OKC blue I figured he had to be Leonardo. I was wrong all along, he’s Slash. Only an evil turtle would do a thing like that.

  8. I hope the fans got the free cheese they deserved – or next home game, JaVale alley-oops the miss into a dunk.

    Watching the game, it seemed like a bit of a pantomime move by Russ. Pretty funny once.

    But twice?

    People need cheese.

  9. Rondo couldn’t even get up there…

  10. Someone is a sore loser I think. Serious WOTW consideration right?

  11. Stern will suspend him, and a wanking lawyer will sue him. It’s the way of the NBA nowadays.
    Now seriously, this is the closest thing to a big middle finger to the Nuggets fans (plus the mascot). Can you get in trouble for a metaphoric middle finger?

  12. So if those were goal tends, the basket counts, and everyone gets cheese, no?

  13. I understand that when a player is throwing a shot after the buzzer and you goaltend that shot, but the mascot? Ultimate dick move Westbrick (Although Durant had the bricking role yesterday). Loved how Russ wanted to shut up the booing fans with a three right away and bricked that one. Good game otherwise from him, but result don’t lie and he earned that karma.

  14. I was there, it was hilarious. Rocky always keeps shooting well after the buzzer and it holds up every game. I went to Pepsi to watch basketball, thanks Russ. No thanks to mo cheeks for playing defense and keeping Russ from doing it a third time. The ‘Westbrook sucks’ rained down from the stands the rest of the game. Classic, good win nuggs

  15. Yeah, like Westbrook is the first person in history to do anything like this. Grab a sense of humour, Nuggets fans, at least those who don’t have one. Besides, your team won. Be happy about that.

  16. I was at the game last night, the fans booed him every time he touched the ball the rest of the night, and he ended up cursing out some fans in the front row courtside seats. I was a few rows behind them, but I could clearly hear an FU and an impolitely worded request for fellatio.

  17. Russell WestTROLLk

  18. NO CHEESE FOR YOU!

    Most fun I’ve had losing a game in……. well, ever.

  19. Haha now he’s out karma

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