ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For an NBA team, what good is having a mascot if you do not use the mascot at some point to scare the heck out of players? We saw it earlier this season in Phoenix, where the Gorilla popped out of a trash can wielding an air horn. And last season in Milwaukee, Bucks mascot Bango scared Dwight Howard.
So recently in Houston, the Rockets used their inflatable version of their mascot, Clutch, to stand sentry in a hallway and suddenly and terrifyingly come to life as various Rockets players left practice. The best part of this video is probably the slow motion replays spliced in, showing the players leaping into the air with genuinely frightened looks plastered across their faces.
VIDEO: Mascot Scares Rockets