No soup for you, Rocky. Not today.
The Denver Nuggets mascot tried to pull off some high-flying heroics on Monday night but ended up on the wrong end of a Dikembe Mutombo finger wag.
Video of the event was posted by @CJZero on Vine, and the ruse involved the former Nuggets center rejecting Rocky's attempt at a dunk.
Mutombo had been invited to the Pepsi Center to be recognized with the rest of 1993-94 Nuggets for their improbable series victory against the top-seeded Seattle SuperSonics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Naturally, he wanted to make the occasion a memorable one.
This is just another day in Mutombo’s strange and mysterious post-basketball career.
Since retiring in 2009, Mutombo has had his elbows in everything from hospital building and online gaming to a murky gold-buying situation in his native Congo. He is his own brand of 21st-century renaissance man and arguably more famous than he’s ever been.
Thanks to moments such as this one, you don’t have to be a ‘90s basketball fan to know who Dikembe Mutombo is anymore. He’s in your arena and on your television, denying your shots and wagging fingers.
Walk it off, Rocky. You're not the first to be on the wrong end of that waggling index finger, and you won't be the last.
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