Does Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, actually make $625K?

DENVER (KDVR) – Eyebrows throughout the nation are emerging in unison after a listing of the highest-paid NBA mascots used to be launched, revealing that Rocky, the Denver Nugget’s high-soaring mountain lion, might make greater than part 1,000,000 greenbacks a 12 months.

The Sports Business Journal launched a listing of the 5 highest-paid mascots running in the NBA, and Rocky tops that listing. And whilst the $650,000 that SBJ says the performer makes might appear excessive, a contemporary ballot via sports activities having a bet website PlayAz had Rocky named the favourite mascot via NBA fanatics.

Still, SBJ reported that Rocky’s pay is 10 occasions the moderate wage of an NBA mascot.

The Nuggets wouldn’t touch upon that after requested via FOX31, however a web page on the crew’s website online lists apartment charges for folks looking for a seek advice from from Rocky.

The same old fee is $750 an hour, whilst company companions get a slight minimize of the fee all the way down to $500. If you sought after to have Rocky come to a party, it could value you $400 for a 30-minute seek advice from or $750 for an hour. The maximum inexpensive method to meet Rocky is for an in-game seek advice from, which is able to set season move holders again $135, or non-pass holders $150.

Those charges come with prices past the performer’s source of revenue, but when part of the same old fee is going to Rocky himself he would want to paintings greater than 32 hours per week to achieve the $625,000 reported via SBJ.

Top 5 absolute best paid NBA mascots

Here are the salaries of the maximum paid mascots in line with a find out about launched via SBJ:

1.) $625K: Rocky the Mountain Lion (Denver Nuggets)

Rocky the Mountain Lion, Denver Nuggets' mascot
Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot(Photo via Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

2.) $600K: Harry the Hawk (Atlanta Hawks)

Harry the Hawk, mascot of the Atlanta Hawks, dunks during a timeout
Harry the Hawk, mascot of the Atlanta Hawks, dunks all the way through a timeout in the recreation (Photo via Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

3.) $400K: Benny the Bull (Chicago Bulls)

Benny the Bull at the NBA All-Star game in 2011
Singer John Legend, Chicago Bulls mascot ‘Benny the Bull’, and fashion Christine Teigen (Photo via Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

4.) $200K: Go the Gorilla (Pheonix Suns)

Phoenix Suns Gorilla
12 Aug 1994: The Phoenix Suns mascot

5.) $100K: Hugo the Hornet (Charlotte Hornets)

Hugo the Hornet, mascot of the New Orleans Hornet
Hugo the Hornet, mascot of the New Orleans Hornets (Photo via: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

While it isn’t public data who’s dressed in the Rocky dress, FOX31 believes that mascot is being stored inside of a circle of relatives of performers after seeing more than one folks don the dress lately at quite a lot of Nuggets occasions and video games. 

The doable reasoning at the back of this anonymity used to be touched on when Bernard Goldberg of HBO’s Real Sports visited the 2010 Milwaukee Mascot Camp and spotted that a few of the ones taking part refused to take off their mascot heads.

“[Some] mascots aren’t allowed to show their face, or talk, because at their particular [institutions] that’s against the mascot code of conduct,” Goldberg defined. 

What is understood, alternatively, is who wore the go well with earlier than the present performer. According to Mascot U, again in the fall of 1990 whilst residing in Denver and dealing as an intern for Rocky Mountain News, Kenn Solomon used to be selected to be Denver Nuggets’ mascot.

Once once more, the crew would no longer touch upon who’s underneath the masks, however FOX31 journalists at video games and different occasions have noticed more than one folks donning the dress. It is assumed the position is being stored inside of the circle of relatives although, most likely with Solomon’s son taking no less than a few of the time.

So subsequent time you head on out to Ball Arena to look at the Nuggets when the new season guidelines off, make sure you soak up a few of the high-energy efficiency placed on via what may well be the highest-paid dress wearer in the whole league.

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