Top 10 Most Popular NBA Mascots

This is about the most popular mascots of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and their role in promoting the game of basketball in the USA.

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Mascots are images of animals or humans that are used to promote institutions, products or services. They are normally designed to generate discussion, passion, hatred and excitement for an audience or spectators in a particular event or occasion.

Here are 10 of the most popular NBA Mascots:

Clutch the Bear (Houston Rockets)

Clutch the Bear is Houston Rockets official mascot. Clutch was created in 1995 when the Houston Rockets won the NBA championship. Since then, Clutch became very popular ending up being named the 5th most recognizable mascot in sports by USA Today in 2005. The same year Clutch became the NBA Mascot of the year and later in 2006, he was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame.

Cayote Mascot (San Antonio Spurs)

Cayote is the official mascot of the San Antonio Spurs NBA Basketball team. The Cayote Mascot was signed in by the Spurs in 1983. He makes about 400 appearances each year in various games and engagements, entertaining fans and guests. He is the only mascot in the NBA who growls at “The Mailman” every time he is in town. Cayote has been inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2007.

Boomer and Browser (Indiana Pacers)

Boomer and Browser are the official mascots of the Indiana Pacers. They appear at Pacer’s home games and special events games of the NBA. Boomer was created during year 1991 NBA season. Boomer is a six-footer energetic cat that performs high flying dunks and dance moves. Browser, a 6′2”dog was introduced before the start of the 2001 NBA season and regularly entertains children during the games.

Rocky (Denver Nuggets)

Rocky is the official mascot of the Denver Nuggets. He was introduced in 1990 in

Denver. He stands 5′10” and weighs 154 lbs.

Rocky is one of the most recognizable mascots in the NBA. His acrobatic stance and innovative skits are always eagerly awaited by fans and players alike. Rocky is part of the community activities of the Denver Nuggets and makes regular appearances in schools and various Nuggets engagements.

Skyhawk (Atlanta Hawks)

Skyhalk is the official mascot of the Atlanta Halks NBA Basketball Team. He is an anthropomorphic halk wearing basketball shorts, a nylon body suit, mask and wrestling boots. With the aid of a trampoline, he performs acrobatic slam dunks to entertain fans and guests. Skyhalk is popularly known as the highest flying NBA Mascot.

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6 Comments
  1. Posted November 20, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I like this article. Very entertaining. Good job Leo!

  2. Posted November 21, 2008 at 2:59 am

    very popular mascots indeed,i wish i still have more time to watch NBA

  3. Lauren
    Posted November 21, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Not a fan of Basketball but, an entertaining read Leo

  4. warren Shew
    Posted January 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    no Benny the Bull? What?!?!

  5. Dylan
    Posted March 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Wheres Benny The Bull

  6. Matthew
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Where’s Bango? He’s awesome!

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