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Nuggets mascot Tebows before draining halfcourt shot (video)

Jan 11, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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On Monday we showed you photos of Rocky the Mountain Lion, the Denver Nuggets’ mascot, who donned a Tim Tebow jersey during a game with the Hornets. But what we didn’t know then is that Rocky pulled off a rather remarkable stunt during that game, which included a hand from … a higher power?

During a time out, Rocky takes a few tries at making a backward halfcourt shot, to no avail. He then takes off his sweat top to reveal a Tebow jersey, bends a knee in prayer, and … connects.

One of thing things that keeps the Tebowing craze afloat, in my opinion, is that it’s organic. It was created of the people, and not dreamed up in some corporate boardroom. The Nuggets adopting it for their mascot comes dangerously close to commercial hijacking … but since this is Denver, and Rocky pulled this off so masterfully, I’m going to give them a pass. Although I don’t know who made me the Tebowing Czar.

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Nuggets Mascot ‘Tebows’ Before Sinking Halfcourt Shot During Denver’s Game With Hornets [NESN]