DENVER, CO - JANUARY 20: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder rejects the trademark half court shot by the Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky during a timeout at the Pepsi Center on January 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Thunder 121-118 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty
DENVER- It was an atrocity against the Nuggets, and their fans everywhere. It was a robbery of joy, and a heinous crime that shall never be equaled again.
Denver certainly won't forget what occurred on that fateful and chilling December night.
"I hope so, [the Thunder's Russell] Westbrook deserves attention. Hopefully you guys show it at 5 o'clock to get the fans to remember what happened here last time," head coach George Karl said Friday.
The 'Rocky-Westbrook Incident', as it will forever be known, developed late in the Nuggets-Thunder matchup. Super Mascot Rocky was performing his signature half-court backwards shot on the court during a timeout when the now despised Oklahoma City guard goaltended his shot. He then proceeded to do it again.
Retaliation will not be heeded in the Nuggets locker room, not due to this vicarious situation at least.
"I'm getting too old for the mischievous mentality of motivation," Karl said.
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