Cleveland Cavaliers mascot Moondog was taken to the hospital after suffering an eye injury during a pre-game fight with Indiana Pacers forward David West. It was just the latest injury to hit the lottery-bound Cavs this season.
“He jumped at me so I thought we were playing around and then the next thing I know he went down,” West told reporters after the game. “It was definitely an accident.”
Right… Does this sound like an accident to you?
Moondog was spotted running through the hall, his dog head removed, clutching a towel to his eye. The mascot occasionally has fun sparring with opposing players before the game or during a timeout. Moondog and West exchanged some playful punches and apparently one caught him hard enough to do damage.
He took his head off! Rule # 1 of Mascot Law is don’t let the kids see you without the head. Not only did David West put a dog in the hospital, who knows how many young children were caused irreparable emotional damage when they witnessed a headless Moondog. There is only one next move for Cleveland – they have to kill Tyler Hansbrough.
Wait, that’s the Chicago way. Hansbrough is probably safe.