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Why is Minnesota Timberwolves Mascot a Crunch?

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Introducing NBA Western Team Mascots

NBA has brought super popularity to basketball, and NBA mascot is indispensable for every NBA team. Every team in NBA has its own mascot, which is usually from the team name of each team or the rare animal native to each state in the United States. During the pause time of each game, mascots wearing team uniforms will rush to the center of the field to perform. There are many kinds of performances, including super difficult fancy dunks, passes and other cool movements and various funny dance movements, plus the performance of beautiful cheerleaders, which greatly enriches the scene atmosphere and entertains the audience.



NBA mascot

Denver Nuggets Mascot: Rocky the Cougar

First appearance: December 15, 1990

Birthplace: Rockies

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 154 lbs

Tail length: 3 feet


Rock is one of the most popular mascots in the NBA and an important member of Nuggets. Its brave acrobatics and creative comic performances have made fans and players enjoy themselves. In addition to bringing laughter to everyone on the basketball court, Rocky is also the protagonist of the Nuggets community service. For more than ten years, it has frequently appeared in various charitable occasions and schools, and has widely publicized the importance of learning knowledge, and has traveled all over Colorado. In addition, Rock has performed for other professional sports teams many times, and performed various stunts in the NBA All-Star Game and different international events.



Minnesota Timberwolves Mascot: Crunch

Height: 6 feet (ears from ground to top)

Weight: 175 lbs

Bounce: 15 feet (on Trampoline)

Favorite food: confectionary

Favorite movie: "Dances with Wolves"

Favorite book: "Call of the Wild"

Favorite action: straighten one leg and dunk with one hand


There are lots of forests in addition to lakes in Minnesota, so it is not surprising that the Timberwolves Team chose the wolf as a mascot. What is special is that the mascot "Crunch" has a jersey back number of 101.3, which not only exceeds the general specifications of "0-00", but also has a decimal point. The number originally represents the KDWD local radio station FM101.3.



Portland Trail Blazers Mascot: Blaze

Species: a unique group of pumas.

Birthday: March 19

Adoption date: October 15, 2002

Best friends: Scotty bear, Clutch the Bear, Jazz Bear, the team boss Alan

Special skills: acrobatics, joking, cat jumping and mending props

Favorite food: muffins, Lakers Fans (a kind of food like chicken), baked sea bass

The most annoying thing: the tail is pulled, it is bound by regulations, the hair is taken to make the ball, and it is misdiagnosed by veterinarians.


After the Blaze became the Trail Blazers mascot on October 15, 2002, the team quickly signed a contract with it. The contract is not high in gold content, and the annual salary is only more than 50,000 US dollars. But in October 2005, the Trail Blazers signed a 10-year contract with Blaze, and its annual salary also increased a lot, reaching $ 120,000.



Supersonic Mascot: Squatch


Squatch grows between the trees and rivers of the Cascade Mountains and depend on salmon and berries for a living. Supersonic takes local famous animals as its mascot. Squatch completed its own work (such as dunk, jump or other stunts) in each supersonic home.



Houston Rockets Mascot: Clutch the Bear


Since debuting in the league for the first time in 1995, Clutch the Bear has become the NBA's most famous mascot. It is the Rockets' No. 1 fan and will hear cheers at every home game. Clutch the Bear most likes to meet Rockets fans at the Toyota Center, where it performs 200-300 games every year. Clutch the Bear has its followers around the world, including the United States, Mexico, Russia, and China. In December 2003, Clutch the Bear was named the best mascot of all sports industries by a sports media for its creativity, effort and contribution.



Memphis Grizzlies Mascot: Grizz

Grizz was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1995 and has played in every game since the Grizz joined the Grizzlies Team. Grizz moved to Memphis in 2001 with the Grizzlies Team and soon became a favorite character of fans. With Grizz's support and help, the Grizzlies have become a really strong team. Grizz has attracted a lot of people with its funny actions and dramatic dunks. Fans like to watch its performance very much. Grizz also likes to help the groupand often attends reading meetings organized by the team, basketball training camps and hospitals.



Introduced several mascots of the Western team, presumably you have developed a strong interest in these mascots. In fact, the work of these mascots is very hard. They constantly need to help their teams on the court to interfere with other teams, and also to entertain the audience during the pause time. When the All-Star weekend, they also have to compete with the mascots of each team to win glory for their team. Hope these mascots will bring your more joy in the future.


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