This could have been the look that David West had when he learned that his punch during a play fight with the Cleveland Cavaliers mascot Moondog landed Moondog out for the count and a trip to the hospital. Moon dog suffered an eye injury while doing what most NBA mascots do, mess with the other team players in a fun way.
You've seen Benny the Bull pretending to mop the floor during pregame warmups hoping that an opposing player slips. That's why we love mascots because they entertain us during the timeouts and mess with the other team players when the moment is right.
The moment was right for Moondog but the ending was unplanned. Now if West was play fighting how could a play punch knock out Moondog?
From The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Tom Reed, West said after the game...
“He jumped at me so I thought we were playing around and then the next thing I know he went down. It was definitely an accident.”
We hope Moondog will be ok, we hear he is but nonetheless this is funny as heck. Maybe mascots, we know Moondog will, think twice about a play fight with David West.