The Secret Fortune of NBA Mascots: Rocky Takes Home $625,000 Annually!
Being an NBA mascot can be a lucrative gig, as revealed by a report from the Sports Business Journal.
The highest-earning NBA mascot is Rocky, the mountain lion mascot of the Nuggets, who makes an impressive $625,000 per year.
Following closely is Harry the Hawk, the mascot of the Hawks, who earns a handsome $600,000 annually.
The Chicago Bulls' mascot, Benny the Bull, is the third highest earner, with $400,000 in income each year.
The Nuggets' mascot, Rocky, faces a tough challenge ahead as the team competes in its first-ever NBA Finals against the Heat.
The NBA mascot industry boasts significant salaries, although they are considerably lower than those of the players.
Fourth place is taken by Go the Gorilla, the mascot for the Suns, who earns $200,000 per year.
Hugo the Hornet, the mascot of the Hornets, ranks fifth on the list with an annual salary of $100,000.
The Nuggets' mascot, Rocky, can be rented for various events at an hourly rate of $750, with a reduced rate of $500 for corporate partners.
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