By now, I’m sure you’ve already heard: David West was play-fighting with the Cavs’ canine mascot on Wednesday before the game and hit Moondog so hard that he had to go to the hospital with an eye injury. Obviously, nobody cares that a fictional mascot was hurt but there actually is a real person inside the suit, so this is really unfortunate.
West, obviously, didn’t mean any harm, reported Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“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.”
Fortunately, the guy is reportedly “fine,” according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Still West feels bad about it.
“I feel terrible about that, I really do,” West said. “We were just having fun right before the game. We were just messing around. I really hope he’s OK. Make sure he knows I’m sorry.”
Rough season all around for Cleveland. Not even the mascot is exempt.
Tags: Mascot Violence