Brave Gorilla Mascot Risks It All, Dives Onto Court Mid-Game

That is one fearless gorilla (mascot).

Sometimes NBA players are criticized for not playing their hardest. At least when it comes to the Phoenix Suns’ gorilla mascot, fans can be sure he’s leaving it all on the floor.

During the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards, the gorilla did a face-first dive onto the court in the middle of a play.

The move was not part of the night’s scheduled entertainment. Take a look:

What was going on? Luckily, we have answers.

Indeed, let’s take a closer look. Notice how that slide seamlessly leads to the drumstick grab. Really impressive.

The Wizards won, 131-127.