The San Antonio Spurs were thoroughly embarrassed by the visiting Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals and it’s clear they wanted a little payback for Game 2.
They eventually did, handing out a 121-96 on James Harden and the gang, but not before WWE wrestler Mark Henry delivered the exact same message before the game even started.
The Spurs brought out a fake Rockets mascot for Game 2 and had Henry– also an Olympic weightlifter and dubbed “The World’s Strongest Man”– destroy the bear in midcourt with a steel chair.
Mark Henry wreaking havoc on all mascots 😂 pic.twitter.com/oBeWBLV7Xr
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 4, 2017
Thankfully, it looks like the mascot had plenty of padding on to be able to take that hit. Henry is pretty strong.
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) May 4, 2017