The Denver Nuggets admit mascot Rocky is not retiring and it's an April Fool's Day joke.

DENVER - This is an April Fool's Day joke. The Nuggets admitted Rocky is not retiring after they sent out a press release Monday, April 1 that said Rocky, the Nuggets mascot of 23 years is retiring.

The Nuggets said Rocky's recent victory at Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards, crowning him the world’s Most Awesome Mascot, and his 2008 induction into the Mascot Hall of Fame have left him with little left to accomplish.

“I’ve always wanted to go out on top,” Rocky said according to the website. “The timing just feels right.”

It was all a joke.


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