The Denver Nuggets mascot, Rocky the Mountain Lion, takes home the most money in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Rocky brings in revenue that is ten times more than that of his peer mascots.
He brings in an income of $625,000 a year, which is much more than what other basketball players are making in many regions of the globe.
Rocky has a salary of $600,000, putting him just ahead of Harry the Eagle of the Atlanta Hawks, who had the previous record for the highest salary of an NBA mascot.
The average salary of an NBA mascot ranges between 50,000 and 60,000.
The fact that Rocky's pay was revealed gives the impression that the franchise is prepared to make investments to increase the quality of the gameplay in a variety of ways.
They are also renowned for the caliber of the front-office staff they employ, and it is apparent that the club is managed very well.
It is very evident that the Denver Nuggets place a high value on what Rocky contributes to the team.
Next year, here's hoping the team has a strong postseason and makes it all the way to the finals of the Western Conference.