Ranking OKC Thunder Rumble the Bison and every NBA team mascot

OKC Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKC Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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OKC Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison bangs a drum before the start of their Game (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The NBA mascots are responsible for galvanizing entire fanbases, their importance should never be understated. Discover where  OKC Thunder Rumble the Bison places among the many amazing mascots in the NBA.

I’m of the opinion that the NBA is the most entertaining sports league in the world. This is due, in part, to the effort of all the members of our NBA family. Some play bigger roles than others, but each role has importance.

One of the more underappreciated members of this tight-knitted family, the outcast to some extent, are the NBA mascots. They often are disregarded, even while being a linchpin in the game today.

As a child, I remember being mildly entertained by their shenanigans before I got to watch another showcase of basketball brilliance. The two worked as perfectly together as a cold glass of water after having your favorite ice cream. It was like witnessing magic for basketball young fans.

Mascots do far more than supplement halftime shows. They all carry the torch for those who practice team loyalty. The NBA mascot will stick with its team through the most difficult times, unlike some fans.

(No shade intended.)

NBA mascots remain decked out in their team’s colors in spite of the struggles that plague the team.

Where some fans would abandon their teams if the lineup drastically changes, mascots will show up to every game more “hype” and “lit” than each game before.

(Maximum shade intended.)

This piece is dedicated to all the mascots who put the -fan in the word fandom. This list ranks the top NBA mascots by subjective and sometimes arbitrary appearance factors. Also, I will also take into account personality, ability, and signature moments. I promise I’m going to do my best not to objectify these lovely mascots.

Notably, the LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks all do not have mascots, so either convince them to step their mascot game up or don’t complain.

So let’s get started with my personal ranking or KJ’s NBA Mascots ranking list!