VIDEO: Phoenix Suns' Gorilla dives on floor during game

Posted at 10:02 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 16:20:18-05

Upon first glance, it appears the Phoenix Suns' Gorilla momentarily lost its mind during the fourth quarter of the Suns' game vs. the visiting Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. 

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In the first minute of the final quarter, the Gorilla was seen sliding on the court during the middle of a play, much to the surprise of a Wizards player nearby.

Fortunately, a viewer took a closer look and discovered the Gorilla's act wasn't an act of insanity, but rather an act of bravery, as he dove to grab a drum stick that made its way on the court and could have injured an unsuspecting player.

The Gorilla's heroics didn't quite translate into a Suns victory, as they fell to the Wizards 131-127. But Valley fans were reminded once again that the Gorilla remains the greatest mascot in all of professional sports.