Gorilla's Photo Album

Posted: March 13, 2000

Photos courtesy of the Phoenix Suns

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As a teenage ape, the Gorilla worked as a waiter in a local Italian restaurant. Rumor has it, however, that he was let go after he was caught eating all of the Spumoni.


The Gorilla was discovered by the Suns when he came out to a game at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in March of 1980 to deliver a singing telegram to a fan in the crowd. Although, no one can confirm if he actually sang or if he lip-synched as he often does during Suns games today.


After rising to fame as an NBA mascot in the early '80s, the Gorilla got a bit of a big head, demanding a massage before each game and two freshly-made banana-cream pies to be delivered to his dressing room.


The Gorilla has worn many monkey suits over the years. We're talking about his warm-up jackets, of course. What else could we have meant by that?


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