NYT Mag talks to Nuggets' Rocky about T-shirt cannon innovation

The New York Times Magazine spoke with Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky about  the history of the T-shirt cannon and his hand in commercializing it.


Kenn Solomon -- a.k.a. Rocky the Mountain Lion -- is a mascot for the Denver Nuggets. He helped design some of the first T-shirt guns that were sold commercially.

Tell me about the first time you saw a T-shirt cannon. In 1996, I was at a San Antonio Spurs game, and their mascot had one. It looked like it came from World War II — so big and bulky. I thought: Oh, my gosh, I’ve got to have one of those. I bet I could build one. So I went home and called up a friend of mine who was a welder, and by the end of the day we had a cannon that would fire about a block away.

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