Video: Rockets mascot bends the knee in front of Emilia Clarke
The Toyota Center is jampacked for the Houston Rockets’ do-or-die Game 6 against the depleted Golden State Warriors, as they face potential elimination being down 3-2. Not only are the fans all united, but so are some celebrities with Jay-Z and wife Beyonce spotted in attendance.
Then there’s also Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO series. Known for demanding that opposing rulers ‘bend their knee’ or face her wrath, the Rockets’ long-time mascot Clutch The Bear certainly knew what’s best for him by indeed getting down on one knee and welcoming her presence.
Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, watcher of NBA games. pic.twitter.com/LeWbYcATgq
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 11, 2019
The Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo took some time off from rehabbing his knee by tweeting about the scene, unable to resist making his own Thrones quip.
Khalessi aka Emilia Clarke at the Houston vs GSW game 6 ……… GameOfThrones the NBA welcomes you with open arms.
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) May 11, 2019
With a Game 6 win for the Rockets ensuring that the NBA will have three Game 7’s on one day for only the second time in history (after the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers forced a deciding game for their respective matchups as well), maybe it’s not a good idea for Clarke to root for Houston since her show also airs around the same time and also features a likely clash that many have been waiting for.
Nonetheless, this year’s Mother’s Day is going to be a night to remember.