The Sacramento Kings are currently in the middle of a promotional campaign for their NFT. Their gorilla is making it more fun than ever. Gorilla, a real-life African gorilla, has been promoting the franchise since its inception. Although many fans may find it a bit excessive, Rojas has made it his own.
Rojas grew up in a gorilla suit
Henry Rojas grew up in a suit inspired by the legendary Michael Jackson. Rojas was a ball boy for the Phoenix Suns at the time. Ronnie Williams, his father, and a friend called Ronnie Williams helped him keep the Gorilla suit’s quality. He wore sequined gloves over his tuxedo and a fedora, and often imitated the King of pop.
Rojas joined the Suns in 1979 as a player. He then assumed the role of the gorilla-mascot for 10 years. Despite the difficulties and pressures of being the team’s mascot, Rojas thoroughly enjoyed the performance aspect. He was a great performer and made sure to make friends with the fans. Rojas eventually decided to leave the NBA to pursue his passion for helping people. Currently, he works as a motivational speaker at Calvary Healing Center.
Although Henry Rojas wore a gorilla suit during games, he also used it when he went to concerts, including the Grammys. Although it wasn’t easy to become famous in a gorilla suit for games, the costume allowed Rojas to speak in front audiences. Rojas also played an integral role in Rick Williams’ rehabilitation, which led him to be recognized as a “father figure” by the star.
Before he became an NBA player, Rojas was a singing telegram messenger for the Phoenix Suns. He was also a part-time singer for the band Eastern Onion. Rojas’ gorilla suit was an unusual way to gain a public following, and fans embraced his gorilla look. The Phoenix Suns went through 11 seasons without an official mascot.
Henry Rojas grew up in a giant gorilla costume. Rojas dreamed of playing in the NBA as a child. He was hired to sing a telegram to a fan, but was unable to find his target, so instead, he entertained the entire stadium. He retired from the job. He had a fulfilling career in the NBA, but it was not easy.
The gorilla costume was a popular choice among many fans of the NBA, but it was never intended to be a serious contender. The NBA is concerned about protecting gorillas from harming human beings, but the gorilla suit still has its place in team marketing. A gorilla costume may look silly, but it’s also an investment that is sure to pay off.
Gorilla promotes upcoming NFT
In addition to the team’s official website, the NBA’s social media accounts have been busy promoting upcoming NFTs. One of the most interesting ones is the one for the Sacramento Kings, which has already begun promoting its new NFTs. Gorilla, the company behind NFTs, plans to also release a number of NFTs of their own, including a set of basketball cards. The NBA is currently considering whether to ban promotional designs that feature logos from other teams. While the NBA has taken several steps to protect its brand image, there are still problems with these artworks.
While NBA players often use their social media accounts to promote their NFTs, some of them don’t. In fact, Gorilla’s project, Swipa The Fox, reportedly raised over $1.6 million during its initial crowdfunding phase. It promised 3D avatars, contests and a scholarship. It didn’t work out. It halted after raising just over $1.5 million in less than a month.
Gorilla announced a partnership with CryptoKaiju to promote the NFT for Sacramento Kings. CryptoKaiju is a company that makes blockchain-powered vinyl toys that can easily be traced on a public Blockchain. Earlier this year, the team also announced a new charity program called MiningForGood, which will donate funds to workforce development and training efforts in the local community. The company also partnered up with CryptoKaiju, a startup that creates Ethereum-powered vinyl toys.
Gorilla laughs at player’s weight
A “Saturday Night Live” skit made fun of the Sacramento Kings. The skit focused on COVID-19 and its impact on the NBA. It featured spoofs of the NBA replacement players, arena staff, fans, and spoofs. Here’s the complete skit:
In recent years, the Kings have acquired a few free agents. Most notably, they have acquired Darren Collison and Ramon Sessions. They also drafted Nik Stauskas before the 2014-15 season. And now that the Kings have added two-way players, they have a strong core. However, they still need to fill some positions. In this way, they are building their roster for next season.