– Thanks to Greg Robinson: Kurt Angle was a guest of the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night, as the Kings had an “Olympic Heroes Celebration” night. Early in the evening the Kings honored 3 former Olympians, before they had a goofy contest where their mascot battled two people in Sumo-padded suits. After the mascot drop kicked the 2nd contestant onto their back, a version of Kurt Angle’s WWE “you suck” music was piped in, and Angle came out in a suit and tie with a mic and asked the crowd if they wanted him to kick Slamson’s (mascot’s name) butt. After a cheer from the crowd, they did the proverbial “test of strength” hold, with Slamson taking an early lead before Angle overpowered him. Then, much to the crowd’s joy, he broke the hold and promptly kicked the mascot between the legs and rose his arms in victory. After that, the PA announcer met him courtside where he enjoyed a center court seat. He later got back on the mic during a first quarter break and ended up inviting “his biggest fan” from the crowd to join him, and he picked a kid from the crowd. Later a U.S. Soldier got to use the front row seat and Angle was very gracious and showed him a good time. He was all smiles all night.
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