Spurs Coyote is trying to get the Rock’s attention

Hey DJ, got love for the San Antonio Spurs?

The Coyote mascot of the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Texas.

SAN ANTONIO – Update 3 p.m. - The Rock has responded! DJ posted to his Instagram account sharing a photo of Spurs Coyote, calling him “The Most Electrifying Mascot In the @NBA.”

It only took 13 days!

The Spurs Coyote is imitating one of Hollywood’s elite in hopes of getting his attention on Instagram.

Starting Jan. 1, the Spurs Coyote has posted a photo on social media every single day posing as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Spurs mascot is wearing a fanny pack, gold chain and turtleneck in homage to the wrestler-turned-actor’s famous throwback photo where he’s wearing the same getup.

Spurs Coyote’s latest post from Thursday morning even includes a tissue like the one Johnson used in the original photo.

“Day 13 of trying to get @therock to comment 🪨,” the Instagram caption reads.

So far, DJ aka the Rock aka Dwayne Johnson has yet to respond.

As for why the Spurs Coyote decided to single out the A-lister, a spokesperson for the Spurs said “Coyote is a big fan of The Rock on the big screen and in the ring. While the Coyote is star in his own right, every star has a celebrity idol who inspires them. Coyote has followed The Rock since his WWE days and dreams of having a home gym like The Rock someday.”

Maybe he can also smell what the Rock is cooking. Apparently, a coyote’s sense of smell is pretty good.

Coyote’s favorite quote from The Rock: “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.”

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.