Tulowitzki.The Rockies should have known it wouldn't be their night when Chris Nelson decided to play "Pin the baseball on the coach's face" with Rich Dauer before the game in a gaffe seen in the background of an ESPN live shot. Then the Rockies' unfortunate play was caught by ESPN cameras -- ... More >>
Those are boos, David.There's no LeBron in the group, or Kobe, or Dwight Howard, or even a Kevin Durant. In the upcoming NBA draft, Ian Thomsen writes on SI.com, there's no standout star, and there's very little certainty about who will be chosen when. To clear up all the confusion, I'd like ... More >>
I tried to figure out how old my LeBron James tree is, but I cut it open and it didn't have any rings!! I'll take my stand-up special on Comedy Central now please.If you're not basking in the glory of the Miami Heat's loss in the NBA Finals, I don't know what to tell you. The superstar-laden ... More >>
World renowned press conference showman LeBron James -- or LeBenedict James, as he is known in Ohio -- played in the final game of the NBA Championships two nights ago, while all of Cleveland, including his former teammates on the Cavaliers who weren't busy with their day jobs as fry cooks an ... More >>
Melo & LaLa.Isn't it about time to peruse some Denver blog posts? In his third annual Stiffy awards, Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein names Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James co-Stiffs of the Year for the damage they inflicted on the Nuggets and Cavaliers before splitting -- although Denver's d ... More >>
Carmelo.The Nuggets were stuck in limbo most of this season due to the Carmelo Anthony trade -- and now, new acquisitions from the New York Knicks and even veterans like Nenê are playing like parolees enjoying their first taste of freedom in ages. The same isn't true of the Melo-supplemented ... More >>
Carmelo.While much of America suffered through an ultra-dull Oscar ceremony, NBA Nation was riveted by a contest between the loaded Miami Heat and the Carmelo Anthony-Chauncey Billups supplemented New York Knicks. In the end, the Knicks triumphed 91-86, with Anthony dropping 29 on LeBron and ... More >>
Carmelo.We're hearing conflicting reports about the long-rumored trade of Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets. Some sources suggest that a deal for Melo and Chauncy Billups is imminent, while another says it's on the rocks due to the Nuggets' insistence on including Al Harrington in the pa ... More >>
It's so much better with Ted.It's hard not to love Ted Williams, the Ohio man who was homeless, found redemption from drugs and alcohol and now has a job offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His voice really is amazing, which got us thinking of celebrities who have voices that are grating, ann ... More >>
Carmelo.Many Nuggets fans have been frustrated by the apparent lack of progress in a Carmelo Anthony trade -- a situation that's keeping players and fans alike in limbo and leaves open the possibility that the Nugs will wind up with nothing à la Toronto and Cleveland. Now, a front office sac ... More >>
Carmelo.Despite Carmelo Anthony's recent I-want-a-change comment to Yahoo! Sports, the Melo trade rumors that were rife during the off-season have died down now that the games count. But they haven't gone away, with the latest rumblings involving franchises that were previously identified as ... More >>
Carmelo.After a trade that would have sent Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey fell through (and Chicago re-signed Joakim Noah), Denver fans began to wonder if Anthony might remain in Denver for a while longer -- even as other observers debated whether the Nuggets would be better off without Melo. ... More >>
Carmelo.Amid all the speculation about a Carmelo Anthony trade to places like New Jersey, New Orleans or Chicago -- the sort of deal that might also send Nuggets other than Chris "Birdman" Andersen packing, too -- most Nugs fans have contended that keeping Anthony here represents the best-cas ... More >>
Carmelo.With the Denver Nuggets' media day upon us, the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors are as fierce as a tsunami -- and sometimes contradictory. There are some reports that a potential four-way trade involving the New Jersey Nets is all but dead. But if so, there are plenty of other possibili ... More >>
Carmelo.New Nuggets exec Masai Ujiri says he's dedicated to keeping Carmelo Anthony in Denver, but few think he can pull it off. That includes two NBA experts at CBS Sports, who agree that the Nugs must move Melo, even though they're likely to slide in the near term whether he stays or goes.
Is Lala jealous?Nothing's nicer for a husband-to-be than to be treated like an object of affection amid his wedding lead-up. But for Carmelo Anthony, the person spraying him with the most love these days isn't his intended, Lala Vasquez. It's Amare Stoudemire, who's spent much of his time sin ... More >>
Something else to celebrate?Mark Kiszla's Denver Post column about the prospect of the Nuggets trading Carmelo Anthony is getting a lot of national run, even prompting a fresh piece in USA Today. But while this scenario isn't beyond the realm of possibility, there's an equally strong argumen ... More >>
Brandon Marshall as a Photoshop Dolphin.Brandon Marshall undoubtedly hoped the drama that preceded his exit from Denver would be forgotten once he landed in Miami. But no such luck. Overnight on ESPN Radio, host Mike Salk was looking for an example to demonstrate that the NFL is tougher on ... More >>
It's not all over, LeBron. But it could be soon.Last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who many NBA experts picked to win a championship this year, were annihilated by the Boston Celtics thanks in large part to a shockingly subpar, seemingly disinterested performance by LeBron James. The Cavs a ... More >>
Ballin'. Shot-callin'.Three Denver blogs, handpicked for you. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein calls the Nuggets' overtime victory over the Cavs in Cleveland, with Melo hitting the winning shot with only seconds on the clock, an "instant classic." Bet it made George Karl feel better, too. Co ... More >>
A Flickr photo"Go green -- or else!"Don't let these Denver blogs fall through the cyber-cracks. 5280's Michael de Yoanna clues us in about a plan to create "the world's greenest parking facility" at Denver International Airport. And no, it doesn't have anything to do with medical marijuana ( ... More >>
For those who've always wanted to party like an NBA star (sans the guns and indecipherable card games) but couldn't dunk anything but a doughnut, tomorrow night is your chance to live the dream: Suite 200, the swanky LoDo hot spot, will host Lebron James after his Cavs play the Nuggets. Make ... More >>
I'd rather have Ben Stein suit up for the Nuggets than Shaq.Colorado blogs that fulfill the USDA recommended amount of cyber. Andrew Feinstein at Denver Stiffs floats the possibility of the Nuggets trading Kenyon Martin for Shaquille O'Neal, who's dragged down both Phoenix and Cleveland in r ... More >>
LJ. Okay, okay: I get it. After watching LeBron James' epic performance during the fourth quarter of Cleveland's 112-102 victory over the Orlando last night, when he essentially schooled the entire Magic squad singlehandedly, I understand why the NBA, Nike and assorted TV networks would like to see ... More >>
Still a king... While watching the Orlando Magic's 107-106 comeback win over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night, I saw connections aplenty between the Cavs and the Nuggets, who fell to the Lakers in a nailbiter they should have won 24 hours earlier. These had been the two top teams in this year's N ... More >>
"Hey, this burrito is shaped like a really big, fat penis!" Take a bite. Today in Cafe Society: • Quiznos is the sandwich of choice for half-naked playmates. • Eat Here Now! at 910Arts. • Jax puts its fin into the wine game. • Up Close: The Q Worldly Barbecue. • Candy Girls: Sweet Action ... More >>
It's always dangerous when sportswriters include music references in their columns. Such citations are typically moldy -- as, for instance, Rocky Mountain News staffer Bernie Lincicome's dopey mention of Loggins and Messina, who hailed from an era "when music was fun," he claimed in a December 7 p ... More >>
My obsession with LeBron James is no secret. After spending 27 years ignorant of everything sports-related, I fell head over heels for the King while living in Cleveland, and watching one absurdly talented athlete lift an entire city from its jobless, weather-beaten depression. It got so bad that I ... More >>
It will happen tonight, no doubt: At some point during the Nuggets-Cavs game at the Pepsi Center, probably late in the first quarter, LeBron James will step into a passing lane. He'll lurk, and lurk, and lurk, carefully measuring his distance from things -- close enough to make the steal, far en ... More >>
LeBron James and his band of merry sidekicks come to Denver next Friday for a nationally televised showdown with the Nuggets. The way the Cavs are playing -- with a swagger and confidence unseen in Cleveland since the invention of the elastic wasteband -- it's hard to see the Nuggets winning, despit ... More >>
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Not So Melo Fellows
February 19, 2004
The Nuggets have finally begun to warm up the faithful.
The Nuggets are ready to ride the new kid in town.
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As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?