Ask people to name Colorado's best-ever athletes and you'll hear references to the likes of John Elway, Dave Logan and Missy Franklin. But they all moved to the state rather than being born here. So who are the greatest Colorado athletes as listed by Wikipedia who actually qualify as natives? We've ... More >>
The NBA trade deadline is thirteen days away -- just enough time to quell that gnawing feeling in the gut telling you that, well, Kevin Garnett is old, and he has a lot of money left on that two-year contract, but he sure would shore up that interior defense. And, he would instantly be the most inte ... More >>
Our long regional nightmare is over. Nearly a month after returning to the States, Wilson Chandler has signed with the Nuggets, who yesterday announced the completion of a five-year deal worth almost $37 million. Even though the last meaningful game he played was in China, where he spent the NBA loc ... More >>
Afflalo.Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl recently said in a radio interview on KKFN: "screw all the guys out there that think you gotta have a superstar to win a championship." It's a little lengthy, but it could be the Nuggets motto for the season and last night's re-signing of shooting ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.This weekend, Ubaldo Jimenez, the greatest pitcher in Colorado Rockies history, is expected to make his first start for the Cleveland Indians. Which got us to thinking: What pro athletes who left Colorado teams either by choice or force have been most painful for local fans to ... 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 >>
Alec Burks.If the NBA Draft plays out for Alec Burks the way the CU Buffs' season did, he'll be drafted in the middle of the second round. After all, the Buffs received a March Madness snub that had ESPN's Dick Vitale screaming something about Scarlett Johanssen. But assuming another injustic ... 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 >>
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One hot property.The Summer of LeBron is almost upon us, and NBA fans know that once free agents LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh settle on their new basketball homes, the focus will immediately shift to next summer -- when the Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony will be the valedictorian of a m ... More >>
A Flickr photoLaDainian Tomlinson as Broncos fans got used to seeing him -- in the open field.News that future Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson had been released by the San Diego Chargers immediately set off speculation about where he might land, with the Broncos among the many, ... More >>
"When I'm good, I'm very, very good. And when I'm bad..."Why can't the Nuggets have crises one at a time instead of in bunches? The latest: The day after Carmelo Anthony folded over his ankle late in an overtime victory against the New Orleans Hornets, coach George Karl is publicly talking a ... More >>
Chauncey Billups, before the humiliation.Almost wintertime, when the Denver bloggin' is easy. The Nugg Doctor's Nick Sclafani recaps last night's agonizing Nuggets loss in Detroit, when 40 points from Melo wasn't enough. What the hell? Colorado Pols has more on what it's dubbed the "Dr. Evi ... More >>
Allen Iverson is expected to suit up tonight as the Philadelphia 76ers, his once and future squad, take on your Denver Nuggets -- one of three squads to sign him after he left Philly in 2006. And despite the negativity surrounding Iverson after he did the Brett Favre dance (retiring, then promptly ... More >>
Allen Iverson stands as proof that Denver brings out the best in people. When he was in Philadelphia, he was clearly a brilliant talent, but he could also be cranky and petulant, as demonstrated in this classic news-conference meltdown about missing a practice. Denver fans were braced for more of ... More >>
Arron Afflalo. The Nuggets' loss of Dahntay Jones to a free-agent deal with the Indiana Pacers hurt, and not just because Kobe Bryant grew to despise him over the course of the Western Conference Finals this year. His toughness and aggressiveness were just what the Nugs need to become a perennial p ... More >>
Photo by Autumn DeWildeDoug Martsch, foreground, and the rest of Built to Spill. Doug Martsch, whose band, Built to Spill, headlines this year's Westword Music Showcase on June 12 (click here for more details), is a rarity -- a indie-rock musician who signed to a major label in the mid-'90s who's s ... More >>
The Denver Nuggets' 106-90 victory last night over the Portland Trail Blazers is being portrayed by most of the local media as a dominating performance, and that makes sense. After all, Carmelo Anthony put up 38 points after serving a one-game suspension for being a baby (a.k.a., refusing to come ou ... More >>
With the Rockies in the World Series (it still feels weird to type that) and the Broncos two last second field goals from 0-5, Denverâ€™s sports hierarchy is in disarray. But lost somewhere between the praise and the panic are the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets, the two teams usually on t ... More >>
Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 There are several ways to approach a festival such as June 16's Westword Music Showcase. Wrist-banders can check out a handful of their favorites or several groups they haven't had a chance to catch yet and spend the rest of their time exploring the rewarding world of mass ... More >>
The NBA All-Stars' tallies don't always add up.
After the NBA's Pepsi fizz goes flat, George II must pump up the Nugs.
The Nugs strive to prove that their Melo-Kmart blend is the ticket to glory.
This K-Mart special glitters.
Long-suffering Nuggets fans tell tales worth hearing -- at last.
The Nuggets are ready to ride the new kid in town.
How to kill time during a Denver basketball game.
Sports-talk radio host Scott Hastings is riding the Broncos—and his wild image—all the way to the bank.
Denver says goodbye to its winning ways.
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