This past May, as ex-Denver Nugget Chris "Birdman" Andersen was taking part in the NBA playoffs with his current team, the Miami Heat, a Douglas County Sheriff's rep told us an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation into his actions was still ongoing after more than a year; see our previous ... More >>
An Internet Crimes Against Children investigation of Chris "Birdman" Andersen is still open a year after investigators searched his Larkspur home. But that hasn't stopped him from becoming an even bigger celebrity as a current member of the Miami Heat than he was in Denver -- and expect the spotligh ... More >>
Former Denver Nugget Chris Andersen, aka the Birdman, has been a major part of the Miami Heat's success in the NBA playoffs to date thanks in part to a 15-15 consecutive basket streak that remained alive last night despite the Heat's loss to the Pacers -- because he didn't attempt a shot. Such achie ... 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 >>
A couple of weeks ago, it seemed all but certain that Wilson Chandler would return to the Nuggets after getting out of his commitment to play in China. But the negotiations stalled amid reports that Chandler might go to Italy if he and Denver couldn't work out a deal. And while those options remain, ... More >>
A week after it looked like restricted free agent forward Wilson Chandler would surely sign a contract with the Nuggets, doubt is creeping in. It comes in the form of an Italian team and a lack of progress in contract negotiations. Wilson has yet to work out a deal with the Nuggets and global basket ... 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 >>
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.Our Friday post arguing that the New York Knicks victory over the Miami Heat made a Carmelo Anthony trade more likely has only been reinforced by a front office add reportedly made by NYC over the weekend. Against this backdrop, the Nuggets face off tonight against the trade-talks-jil ... More >>
Carmelo.Of late, Carmelo Anthony has been bitching about being booed in Sports Illustrated and on Twitter -- so when I scored tickets to Sunday's game versus Indiana, I was curious to check out the situation firsthand. And last night, at least, there were far more cheers than jeers. Although ... More >>
Carmelo.As the Melo drama over a potential Carmelo Anthony trade to the New Jersey Nets intensifies, the man himself appears to be on a spin-control PR blitz. Hot on the heels of Anthony's guarded ESPN interview comes a Sports Illustrated story in which he complains about fans' anger. And yes ... More >>
Ahmed OdawaayWestword's recent cover story about alleged abuse and discrimination at Denver's Yellow Cab and complaints about the regulatory system that's supposed to prevent such issues has generated heated debate, as well as one unique response: After reading the story, a Greeley couple dec ... More >>
Carmelo.Carmelo Anthony wasn't always at his best against the L.A. Lakers last night. He vacillated between focused/unstoppable and scattered/ineffective. But he came through when it mattered most, showing the NBA's most elite player, Kobe Bryant, that he belongs in the discussion of the leag ... More >>
George Karl as seen on Channel 4.The Nuggets' swan dive this past season pretty much corresponded directly with health issues that kept George Karl away from the bench. So it's a great sign that Karl showed up for a pre-draft workout today, despite the fact that the Nuggets don't have a pick ... More >>
Republic Airways chief executive Bryan Bedford is in town again today, meeting with employees of Frontier Airlines, which Republic purchased after unexpectedly besting Southwest Airlines at auction. He's also been chatting with city officials who are understandably desperate to convince Repub ... 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 >>
TNT studio commentators Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley. 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 se ... More >>
At last night's game at the Pepsi Center between the Indiana Pacers and your Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony suffered a significant injury to his hand -- a very bad thing. But before then, the 135-115 victory was a lot of fun, as I was able to document thanks to some great seats and a camera I got ... More >>
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