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 >>
Update: Savannah McMillan-Christmas, the woman who walked onto the court during Sunday's Denver-L.A. playoff game, was originally reported to be a known stalker of Nuggets players. But as we wrote in an update on view below, this account has now been discredited -- and Denver Police spokesman Sonny ... More >>
Denver blog posts are still stuffed from Thanksgiving. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons on the post-NBA lockout Nuggets. He gives the team a 30 percent chance of re-signing Nenê, a 1 percent shot at landing Wilson Chandler and figures J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin are Denver history. Big Media's Jason ... More >>
Back in September, we wondered if Nuggets J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin might win a championship in China, where they'd opted to play due to NBA labor strife. Given the increasing likelihood of a lost season, this plan looked smart, and it could still be -- although Smith's team, the ... More >>
Kenyon Martin.Denver blog posts want you to want them. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein thinks K-Mart's contract exemplifies the reason for the NBA labor deadlock. At 5280, Nicole Davis shares the next stage of her chemo journey. Denver Frank hypes a new and improved Dave & Buster's -- and ... More >>
J.R. Smith.Denver blog posts play hurt. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein thinks J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will rue the day they locked in to play basketball in China until March if the NBA lockout ends soon. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong on the student-loan bailout. BigM ... More >>
Kenyon Martin didn't receive a contract extension offer from the Denver Nuggets, prompting him to sign to a Chinese squad amid the ongoing NBA lockout. Which means no one from the Nugs must force K-Mart to offer a heartfelt apology for a Twitter tirade yesterday in which he hoped for all of Hater N ... More >>
Kenyon Martin.Denver blog posts keep on keepin' on. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons on the cancellation of NBA preseason, and the hope for a full regular campaign. Plants & Animals Denver on the next vegan supper. Elephant Journal's Waylon Lewis: Hairdo history in stop-motion video. You'll fli ... More >>
J.R. Smith.Even though the NBA season is in serious doubt, several Denver Nuggets will be in action soon. But it'll be a tough commute for local fans to see them in person -- since J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler, possibly joined by Kenyon Martin, are expected to be ballin' it up in China.
Kenyon Martin.Last month, we told you that Nugget Kenyon Martin's house was up for sale, adding to speculation that he wouldn't return to the team. Remember that one of our first clues Carmelo Anthony planned to leave Denver was when he put his house on the market, a transaction that ultimate ... More >>
Kenyon Martin.One of our first firm pieces of evidence that Carmelo Anthony planned to leave Denver was when he put his house up for sale -- a transaction that ultimately cost him $6 million. And the next Nuggets longtimer who could hit the road? Kenyon Martin, whose excellent Greenwood Villa ... More >>
Kenyon Martin.Yes, the Nuggets have been playing out of their minds since the Carmelo Anthony trade. But doubters still wondered if they could win on the road in the playoffs, or if they'd be one-and-done again. The Nugs provided a clue on Sunday, when they bested the Lakers in L.A., ending t ... More >>
Sing, Forbes, sing! Nugget Kenyon Martin's birthday was surely better than his April Fool's Day, when teammate J.R. Smith's driver filled K-Mart's SUV with buttered popcorn. The power forward's December 30 birthday appears to have been a happier affair, though it too involved some Nuggets haz ... More >>
Yep.The NBA has a long and awkward history of team-produced Christmas music. Last year, the Nuggets did "Winter Wonderland" with all the production value of a local car commercial.This year's edition, released today, is more... well, entertaining at the very least. That's right, they remade R ... More >>
"I need help."Reading last night's live Denver Stiffs NBA draft thread the morning after is simultaneously funny and sad. Funny because of the range of emotions. Sad because the Nuggets didn't manage to accomplish anything, leaving them a good team, but not nearly good enough to guarantee tha ... More >>
Carmelo had help last night -- but will it continue?In a Monday post in which I argued that the Nuggets were bound for a first-round playoff loss, I predicted that they'd win game five at home -- which they did last night, 116 to 102. The results were enough to prompt upbeat comments from KE ... More >>
"I know it. Now I've just got to do it."As the Nuggets stumble toward what looks to be a surefire first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, J.R. Smith is turning to his usual soapbox: His Twitter feed. That's not always a good thing, given criticism of his allegedly gang-friendly spelling l ... More >>
Carlos Boozer contemplates how good it'll feel to make the Nuggets eat shit.The 2009-2010 season started out so promisingly for the Denver Nuggets that a lot of us looked at a Western Conference Finals rematch with the L.A. Lakers as a virtual lock. That's all over -- and not just because th ... More >>
A Flickr photoHow did this guy wind up in the Nuggets' lineup?Yes, I, too, was excited by the Nuggets' victory in game one of their playoff series against the Utah Jazz on Saturday. But even in a thirteen-point win, there were danger signs about a lack of defense -- which wound up costing th ... More >>
Giving credit where credit is due.J.R. Smith has gotten into trouble with his tweets, whether it's been the Denver Post hinting that his spelling might have hidden gang code, an unwise decision to call out Kobe Bryant, or an "LMAO" aimed at a very pissed-off Kenyon Martin. But after the Nugg ... More >>
"You can be damn sure I wasn't smiling then."We've told you about Kenyon Martin's anger over an April Fools' Day prank at his expense: J.R. Smith's driver, Laquan Johnson, filled K-Mart's Range Rover with buttered popcorn, prompting a wig-out by Kenyon and an "LMAO" tweet from Smith. It's on ... More >>
"Behind this smile is fury!"J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin have reportedly kissed and made up after an April Fools' Day gag fell flat. As we noted yesterday, Smith's driver, Laquan Johnson, filled Martin's Range Rover with buttered popcorn, prompting a profanity-laced outburst from K-Mart and ... More >>
Who's laughing now, J.R.?J.R. Smith and Twitter -- not always the perfect combination. Last August, the Denver Post's Woody Paige knocked Smith's tweets as immature, while a separate article implied that his use of the letter "K" as a substitute for "C" recalled spelling used by members of t ... 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 >>
J.R. Smith. To be a fan of the Denver Nuggets -- even the new, improved Denver Nuggets -- is to risk cardiac arrest on an all-too-regular basis. Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers would have put the Nugs in a commanding position, and they seemed to have everything going for them - ... More >>
The sweater confirms it: Shmuck. Sometimes picking a shmuck is hard work. Sometimes the world presents you with such a vast sample tray of worthy shmucks, you have to employ a team of PhDs to measure their shmuckiness. On other, rarer occasions, the calendar presents a virtually shmuck-free week, a ... More >>
Talk about slow service... Hurry up already. Today in Cafe Society: • May is National Hamburger Month -- and CityGrille's eleventh anniversary. • Make a pig of yourself this weekend. • Will The Bachelorette get a pizza the action? • New York Times' restaurant critic Frank Bruni steps away ... More >>
A Flickr photoKobe Bryant and Kenyon Martin -- or a reasonable facsimile. As a lifelong Nuggets fan, I've grown accustomed over the years to waiting for the team to blow leads. But I don't think I've ever been so zen about the Nugs as last night, during their series-clinching victory over the Dalla ... More >>
In the past few days, Mark Cuban has been dancing without the stars. During last night's late newscast, 9News' Drew Soicher said that if the Nuggets manage to blow their series against the Dallas Mavericks, blamecasters will suggest that Mavs owner Mark Cuban got into their heads via his antics -- ... More >>
(UPDATE: The video above, which I just saw on Deadspin, seems to support Cuban's thug theory). Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has finally apologized to Kenyon Martin and Kenyon Martin's mom -- sort of. Cuban, who apparently called Mrs. K-Mart's son a "thug" after game three, writes on his blog this ... More >>
Kenyon Martin. Kenyon Martin was among the most-animated players during the scrum that developed in the seconds after the Nuggets' controversial game-three win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, for reasons that weren't readily apparent to TV viewers. But his reaction made perfect sense after w ... More >>
Photo by Jon SolomonGene Ween, music machine. Welcome to the working week. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder. • Rumors of Tickle Me Pink's breakup completely unfounded. • Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's. • Tech ... More >>
Potential is flowering. Today in Cafe Society: • Something's cooking in Summit County. • Cinco or swim today. • Drinking Goat at the Goat. • Frasca finally opens for lunch -- for two days only. • Denver's best female chefs wowed at Women Cook! Today in Backbeat Online: • Black Market ... More >>
Kenyon Martin. In a blog published after the Nuggets pummeled the Dallas Mavericks in game one of their playoff series, I suggested that a hard foul Kenyon Martin laid on the Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki set the stage for victory. Now, the NBA has levied at $25,000 fine against K-Mart for this shot across D ... More >>
The Denver Nuggets tip off their second-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon -- and their success will likely hinge on the sort of defensive play Kenyon Martin has been bringing to the court of late. Martin was hurt for on and off for many of his early years with t ... More >>
May Day! May Day! Today in Backbeat Online: • Fight Spider with Spider is reading my mind. • Signtologist featured in 9News news report. • Ghost Buffalo gives up the... well, ghost. • A first look at Skyfox's new video. • Freaky Friday: "Rap Chop" (featuring Vince) -- Steve Porter. Tod ... More >>
Yesterday's blog "George Karl Upset at Nuggets in Victory -- As Well He Should Be" applies just as much to last night's 114-113 Nugs win over the Oklahoma Thunder as it did to the previous evening's 104-96 escape from the depleted San Antonio Spurs with one notable exception -- Karl (pictured) did ... More >>
Last night, your Denver Nuggets defeated the San Antonio Spurs, one of the NBA's elite franchises. But afterward, coach George Karl (pictured) blistered his players in private before expressing his disappointment in their performance to the collected media. And good for him. First of all, the Nug ... More >>
The Associated Press credits the Rocky Mountain News for a story about Nuggets star Kenyon Martin that Channel 7 broke weeks earlier.
DerMarr Johnson was a hot-shot hoopster before a season-ending accident. Can he reignite the heat in Denver?
Rocky trims give veteran stockers the biz blues.
Check out the latest K-Mart special.
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.
From the week of August 5, 2004
This K-Mart special glitters.