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NBA Northwest Division

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    February 23, 2010

    LaDainian Tomlinson in Broncos orange? Only if you thought Allen Iverson was a good fit for the Nuggets

    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 >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Denver Nuggets in Denver Blogs: Can a basketball team be treated for schizophrenia?

    Will it be good J.R.? Or bad J.R.?​We've gathered together three blogs about Denver topics for your perusal. In his recap of the Nuggets victory over the Boston Celtics yesterday, which immediately followed a humiliating defeat to the woeful Washington Wizards, Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons wri ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    George Karl cancer diagnosis: Will his fight help focus an unfocused team?

    George Karl probably won't be sitting in this spot quite as often during the next six weeks.​The news that Nuggets coach George Karl has a form of throat cancer and will miss a number of practices and games over the next month and a half came as a shock. After all, the last big news about Karl ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Denver Blogs: Will Carmelo Anthony's ankle finally heal already?

    "I like making you wait."​More Denver blogs for your infotainment. In his preview of tonight's matchup between your Denver Nuggets and the Sacramento Kings, Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein writes, "If the Nuggets can get a fresh Melo back tonight, we'll be looking at thirteen wins in sixteen ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Denver Blogs: How to solve a problem like J.R. Smith?

    It's not who shot J.R.; it's how many shots did J.R. take?​Hey, bub. Wanna pick up some Denver blogs, cheap? Jeremy at Roundball Mining Company notes that J.R. Smith (who managed to dodge a threatened suspension) played hard and relatively smart when he first entered the Nuggets' game against ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Denver Blogs: Without Chauncey Billups, the Nuggets blow

    "If only milk could make my groin stronger."​It's okay to read Denver blogs if you're not from Denver. We won't tell. Denver Stiffs's Andrew Feinstein breaks down the good, bad and ugly of the Nuggets' 2009-2010 season's first half, noting that without Chauncey Billups, the team is "rudderles ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Jerry Schemmel says goodbye Nuggets, hello Rockies

    Jerry Schemmel will be watching a different kind of ballin'.​Denver Nuggets backers have had to make do with less Jerry Schemmel than they'd like; the team's longtime radio broadcaster has only been calling home games of late. But before long, Nugs fans will have to go cold turkey. Schemmel h ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Stan Kroenke dubbed "Quietest Sports Emperor"

    Stan Kroenke's most embarrassing moment?​ What is it about Denver that makes its richest people want to keep their lips zipped? Phil Anschutz, the state's wealthiest person, refuses to grant interviews despite personally owning newspapers and online info properties, not to mention theaters an ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Denver Blogs: Does Scott McInnis have a Grecian formula for victory?

    Only his hairdresser knows for sure.​Some blogs about Denver, written in Denver. Or at least we think so. Colorado Pols finds evidence that Scott McInnis, who just shaved his mustache and looks as if he's tinted his locks, "has tinkered with his hair color ever since he's been in politics." W ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Denver Blogs: The latest DIA conspiracy theory -- environmental friendliness!

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Denver Nuggets: NBA team or MASH unit?

    J.R. Smith lines up what proved to be the winning free throw against the Warriors.​Once a year, I get to use Westword's season tickets to watch a Nuggets game -- and I was lucky enough to have drawn last night's matchup against the Golden State Warriors, when Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Denver Blogs: Charlie Sheen case more fun than running for Congress

    "Hey! I'm not ready for my closeup!"​We're back with our week-daily roundup of Denver bloggery. Did you miss us? The Colorado Independent's David O. Williams speculates that 9th Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson was too busy with high-profile cases involving the likes of actor Charlie ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado quotes of the decade

    Get ready, get set, insert foot in mouth. Here are some of the quotes that made us laugh, cry or just scratch our head in disbelief. ​"Riots in Denver at the Democrat Convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats. And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as fa ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Top 10 screw-ups, shmucks and scandals of the decade in Colorado sports

    ​It's a good time to be a Colorado sports fan, with the Nuggets, Rocks and Avs contending, and the Broncos -- at least until yesterday -- surprising skeptics. But there have been some low moments for local athletes and teams this decade, not to mention one local scandal that starred a big-name ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Get yourself a Chris "Birdman" Andersen "faux-hawk"

    Drew Litton would have drawn Birdman's hair taller if it had been a bigger glass.​A short-cut to Denver's corner of the blogosphere. As a bonus to AJ Vicens' analysis of last night's Nuggets win over Oklahoma City, the folks at 5280 include a video showing how you can rock a "faux-hawk" like ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Psycho

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Carmelo can't do it by himself, for Christ's sake

    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 >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Maybe the Nuggets don't need a heart transplant after all

    "This game's a lot easier to watch than the last one."​Finding good Denver blogs made easy. Jeremy at Roundball Mining Company worried about the Nuggets' lack of heart in a dispiriting loss to (eesh!) the Clippers. But their win against the Bulls proves they've still got the beat. Ken at Den ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Allen Iverson was a perfect gentleman in Denver -- so what's your problem, Philadelphia, Detroit and Memphis?

    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 >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Bedz

    Michael Martin​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    It's the most wonderful time of the year for Denver sports fans

    A Flickr photoWe feel like dancing, too.​ Right now, fans of pro sports in Denver have a difficult task -- figuring out how not to spontaneously orgasm at inappropriate times (like during fully clothed meetings with the boss) due to the magical confluence of seasons involving all the big-four ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Kenny Be's Nuggets of Goodness: Chauncey Billups

    Golden moments in the lives of Denver Nuggets basketball players... ​

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    July 23, 2009
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    July 14, 2009

    Can Arron Afflalo become the next Dahntay Jones?

    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 >>

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    July 8, 2009

    What's next for the Nuggets after caging Chris "Birdman" Andersen?

    Chris Andersen as he appeared in the November 2008 issue of Denver magazine. We've been lobbying for the Denver Nuggets to re-sign Chris Andersen for over a month, and the more time that passed, the more likely it was that other teams would start knocking on his door. Fortunately, though, the deed ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 26 edition

    Photo by Aaron ThackerayBy the time you get to see Phoenix.... So far today, all of America's remaining pop-culture icons seem to be hanging in there.... Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night's Show: Phoenix at The Bluebird. • Polytoxic drummer Chadzilla hitches a ride with Slim Cessna's Auto ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Show off your shoe game at the 'Sneaker Prom'

    PULSE Arts, the folks behind the annual Shoe Shine event, are taking their appreciation for art and sneaker culture to another level. This Saturday, June 27, the organization will host their first annual Sneaker Prom at the Denver Athletic Club (1325 Glenarm St.) in an effort to raise money for PULS ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Nuggets score big with Ty Lawson pick-up

    Even hardcore Nuggets fans didn't go into last night's NBA draft expecting the team to do much. After all, the squad had the number 34 selection -- the sort of position that would likely result in the drafting of a European player we'd never see in a baby-blue uni. And that's precisely what happen ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Denver Blogs: "Threatened? Endangered? Who cares, just get me some freakin' cheese"

    Our daily cruise through the Colorogosphere. Are we missing a worthy blog? Let us know. A lot of fuss over a very little mouse. (5280) With the 34th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Nuggets select... (Denver Stiffs) The rise (and rise and rise) of the downtown Four Seasons. (Denver Infill)

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    June 15, 2009

    Kobe Bryant: Nuggets' public enemy number one

    So... does knowing that your Denver Nuggets lost in the NBA's Western Conference Finals to the eventual champs, the L.A. Lakers -- and put up more of a fight than did the Orlando Magic -- make the way the Nugs' season ended a little less painful. No. Not at all. But it does give the Nuggets more ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    The Nuggets give fans the not especially personal touch

    Carmelo wants to know how you feel, NameFirst. Having just completed their most exciting season in years, the Denver Nuggets are smart to get into contact with fans about next season while they're still buzzing from the team's just-ended playoff run. After all, the Nugs' bandwagon is more crowded t ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Trimming the fat, and maybe a little bone, in Boulder

    Wikipedia Commons Our daily blog round-up. Send links this way. How CU will cut $30 million from its budget. (Hint: It won't be pretty). (Face the State) An abortion-clinic doctor in Boulder: "I'm next on the List." (Colorado Independent) Now that the burning sensation behind our eyes has subsid ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Another sex dispute between a Colorado woman and an L.A. Laker

    Shannon Brown, in an image from his MySpace page. Maybe Los Angeles Lakers players should keep it zipped when they visit Denver. Earlier this decade, Kobe Bryant spent month after month in legal hell after a woman said he'd sexually assaulted her, precipitating a media free-for-all in Eagle County ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Nuggets: Let's remember the good times -- and try to forget about tonight

    A Flickr photo....aargh.... As I write this blog, the Nuggets are down by 24 points to the Los Angeles Lakers with 1:36 to go in game six of the Western Conference finals -- playing out the string in the kind of loss we'd come to expect in previous years, but had thought the Nugs had finally manage ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 29 edition

    Photo by Aaron ThackerayWhat cute Offspring you have! Hello, we must be going. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: Punk Rocks at Red Rocks. • Catch the Buzz 3 Mixtape features Spoke-In-Wordz, Playalitical, DJ Chonz. • MP3 Freeloader: Saturday, the Rouge CD release party at Larimer Lounge ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    MiniBAR's patio party and Denver Nuggets stimulus package go hand-in-hand

    MiniBAR, the subterranean Cherry Creek hot spot recently opened by Bill Ward and Michel Wahaltere at 222 Columbine Street, is holding its patio launch party tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., but the tiny bar with the really big patio is also doubling as a Denver Nuggets fan bar and TV viewing pad for g ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Denver Blogs: So you think you can run an election (without screwing it up colossally)?

    Take a luxurious, four-click cruise through the local blogosphere. Know of something worth linking to? Send it along. For reasons we can't figure, people really want to run the state's elections. (Face the State) Tom Tancredo says Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a racist. (

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    May 26, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Week starts with a win

    It wasn't just the decisive win that made last night's Nuggets victory so gratifying. And it wasn't the fact that Denver looked so good -- if very, very wet -- on national TV. What was particularly sweet about this chapter in the Cinderella story is that the Nuggets were never supposed to be at th ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Surviving the Denver Nuggets' down-and-up weekend

    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 >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Vince McMahon takes on faux-Stan Kroenke's killer toupee

    The McMahon-Kroenke smackdown -- captured in the "Raw." True Nuggets fans didn't watch last night's edition of World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw, in which Nugs owner Stan Kroenke and the ballers on his payroll were spoofed by WWE's Vince McMahon and his unitard-clad minions -- an act of revenge/p ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 22 edition

    Photo by Amber NowellStella Luce. Going that extra mile. Today in Backbeat Online: • MP3 Freeloader: Tonight, Stella Luce CD release at Avogadro's Number. • Freaky Friday: "Superbroker Shuffle." • MP3 Freeloader: More free dubstep from Alert. • Ancient Mith gets live in Paris. • Rumors o ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    "J.R. Swish," "In Chauncey We Trust:" Still more shirts to show your Nug love

    Watching the Nuggets third-round-opening loss to the Lakers on Tuesday, I heard a plug for the NBA's team shop, and immediately wondered what the local designers at DeRailed Ink had come up with for Denver's run. As usual, they didn't disappoint, coming through with the "J.R. Swish" design at rig ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    How the Nuggets can go to school on Cavs' loss

    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 >>

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    May 21, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 21 edition

    "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 >>

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    May 21, 2009

    In Vegas, still no love for Nuggets

    A Flickr photo.If Barkley's been gambling on the Nuggets like he's been talking about them, he's richer than ... well, he was before. Asshole. As you might recall, TNT's Charles Barkley was the first national analyst to say the Nuggets could win a title. As you also might recall, Charles Barkley ha ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Umm, Coach Karl, why is that little guy inbounding the ball?

    I said it first, but ESPN Sports Guy Bill Simmons probably said it best last night, questioning aloud on Twitter why Anthony Carter, the Nuggets' shortest player on the floor, was impounding the ball with his team down two and just seconds to go: "How to Blow a Huge Game by George Karl," Chapter 23 ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Nugget fans should wear allegiance on their sleeves

    The Nuggets lost by two points last night in a very close game. Why? Well, a big part of it was unusually poor free-throw shooting from Chauncey Billups and company. My suggestion, then, is that the rest of the team start wearing Carmelo Anthony's super-phresh shooting sleeve. You know, that sky- ... More >>

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    May 19, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 19 edition

    All Capitals, suddenly van-less. Wouldn't you like to know? Today in Backbeat Online: • Lowlife jerkwads steal All Capitals' van. • Moving Pictures: B-Boys represent at Mighty 4. • Last Night: Mike Watt & the Missingmen at the Larimer Lounge. Today in Cafe Society: • RSVP fast for Slow Fo ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    The pros and cons for the Nuggets of last night's Houston Rockets win

    A Flickr photoKobe shoots and (probably) scores. Watching the Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers game last night caused this particular Nuggets fan an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu. Like the Nugs have done for ages (until, for the most part, this year), the Rockets blasted off to an early, comma ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Mark Cuban's suggestion to Nugs about racial-taunt complaints: Increase security

    A Flickr photo"I didn't hear a thing..." The Dallas Mavericks are in the Nuggets' rear-view at this point -- but Mavs owner Mark Cuban continues to make comments sure to rev up the rivalry again next year. As a guest on Dan Patrick's syndicated radio show, Nugs coach George Karl complained about so ... More >>

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