If you ever had any doubts about how big a sports fan Peyton Manning is, they were erased at last night's ESPY awards. PM was named Best NFL Player and honored for Best Record-Setting Performance, and in accepting the latter, he said receiving the bauble from Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino and Okl ... More >>
Denver blog posts are pleased to meet you. Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton thinks the Nuggets deserve more love from people in these parts than they're getting, despite thirteen victories in a row, including last night's dismantling of the Thunder. Denver PR Blog offers a graphic to help you keep up ... More >>
The All-Star break is over, Kenneth Faried manimaled his way to some long-overdue national attention, and fastest team in the NBA West got a few days off to recharge its batteries. After the Nuggets beat the Celtics last night to avenge that frustrating triple OT loss heading into the break, it's of ... More >>
The 2012-13 Nuggets season has finally arrived. After pushing the Lakers to seven games in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last year and obtaining All-Star guard Andre Iguodala via trade this summer, fans are excited as they've ever been for the boys in blue and yellow -- and the Nuggets certain ... More >>
New Nugget Andre Iguodala met the press yesterday, and pretty much every word out of his mouth -- including his interest in a long-term deal -- reassured fans that the move was a positive one. And the Nuggets have wasted no time in promoting their latest star, featuring him in a wacky new comic enti ... More >>
Kobe Bryant has three more championships by himself than the entire Nuggets roster. The Los Angeles Lakers have three of the best twenty players in basketball. The Lakers are 26-7 at home this year, second best in the league. Given that, will the Nuggets beat the Lakers in the first round of the pla ... More >>
How much respect are the Nuggets getting going into the playoffs? Well, the NBA.com video recap of last night's key victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder (it's on view below) is dominated by great OKC plays, including Kevin Durant's epic posterizing of JaVale McGee. But if the Nugs can take care of ... More >>
Remember Chris "Birdman" Andersen? He was arguably the most popular member of the Denver Nuggets -- a bigger fave among lotsa fans than even Carmelo Anthony -- during many of the squad's best recent seasons due in part to his larger-than-life personality, celebrated in a photo gallery below. But as ... More >>
Your Denver Nuggets are officially a playoff team. But they'll likely be out of the postseason mighty fast unless they manage to use the NBA circle of life to prevent the death of their 2012 season. To whit: If they don't up-end the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road Wednesday, they'll likely meet O ... More >>
Plenty of people who tuned in last night's episode of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie probably found themselves saying, "Hey, isn't that Carmelo Anthony?" And it was: Melo appeared as a patient in a rehab center -- yet Showtime PR reps hardly knocked themselves out ballyhooing the gig. Why? Maybe b ... More >>
Ty Lawson.If you're not a hardcore NBA fan in Denver you might not have noticed that the league hasn't played any games yet. There was this whole thing about millionaires and billionaires arguing about how to chop up a few billion dollars. A quick synopsis: it was boring and tedious and then ... More >>
J.R. Smith.TMZ's item about J.R. Smith's arrest in Miami over the weekend for driving a scooter without a license is punctuated with this exclamation: "THUG LIFE!!!!" Yes, the bust's minor. But is it also a reminder to the Nuggets that inking J.R. long-term means living with this kind of stu ... More >>
Kevin Durant.Our post-mortem about the Nuggets' playoff-series loss to Oklahoma City heaped praise on the Thunder in general and blossoming superstar Kevin Durant in particular. But one reader wonders if Durant will be content to stay long term in a small market -- or if he'll be lured by the ... More >>
Kevin Durant.Yes, the Nuggets' nail-biting 100-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night was disappointing. But it seems inappropriate to complain too much. After all, it was a hugely entertaining game almost singlehandedly won by a great player -- Kevin Durant -- whose performance will ... More >>
Gallo.We asked these three Denver blog posts to sit a spell. Denver Stiffs' Jeffrey Morton thinks Danilo Gallinari is the main reason to believe the Nuggets will extend their playoff series with the Thunder. Keep hope alive. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong offers a comment about comments. Ta ... More >>
Ty Lawson.Every NBA prognosticator worth his leather balls has declared Denver dead in the 2011 playoffs, but the Nugs won't lay down. Last night's 104-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder found the team displaying the gumption we knew was there all along -- as well as establishing for all ... More >>
J.R. Smith.After the Nuggets failed a game-two gut-check against the OKC Thunder, I wrote that Denver needed to make a statement in the next matchup to have any chance to win the playoffs series. Well, the Nugs did so in Saturday's 97-94 loss, all right. They let everyone know they're not rea ... More >>
J.R. Smith.Nuggets fans have marveled at J.R. Smith's behavior since the Carmelo Anthony trade. Everything about him -- his attitude, his demeanor on and off the court, his shot selection -- seemed so much more mature that the idea of re-signing him after the season didn't seem like such a cr ... More >>
Chandler.The Nuggets 106-89 hammering at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder last night would have been agonizing under any circumstances. But the way they lost compounds the pain. Simply put, this was the poorest game the Nugs have played since Carmelo Anthony trade -- and it came at the ... More >>
Nenê.It might not seem sensible... Still, the Nuggets would be well served to duplicate their game plan from Sunday's 107-103 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in game one of their playoff series in the next matchup tonight.
Kevin Durant.Allow us to show off our latest collection of Denver blog posts. Denver Stiffs' Unitary Executives point out that the Thunder exceeded season averages in pretty much every offensive category in game one in the playoffs. Hope for the Nuggets? What's one of the latest Things to D ... More >>
Nenê.Two weeks back, we wrote that the Nuggets-Thunder playoff series would be a war, and that prediction was certainly borne out by last night's 107-103 OKC victory. Credit for the Thunder win goes to superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, aided by referee Steve Javie -- in part bec ... More >>
Ty Lawson.Aren't you excited that it's Friday? These three Denver blog items are. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein makes his playoffs prediction for the Nuggets. He sees victory versus the Oklahoma City before they almost top the best-in-the-West San Antonio Spurs. Write that down. Plants & ... More >>
Nenê.What seemed imminent since the beginning of the month is official: The Nuggets and Thunder will do battle in the first round of the playoffs. The fun starts on Sunday and all signs point to a fistfight -- either in competitiveness or actual throwing of fists; Nenê and Kendrick Perkins ... More >>
Nenê.Can't wait for the NBA playoffs to begin this weekend? Neither can the Denver Nuggets. In fact, the team would be a lot better off simply forfeiting to the Utah Jazz in tonight's regular season finale than playing it, given the nagging injury issues plaguing the squad.
Ty LawsonIt would seem like a death wish to hope to play the two-time defending NBA champions in the first round of the playoffs. But given recent play, are the Lakers now the most desirable first-round opponent for the Nuggets? Probably not, but it's at least a question worth asking.
Kevin Durant.In all likelihood, Tuesday's Nuggets-Thunder slugfest was a playoff preview, since Oklahoma City's currently in the fourth position in the west and Denver's ensconced in the fifth. But OKC's only one game behind the Dallas Mavericks for the third slot, and the Nuggets, who just b ... More >>
Ty Lawson.At this point, it's all but certain that the Denver Nuggets will meet the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA playoffs -- which made last night's game between the squads doubly interesting. And while the Nugs lost 101-94, there were a number of positive signs from a ... 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 >>
(Garrett W. Ellwood, NBAE, Getty Images) In the final minute of last night's Nuggets win over the visiting Thunder, Rocky the Mountain Lion was trying, again, to drain a half-court shot while facing the opposite hoop. He'd been doing it for two full time-outs and hit rim twice. A stunt, like ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony has missed the last three games due to his sister's death. The official word from the team is that he'll return "after Christmas." Doesn't much matter when he gets back to the team -- games with balls are of microscopic importance in comparison. For those of us with less to de ... 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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Sam Kittner/NewseumThe 9/11 display at the Newseum. The first unintentional zinger my wife fired at me on Monday immediately after we visited the Newseum, a lavish media museum in Washington D.C.: "I feel like I did after we went to the Holocaust Museum." The second unintentional zin ... More >>
So although the Nuggets let the Thunder stay in the game about 47 minutes too long last night, it's become evident they mean business this year. They sit at the number-two spot in the conference with three games to go, with some absolutely pivotal match-ups with the Lakers and the Trailblazers. The ... 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) didn' ... More >>
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