Monday, December 18, 2006

WHY DID ANTHONY RECEIVE A LONGER SUSPENSION?

Three Denver Nuggets and 4 New York Knicks players were suspended for at least one game after a fight broke out at the end of their game on Saturday. Carmelo Anthony was suspended for 15 games, Nate Robinson was suspended for 10 games, and J.R. Smith was suspended for 10 games. They were the 3 players that were suspended the longest amount of time. I've watched the tape highlights over and over again and I'm not sure why Carmelo Anthony was suspended for more games than the other two. The main fight seemed to be between Nate Robinson and J.R. Smith. What did Anthony do that would cause him to be suspended for longer? Anyone?

Monday, December 11, 2006

DENVER NUGGETS PLAYERS HAVE A BIG HEART!

Last week, Denver Nuggets players Jamal Sampson and Earl Boykins, helped out with a national initiative called Lift Up America. Currently, Lift Up America is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Luxottica, Starkey Hearing, and Interstate Batteries. Boykins and Sampson helped distribute 30,000 lbs of chicken and 4,000 batteries to 35 different Denver agencies that provide services to low income families and the homeless. Like a lot of other professional basketball teams, the Denver Nuggets are helping out during this season of caring. Kudos!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

CARMELO ANTHONY'S DONATION

The Denver Nuggets forward and captain, Carmelo Anthony, has provided one of the largest donations that the Syracuse University Athletics has ever seen. The 3 million dollar donation would pay for the construction of a new basketball practice facility that can house two practice courts, locker rooms, and office facilities for the men's and women's basketball programs at Syracuse. As Borat would say, "Very Nice! High Five, Carmelo!"

Friday, November 17, 2006

I'm bad luck.

Well, so much for Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin... he's out the rest of the season because of that bad right knee. Why is it every time I get excited about someone they end up injured? Maybe I should just sell my tickets now and not go to any of the games, or a blimp will fall on the arena and take out the whole team in one fell swoop.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Carmelo stayed put against Timberwolves

Unlike the previous outing against the L.A. Clippers, where he got ejected, Carmelo Anthony stuck around and gave the Denver Nuggets 28 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves. If only he could have added just a few more. It wasn't for lack of trying -- he took four tries in the last 14 seconds of play. But that left the T'Wolves on top, 112-109.

The NBA season is just getting underway, but I notice lots of teams have already had a chance to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Just so our Nuggets don't make a habit of it.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

No injuries please

I am so excited about this season - I am more than ready to put last season behind us. Let's hope the Denver Nuggets are too! All we have to do is avoid the injuries from last year, and that'll be a good start...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Hodge coming back to the Denver Nuggets?

Speaking of getting well, sounds like Julius Hodge might actually make it back onto the court with the Denver Nuggets after the shooting he suffered back in April - if they decide to sign him, that is. Personally, I think they should do it. Best case scenario, he does great and turns into a real crowd draw (who wouldn't buy a ticket to see such a great story of courage and heart and all that, right?). Worst case scenario, they could always make a movie out of it...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Get Well Soon

Well, good news and bad news for the Nuggests. Good news - Kenyon Martin brought in 20 points and eight rebounds against the Indiana Pacers, leading them to a 114-102 win Wednesday night at U.S. Bank Arena. Bad news - he couldn't walk after the third quarter.

Here's hoping recovery's quick, Kenyon. We need you!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Denver Nuggets newsbites

It's hard to believe we're only 2 weeks away from the 2006-2007 NBA season! I'm trying to find time to watch more updates on my teams on TV, but I find myself online more often than not. I found a good page here thatwill probably keep me occupied for the next couple hours. Seems like a good read, and not only because of his optimistic attitude toward the Denver Nuggets. (But that helps.)

Friday, October 13, 2006

3 years gone, 3 years to come

The decision's made - George Karl stays on with the Denver Nuggets until 2009! Seems like a no-brainer to me given his performance these last three years, but I suppose it's always nice to feel appreciated.

Was this really a surprise to anyone?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Denver Nugget.

I can’t claim that I've been keeping up with players as well as I should. I check news and read over some of the fluff here and there. I’ve been pretty busy lately. So today I’m reading along and here is something I found really impressive. Earl Boykins of the Denver Nuggets is the second shortest NBA player in history at 5’5”, only to be beat by Muggsy Bogues who was two inches shorter. Maybe it’s me but I love these underdog stories, it makes you feel good inside, like the first time I watched Joe Dirt. My buddies at the office teased me for sporting my blonde mullet wig I bought at Party Pig but I stood firm and they don’t tease me anymore.

The most impressive thing that I read about Boykins is that he can bench press 315 lbs. I dunno about you but I’m keeping Boykins on my speed dial, just in case the neighbors complain about the transmission I have sittin’ in the front yard.

Monday, October 02, 2006

evans re-signs

The Nuggets re-signed Reggie Evans recently for a multi-year contract. Warkentien said he highly values the role Evans played last season in the Nuggets’ sweep of the Northwest Division. He was one of the best rebounders in the NBA by the minute last season, averaging 8.7 rebounds per game in 23.3 minutes over 26 games. His career average with the Sonics and Nuggets is 7.3 rebounds per game in 288 games.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Extra innings no bonus

I’ve been gone for awhile, but during the summer there’s more MLB action than NBA anyway. And one thing about baseball that I normally like – sometimes your ticket buys you extra innings. So the other night, when Colorado Rockies fans got 9 extra inings, or two games’ worth of play for the price of one, what was the problem? The final score: Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 1.

5-plus hours on the field is pretty unusual, but there were two games that went 18 innings Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Over at Minute Maid Park, the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Houston Astros 8-6.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Let’s follow the cowboy trail…

When the Denver Nuggets crashed out to the LA Clippers in this year’s playoffs, I continued to watch the games and I felt like the Dallas Mavericks would be the team to beat this year. I like their mix of tall jump shots and aggressive drives; it was when they failed to take the ball to the hoop that they started to lose their way. I think we will see a lot more cover and drive style plays this year, even against the mighty Shaquille O’Neal.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Nuggets are out and Mavericks are in.

Well, now that Denver is out, I am rooting for the Dallas Mavericks to win the championship. I think that Dirk Nowitzki deserves just as much attention as Steve Nash for his contribution this year. Dirk is my MVP for sure and I can’t wait to see what he and Josh Howard have cooked up for the Suns on Tuesday. Tonight the Miami Heat play the Detroit Pistons and they have the chance to make it 3-1 if they win. After Saturday’s game I think that the Heat have the competitive edge and I can’t wait to watch them go up against the Mavericks in the Finals.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Does Que Serat Serat cover it?

The Denver Nuggets were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Clippers. Carmelo Anthony and The Clippers have not advanced to the second round of the playoffs for over 25 years and it just looks like it is their year and not the Nuggets. It is unfortunate but true. I guess this is where I say “there’s always next year”.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Nuggets Living on the Edge

The Denver Nuggets played an impressive game on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors. Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and Marcus Camby had 17 rebounds. If they can go into their game against the Portland Trailblazers with the same kind of energy then the Nuggets will secure a playoff spot and the division title. Go Nuggs!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

There could be a chance!

The Denver Nuggets are close to securing a playoff spot. It will take a lot more wins to get there but I believe we can do it. We have beaten the Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs and they are the number one teams in the league. Do you think we have a good chance of reaching the playoffs?

Friday, February 10, 2006

NBA Player Threatens Fans for Exercising their Right to Free Speech

Two Denver Nuggets fans claim that after hearing himself called a chump for not being suited up for the game, Kenyon Martin sent a friend into the stands to deal with the fans. The friend approached two men, started making derogatory comments and allegedly said:
"You're going to get hurt, white boy."
The fans also claim they were threatened by Martin and two friends after the game as well.