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“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” – Elizabeth Warren When the NBA stepped into their 50th anniversary season, Commissioner David Stern announced a list of the “50 Greatest Players in NBA History”. Joining Stern at the lectern were NBA greats Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, George Mikan, and Julius Erving, all true monoliths…...

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This week, an NBA MVP big man who stayed loyal to the mid-market team who drafted him took a carefully constructed cast of characters, including a star point guard, and lights-out wing shooter, and carried his team to an NBA Championship with a dominating and decisive performance. The only thing that could have made it better would have been the…...

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When both of my daughters were little girls, I bought them a swingset to put up in the backyard. Having had one as a kid, the pieces were completely obvious coming out of the box. Between the picture on the front and the pieces in front of me, I hardly even needed the directions. Less than an hour later, I…...

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It was the f—ing Penguin that was screwing with me. No, not the Penguins. Not the Pittsburgh Penguins. Not them. Not a rogue Denver Zoo runaway from the Aviary. No. THE Penguin. Batman’s second-worst arch enemy. That son of a bird had been f—ing with my eight-year old self all summer long. Pepsi had put out a set of collector’s…

“Give me one man from among ten thousand if he is the best.” – Heraclitus I well remember where I was at the night that Halley’s Comet passed by earth in 1986, as I was just starting to fall in love with astronomy and astrophysics at the deepest dumb-it-down for me level. The rarity of the Halley’s event combined with…...

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Cherish him. Enjoy him. Be thankful for him. You'll probably never see a better player wear a Nuggets jersey in your lifetime.

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No one believes in the Nuggets with no Jamal Murray. That's perfectly fine with this group of underdogs.

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington Life is designed to lull you to sleep. While you always want to think you’re giving your best in every circumstance, human beings are made to budget their energy. Whether it’s our brains glossing over repetitive tasks, or choosing to coast when we know we have…...

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“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle, sort of As a kid, I grew up watching a ton of cartoons, especially on Saturday mornings during my second or third giant bowl of Fruity Pebbles (don’t judge me). The capstone of my Saturday funfest was Voltron, a Japanese series that was rewritten and revoiced for American…...

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The new-look Denver Nuggets took on the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night in their ‘Earned’ edition jerseys. Aaron Gordon and JaVale McGee were both active, and Gordon caught his first start in Paul Millsap’s place. With just one new player in the lineup, somehow, the Nuggets looked a completely different team. Suddenly teeming with size and athleticism, the starters rolled in…...

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“You can’t win if you don’t play as a unit.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “You can’t win if you don’t play.” – The Colorado Lottery In my fourth year of club soccer, our team had hit the apex of its possibility. We’d squeezed every bit of juice we could out of our current roster, and still couldn’t make things click. We…...

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“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – John W. Gardner Most tasks, no matter how complex they seem, can often be broken down into a series of simpler goals. This is especially true in professional sports, where complex sequences that seem outside the bounds of mere mortals can usually be broken down into more mundane bits and bytes. In…...

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Nikola Jokic has been playing at an MVP level all season. Over the last month, Jamal Murray has also been at his best.

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Jamal Murray has four career 19+ point fourth quarters. Three of those have come over Murray's last four games.

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Inside a San Francisco hotel on the eve of the Nuggets' first preseason game, Nikola Jokic set the tone for Denver's upcoming season.

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“A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” – Unknown “Stick with what you’re good at.” -Stephen King’s first publisher. And second… And… Stephen King’s first novel Carrie was released in 1974, and was immediately hailed for its storytelling and horror. Even with the plaudits, it was not an immediate…...

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Michael Porter Jr. needed a bounce-back performance in the worst way. He got one Wednesday against the Cavs.

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The Nuggets are hot right now, but so is most of the West. The guys weigh in on whether Denver is really all the way back.

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Defenses can't decide how to guard Nikola Jokic this season. But you feel for them. There's really no good option.

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