slider; Nikola Jokic; Michael Malone; Denver Nuggets


“You’re my favorite player ever, and I think you’ll break every record by the time you’re done.”
I had it. Magic Johnson. My favorite player ever. You’ll break every record. My favorite player ever. You’ll break every record. I got to the front of the line, and Magic took my jersey with a smile. “YOU’LL BREAK EVERY PLAYER, YOUR RECORD IS MY FAVORITE EVER!!!”

Another tale… Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A “guy” who happens to be tremendously naturally gifted at basketball, makes, remakes, and re-remakes himself and his game to eventually become the two-time MVP, a guy who is mentioned breathlessly as the first possible three-time-in-a-row MVP since Larry Bird, joining an elite list with few others in it.

“You deserve this. You, listening to this show right now, you deserve this moment. Because the Denver Nuggets are going to the NBA Finals.” – Matt Moore, Action Network, co-host, Locked on Nuggets

master key (noun)definition – a key that opens several locks, each of which also has its own key. As someone who may have often been asked to spend a little extra time after school on occasion, possibly due to a little mischief, I often found myself making friends with the school janitors, who were usually hard at work by the…

“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.”- Theodore Roosevelt If the former Bull Moose Party leader knows anything about anything, these Denver Nuggets and their fanbase must have a lot of belief, because for better and for worse, the team is halfway there. At the close of last season, and with the looming returns of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter,…

In the moments the Nuggets had salted a game away this season, and when the rookie saw the floor, he did a few things so few players bother with in scrub time. Christian passed the ball. He stole the ball. He blocked shots and passes. And he took the shots that were open, not the ones that might give him a couple points on that night’s stat sheet. He played the basketball he’d been playing ever since his mom was chewing his ass into the passenger seat of their long ride home, and he ate up every lesson. Even Coach Mike was duly impressed.

“Thus, arm in arm with thee, I dare defy my century into the lists.”- Friedrich Schiller When Alex English came to the Denver Nuggets in 1979 as a part of a trade for George McGinnis, there were mixed reviews on the swap. McGinnis had been a long time star in the league, especially in Indiana who was thrilled to be…

A not-so-complex basketball riddle… What have the Denver Nuggets accomplished six times since they’ve joined the NBA?

“I appreciate how we played. That’s what I appreciate. But all the, let’s say… achievements, awards, contracts, or whatever, it’s just — I don’t want to say coming naturally — but you don’t chase it.” – Nikola Jokic

It’s close to a miracle what can happen when a basketball engine runs perfectly. But this sh– is fragile, and no one knows it better than Nuggets Nation.

“If your thoughts are as tall as the height of your ceiling, you can’t fly above your room.” – Israelmore Ayivor I’d played soccer for ten years when my last coach came into my life. With that much time and practice under my belt, I though I had a pretty good idea, not only of the game, but of my…...

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