If Denver had more caring columnists, there wouldn’t be such a disconnect between the Nuggets of today and the Nuggets that have always been. If the Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla had a deeper feel of history he would reference the Lakers continued dominance over the Nuggets all the way back to the 1985 Western Conference Finals. The line of pain would be held taut until history stopped repeating itself. It would be a tragic story in the way the Broncos are a tragic story for any Cleveland Browns fan.
Denver has been the “fun” upstart before, dating back to the first-round upset of the top-seeded Sonics. But to finally be taken seriously as a contender, it needs a win, not another atta boy, in Game 7.