Can you feel it? The Denver Nuggets are on the precipice. They are favored to make it to the second round. After two decades of futility during which you could argue the Nuggets were one of the worst three or four franchises in the entire NBA they are finally a division champion with a high seed. More importantly they are expected to make it out of the first round of the playoffs.
The next few weeks will either become the experiences that most Nugget fans point to when asked what their favorite Nuggets memory is or we will witness another chapter written in the story of a franchise that simply cannot earn success. Division championships, All-Star appearances, all-time victory totals, they all pale in comparison to the next step.
The next few games are what we will remember. This is why we attach ourselves to a silly sports team. This is why we watch and obsess and fret.
It begins tonight and when and how it ends is all that matters.
This is what we have been waiting for year after frustrating year. It’s time.