It is game day for the first do or die contest of the 2009 playoffs for the Denver Nuggets so why not throw out some links to get everyone in the mood?
There has been a lot of talk about officiating following game five. Bill Simmons lambasted the NBA in this article for making a potentially great product merely good. John Hollinger added his two cents. Lakers Blog also has a good post on the topic complete with a link to this article by Charlie Rosen on FoxSports.com.
A video from Bryan Roy discussing game six with OC Register columnist Jeff Miller. Both like the Nuggets’ chances.
Andrew at Denver Stiffs has some news from Chris Tomasson that Karl envisions J.R. Smith as the starter at shooting guard next season. Is it true or just a negotiating tactic to drive the price of Dahntay Jones’ next contract down?
At least one man thinks Anthony Carter was the thirtieth best player in Miami Heat History ahead of such talents as Billy Owens, Gary Payton, Harold “Baby Jordan” Miner and Alan Ogg (hat tip to TrueHoop for the link). No word on if that is because his agent’s inability to trigger his player option on the final year of his contract ultimately led to an NBA championship (the mishap gave them enough money to sign Lamar Odom who was part of the package traded for Shaq).
Apparently actor/singer Tyrese Gibson altered the words of the National Anthem prior to game five in Los Angeles. Probably the first time the fans in Staples Center have ever booed at the mention of the Lakers (hat tip to Lakers Blog for the link). How dare this guy try to give me a reason not to see Transformers 2!
Nuggets Nugetz is all about the playoff ‘stache.
Look for another live blog tonight featuring Kurt from Forum Blue and Gold and of course one of the top ten Nuggets bloggers in all of creation.