It was all a (Nuggets) dream

After Thursday’s surreal Game 6 victory against the Lakers I was dead set on writing some kind of piece about the experience. But because I didn’t get a chance to take notes, I realized a traditional recap was going to be hard to come by. After mulling over several, more creative ideas for a post, I decided writing a poem might be the best way to summarize whatever memories remained from Thursday. Sticking with the Notorious B.I.G. theme I introduced on Wednesday (which has since become contagious), I give you, It Was All a (Nuggets) Dream, by yours truly.


It Was All a (Nuggets) Dream


Open eyes thinking,

Staring at the ceiling,



Denver is everywhere,

She has on a blotchy blue and white dress,

The city buildings reach out to touch it.


Going through the motions,

The whole day is monotonous,



Two more hours,

Brushing fingers through clothes,

Finding the Ty Lawson throwback.


Hello Trepidation,




7 something,

Not much longer,

KG is ballin…


The whistle finally blows,

Game 6,

Delay the inevitable.


It’s so fast,

Everything’s moving so fast,

Press pause so I can breathe.


Mozgov does play physical defense,

Can’t do anything on offense,

But that defense is real.


And so goes Ty Lawson,

The racecar,

Speeding around the track.


Shots are dropping from everywhere,

A rainy storm builds inside the Pepsi Center,

Tickle that net.


Something is different,

You can feel it,

George must have prayed to the basketball Gods.


The racecar again,

Those wheels are turning and turning,

And burning.


He’s daring the others to try and keep up,

“Come on!” he says,

“Let’s go!” he says.


Kobe is sick,

Said his room looks like a scene from The Exorcist,

But Ty Lawson is the one turning heads.


Manimal is on the prowl,

He’s hungry,

He wants to eat rebounds for dinner.


And Corey Brewer,

The mystery,

Walking on toothpicks.


They bottled him up with all the energy of the Cosmos,

Then uncorked it before the game,

People see a “shooting star” at Pepsi Center.


The arena is illuminated with splendor,

Speckled white stars throughout,



Bucket after bucket,

One, two, three,

The rim swallows them all.


A tableau of purple and gold bodies,

With heads of pallor,



How long we’ve waited for this moment,

Seems like,



We’ve dreamed about it,

Oh how we’ve dreamed,

With vague imagination.


But now it’s happening,




Blue and yellow bodies,

They stand in triumph,

Topped with howling heads.


Bright eyes,

And smiles,

Radiating with unbridled amusement.


This game,

This series,

Has been plucked from our dreams.


No matter what happens next,

Good or bad,

We will awaken.


But the dream will always live on,

And that moment,

Will always be real.

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Kalen Deremo

Kalen was born in Durango, CO, in 1988 and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013 with a degree in journalism. He's now an itinerant hoping to travel as much as possible before eventually succumbing to the "real world." Aside from writing Kalen likes movies, music, spicy food and the great outdoors. Edward Abbey is his current idol.

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  • Slurm

    You should try to get this to Julyan Stone so he can turn it into a rap.

    • Kalen

      Is Stone a rapper?

      • Slurm

        Yeah in one of the Nuggets pre-game shows they were talking about what he does off the court and he raps a lot. If I remember right his brother owns a studio.

        • Kalen

          I knew I liked that guy for a reason! He should record a Nuggets pre-game warm up song.

  • KW


  • Legalize Denver Nuggets

    You silly mo fo. I loved it. My eyes are misty.

  • evan


  • Erlingur Gretar

    Best recap ever.

  • http://yahoo mile high

    Mozgov can play offense too,

    Dunking his way to the highlight reel,

    What we’ve been dreaming is becoming real.

  • nugsfan12

    let’s pump the breaks here. it was a game six win-or-go-home in the FIRST ROUND. i’m really excited too but lets try to stay within the realm of realism, the nugs have a long way to go to become a contending team

  • coxy

    we know they have a long way to go, which is what makes this win so great. its a giant step forward in the development of a young up and coming squad. win or lose we should be proud that we pushed this series to 7 games against a team that consists of kobe pau and bynum from 3-1 down. nuggets teams of that past wouldnt have had a game 6. this team won a game 6

  • KW

    Nuggets win when Mozzy’s hangin on the rim!

  • Eddie

    Nice poem, Madam.

    Next time do one about Justin Bieber. He’s dreamy.

  • Prizzy

    I wanted to talk shit but that was a pretty good poem. Go Nuggets

  • guy

    Kalen, you never go full retard.

  • Daniel

    Ha! Walking on toothpicks! Good stuff Kalen.