Videos: Best performances of the 2013-14 season

The 2013-14 Denver Nuggets season was not exactly what we all hoped for. It was oftentimes ugly, occasionally depressing and teeming with injuries. But there was also an assortment of quality performances turned in from nearly everyone on the roster — mainstays and midseason transplants alike. Although the gaudy numbers produced in these outings didn’t often add up to wins, they still made for some exciting basketball and alleviating moments of salvation in a season filled with what seemed like never-ending tension. Now if we can just get all these guys to replicate each one of these performances every night in unison, then we might have something…

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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.
  • heykyleinsf

    thanks Kalen those are all sweet and fun.
    This is why I love basketball and love my Nuggets.

    I sure appreciate what Brooks did to come in and
    put a little life in this season.
    I know chances are slim he comes back..
    but I sure would like it if somehow he does.

  • Richard Pesicka

    I really like Brooks as a player. Never complains and plays hard. If you trade him then your willing to trade just about anybody. Lawson only shines when he’s surrounded by players who want to play hard and win. Nothing else will suffice.

  • heykyleinsf

    I’ll comment on Donald Sterling and invite anyone else to respond.

    Clearly he’s a jerk. Clearly this is nothing new, and clearly, the NBA looks bad right now for knowing it for so long and not doing anything about it.
    Now they will be forced to. I can only look to Marge Schott as a reference,
    I expect they will do at least the same.. but I’m hoping a five year suspension and fines that will ultimately go to some minority causes.

    But I feel sorry for the fans. I don’t think there is any justice in sinking the ship to drown the captain. i don’t see any sense in boycotts. The Clippers have to play out the post season, then Sterling will be investigated and dealt with.
    I personally don’t think he should have any right in day to day business.. and have to become a silent partner of sorts.. but I feel sorry for the Clippers players, Doc Rivers and the fans. I think if we hated everyone for one man.. then we are simply no better than that one man.

    • Heisenberg

      This story just came out today. The NBA needs to verify everything before taking action. Assuming that it’s true, I’m sure the NBA will levy appropriate action. It wouldn’t surprise me to see some sort of agreement for Sterling to sell the team. This thing could blow up the Clippers though, could see players demanding trades after the season.

      I will say this, I do find it interesting that racism seems to run in one direction these days. If a black person said the same thing about white people I doubt there would be much outrage, if at all. Affirmative action laws are, in reality, racist. Hiring (and college admissions for that matter) should be based on qualifications, not skin color. I don’t want to delve too much into politics since that’s not what this forum is for but it is something I thought about when hearing about this story.

      • heykyleinsf

        first of all.. I’m surprised that anyone is surprised.. This guy has been a walking hate bomb all his life.. and he’s basically wealthy as a slum lord in LA.

        Second of all.. racism is simply felling a certain way towards people and having respect or lack of respect towards them based solely on the color of their skin. When people say.. “but I have black friends, how can I be racist?”.. I’ve got pets too. I love my dog.. it’s a smart dog, but I don’t ask it many major philosophical questions. You can’t treat people without prejudice if you have beliefs in your heart that they are inferior just based on their appearance. Racism is not about jockeying for position and the cause of people like you or not.. Sterling said now, has said before, thousands of times literally and figuratively and through his actions.. that he is a bigot.

        Heisenber.. it’s sickening to defend him. And you just did.. by bringing in this.. ” IF a black person does the same thing. ” dude.. come on. There’s no excuse for anyone. Defending that kind of crap sucks. And you just did.

        • Heisenberg

          You are connecting dots that are not there. What he said was inexcusable. He should absolutely be punished by the league once the investigation concludes. All I meant with that passage is that this is a big story because it was a white person expressing racist thoughts. His behavior is not acceptable, but neither is a black person expressing racist remarks.

          My point is that racism is racism. Lately it has run in only one direction. If a black comedian makes racially insensitive remarks toward white people everyone laughs and ignores it. If a white comedian makes jokes about black people he’s crucified. It’s a BS double standard that shouldn’t exist.

          • heykyleinsf

            LOOK.

            You don’t say something’s bad and then say it’s not by saying everyone does it. How many black owners have there ever been in the four major sports? We’re talking nearly 400 combined years.. how many black owners??
            For some 120 teams? in the last combined 400 years??

            two.
            we’re talking a thousand opportunities and 998 of them were owned by white people.. and you .. are saying “it’s a BS double standard”

            YOU ARE HOPELESS DUDE.

            • Heisenberg

              You might have a point if the POTUS wasn’t black. There was a time when you were right, black people didn’t have the opportunities that white people have. Those days are gone, though. If you work hard you can be successful. If you don’t work hard, there’s a thousand other people who will. Also you talk about team owners. Well a lot of them are (or were) very successful businessmen. They worked very hard. They also were in the right place at the right time. Black people do have shares to sports teams (the Williams sisters have a small stake in the Dolphins, MJ is a majority owner, Magic Johnson is in a partnership for the Dodgers, Jay Z had Nets….). If a black person has the money, they can own a sports team.

              You act like white people should still be punished for something their ancestors did. I am in favor of equal rights for EVERYONE. Not giving certain advantages to minorities just because slavery existed 150 years ago. Jewish people were discriminated against as well, does that give them the right to make racist remarks? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

              Racism is racism and it can come from any race. It’s wrong no matter who says it.