There Are Plenty Of Reasons To Hate The Denver Nuggets

May 27, 2009 – 1:54 am by Ryan Phillips


With the NBA’s Western Conference Finals tied at 2-2 and the venom between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers reaching a new high point everyone seems to have a take on this matchup. While it’s easy to hate the Lakers, the Nuggets could be giving the Lake Show a run for its money this postseason.

In fact, there are plenty of reasons to hate the Nuggets. Just ask Mark Cuban.

Off the top of our heads we can reel off a few for you right now.

1. Dahntay Jones. Exhibit One.

2. Kenyon Martin. You really need an explanation? OK, go here.

3. J.R. Smith’s preening reactions after every basket. Look, J.R. I know you’re excited but act like you’ve been there before. Your post bucket celebrations are more ridiculous than the “handicapped” kid who scores his first basket for a middle school team at the end of a blowout.

4. Linas Kleiza. Anytime I can – with a straight face – refer to someone as “a poor man’s Vladimir Radmanovic” there’s a problem.

5. Chris “The Birdman” Andersen’s hair. Love his energy and the way he plays the game, but this is getting ridiculous.

6. Dahntay Jones. Exhibit Two.

7. The fact that Kenyon Martin is making $14.4 million this year. What does $14.4 million get you these days? How about 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Christ, he’s making $21,000 more than Carmelo Anthony for the season. He should be forced to give a portion of that money back.

8. There’s always this to go back to.

9. Their current jerseys suck. Can we please go back to the good old days?

10. J.R. Smith is a cheap-shotting punk.

11. The way Dahntay Jones spells his name. It’s supposed to be Dante. I’d even accept Donte.

12. Kenyon Martin’s lips tattoo. Might be the worst body ink I’ve ever seen. Outside of the UFC, of course.

13. George Karl’s lazy Phil Jackson impersonation. George’s postgame press conferences are about as interesting as ESPN’s early morning programming. Come on George, give us something. Quit with the “I don’t know. What can I tell ya?” crap.

14. They disrespected the WWE’s fans man. Who do they think they are?

15. Did I mention that J.R. Smith is a punk?

16. The franchise’s ineptitude forced The Baker to turn in his old-school Dikembe Mutombo jersey and choose another team to love. Then, the Nuggets promptly reached the Western Conference Finals. Whoops.

17. Nene. Dude, your last name is Hilario. You are neither good enough, nor famous enough to warrant first name/nickname-on-your-jersey status. Kobe and LeBron use Bryant and James respectively, therefore, you have to use Hilario. End of discussion.

So there’s 17 reasons and that’s just off the top of my head and we’re not even through game five of this series.

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  1. 15 Responses to “There Are Plenty Of Reasons To Hate The Denver Nuggets”

  2. not to change the subject, but who did the Baker end up choosing for his new team?

    By Pablo on May 27, 2009

  3. You forgot about the time when Zo was riding K-Mart hard during practice in Jersey. K-Mart reached down to is stomach and said “OHHH, My Kidney!!!” Sure it was hilarious but seriously Kenyon – too soon.

    By Bros Like This Site on May 27, 2009

  4. Also, one more. I went to school with Mike D’Antoni’s nephew and apparently, while in Phoenix, Steven Hunter had to miss a couple games due to carpal tunnel from playing too many video games. True Story.

    By Bros Like This Site on May 27, 2009

  5. Well, at least their star player didn’t rape anyone and then pay the person off to avoid jail.

    By Brian on May 27, 2009

  6. Brian,
    ALLEGEDLY! And he didn’t pay her off to avoid jail time, the case was thrown out of court. He paid her off to avoid a civil trial.

    By Phillips on May 27, 2009

  7. The Lakers don’t leave it all on the court, and their star is an image-obsessed jerk. Nothing about the Nuggets tops that on the hate scale.

    By Anonymous on May 27, 2009

  8. TheBaker went with the Blazers, but seeing as I live in Indy I gravitated toward the playoff-less Pacers.

    Nuggets fan since 1994. LaPhonso Ellis, Robert Pack and Bryant Stith are my boys.

    By TheBaker on May 27, 2009

  9. since ’94, huh? you’re a bandwagon bitch, have fun rooting for the pacers jackass. go nuggets!

    By mtkulshan on May 27, 2009

  10. You really got to reach to hate the Nuggets unless your a Laker fan. The WWE reference is cool though because a couple of calls here and there and it’s Kobe vs Lebron. I’m hoping that’s not gonna happen.

    By Brooklyn Bob on May 27, 2009

  11. As a Nuggetts fan I can’t even begin to tell you how freaking awesome it is to get some HATE. No one hates a loser.


    By cfgsteak on May 27, 2009

  12. im officially rooting for the lakers

    By Alex on May 27, 2009

  13. Phillips, your comments are hilarious..
    the Nene comment is a classic…
    Let’s hope these Denver thugs don’t win – I hate the coach too; he’s is pretty much classless

    By NBAthugs on May 27, 2009

  14. Yeah, The Nuggets remind me of Portland a few years ago. Just a bunch of loudmouthed thugs that wont accomplish anything, but giving the organization some memories to be ashamed of. What a bunch of classless losers that are really lucky to be alive in the playoffs still. If the Lakers played to their potential and did not play down to the competition so much, they would have swept this team like i sweep the dust out of my garage.

    By Anonymous on May 28, 2009

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