Found October 31, 2011 on All Things Nuggets:
This flew under the radar a bit in town, but the latest round of NBA cancellations means one thing for Nuggets fans looking to get a chance to personally voice their opinions to Carmelo Anthony this season: They won’t get that chance. Anthony and the New York Knicks were scheduled to visit Denver on Nov. 16. It would have been the first time he returned to Denver after being traded from the team in February, and there were a good number of fans that wanted an opportunity to “greet” him that night. But when NBA commissioner David Stern canceled games through Nov. 30 late last week, it wiped out Melo’s return to the Mile High City. There was some hope that the NBA would play all 82 games anyway, but Stern made clear the league will not be able to play a full season, telling reporters “It’s not practical, possible or prudent to have a full season now. There will not be full NBA season under any circumstances.” So any hope of retaining that game is on life support at best. Depending ...

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After last week's labor meetings blew up (again), fans sought out owners on Twitter and let them have it.  One of those owners is Micky Arison, who clearly doesn't want to be lumped in with guys who may be stalling the whole process. But apparently defending oneself and setting the record straight is verboten during David Stern's iron-fisted rule, because Stern laid...

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