Found May 11, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
TEAMS: Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets traded Nene for JaVale McGee earlier this season. The Denver Nuggets are going to Los Angeles to play a Game Seven against the Los Angeles Lakers. I'm not saying the first move here caused that second effect, but it certainly did nothing to hurt those chances. JaVale McGee is a guy it's becoming harder and harder to put into a box. Not because he's too tall for most boxes, and even if he could fit he'd certainly jump out, but because of what he just might become afterall. He's literally one of the best pure athletes of any size in today's NBA from a running and jumping standpoint. In addition to that he's a seven footer. You don't need to be Dr. Jack Ramsay to put those two together and deduce that he maybe should be a superstar. He isn't yet, but maybe this move to Denver will help him get there. It appears the Nuggets think so at least, according to the Denver Post earlier this week. Even before McGee helped Denver blow LA...

Nuggets feeling good about future

The Denver Nuggets are one-and-done in the NBA playoffs again. Only this ouster has a much different feel. The young team grew up in a hurry in taking the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers to the brink before losing a thrilling Game 7 at the Staples Center on Saturday night. They even impressed Kobe Bryant, who said the Nuggets ''showed a lot of heart.'' Along with...

The butterfly effect: JaVale McGee morphs into defensive stalwart

Maybe we didn’t notice JaVale McGee’s defensive prowess because he toiled away on a horrible Washington Wizards team for the first three and a half years of his career but now that he is with the Denver Nuggets, Denver’s interior defense has been much improved. McGee has taken his athletic, high-energy game and caused fits for the Los Angeles Lakers’ All-Star center Andrew...

Report: 'Birdman'may be target of extorsion

Thursday there was a report that Denver Nuggets Forward Chris "Birdman" Andersen was being investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force in Colorado.  The only details that were given was that Andersen's home was searched but he was not arrested or charged with anything. Friday, the Denver Post reported that Andersen's lawyer, Colin Bresee,...

Pau Gasol shines as the Lakers escape elimination by the Denver Nuggets.

LOS ANGELES—By all accounts the Lakers should not have been hanging on by a sliver in the fourth period of Game 7. There should never have been a Game 7. There should never have even have been a Game 6. So how does this happen? It happens when teams start to take their wins for granted. To read this story and watch a video recap please click the link below.

Andre Miller Will Keep Free Agency Options Open

Andre Miller is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Attend Lakers-Nuggets Game 7 Playoff Match-Up

Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, attended the L.A. Lakers-Denver Nuggets Game 7 playoff match-up Saturday night. Kim was seen by all in the Staples Center showing off a leather dress, while Kanye wore a regular -- high price -- white shirt, blue jeans and a pair of boots.Maybe Kim was the Lakers "good luck charm", as the team pulled off the win against...

Nuggets blow out Lakers force Game 7

The Denver Nuggets on the brink of elimination for the second game ran the Los Angeles Lakers up and down the court to a 113-96 Game 6 win to force a Game 7 back in LA. Game 7 will be Saturday night at the Staples Center.  Denver hasn't played in a Game 7 since losing to Utah in the 1994 Western Conference semifinals. “There’s no way I thought what happened tonight would...

Denver Enjoy Rocky Mountain High, Force Game 7

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski - Edit by: Payton Wales) By Payton Wales The set-up was simple: an elimination game for the Nuggets in their house and Kobe Bryant has a stomach virus. A bad stomach virus to be completely forthcoming, the kind of virus that requires all kinds of things just to get out of bed, let alone play a game of basketball. IV fluids, special Gatorade...

Five athlete moms who had athlete kids

You know about the Mannings, the Earnhardts, the Griffeys, and the Andrettis. You’re probably familiar with Calvin and Grant Hill and Bobby and Brett Hull. These are just a few of the great father-son combos we’ve seen at the highest levels of sport. But sometimes the athletic talents and passions come from the other side of the family. With Mother’s Day coming up, let’s...

World Peace Helps Lakers Advance

While the Lakers “bigs” got all the credit from ESPN and the major media outlets Saturday for stepping up in a 96-87 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 7, it’s clear defense was the difference. Specifically Ron Artest, or Metta World Peace, who completely shut down whoever he was guarding Saturday in his return from a seven-game suspension.
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