Found May 02, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
If you want any indication as to how chippy the Nuggets-Warriors series has evolved into, look no further than the aftermath of Game 5 Tuesday night, when each side accused the other of playing dirty. Tensions remained high Wednesday as George Karl referred to Festus Ezeli as an “elbow and asshole guy.” Asked about the Warriors rookie center’s role in this series, Karl said Ezeli has “blossomed into an elbow and asshole guy,” or a hustler. In all its vulgarity, Karl was probably issuing a compliment to Ezeli. Not in pious eyes of Pastor Mark Jackson, however. Jackson, who refrains from such salty language, took offense to Karl’s remark, and expressed that on Thursday morning at shootaround: “That statement is disrespectful,” said the Warriors coach. “I’ve got a lot of respect for George Karl, the job that he’s done and who he is. But that statement is disrespectful. I wonder what he thinks of his players — Kenyon Martin, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, (Kosta) Koufos. I wonder what he th

Nuggets Aren't Contemplating Parting Ways With George Karl

After a first round exit out of a 57-win Denver Nuggets team, George Karl's future has been discussed, but the organization fully supports the head coach. "George is under contract for next year. At this point in time, we haven't really given any thought to making any change whatsoever," Nuggets president Josh Kroenke said. "As we do at the end of every...

George Karl’s First Round Coaching Failures, An NIM Top 5 Investigation

There are many things I love about the NBA Playoffs, but few are more satisfying than the annual George Karl First Round Playoff Exit, and for two reasons: 1) watching NBA media members talk themselves into another Karl-coached team never stops being funny, and 2) I love tradition (think The Masters). Counting this season, Karl has coached his teams into the playoffs 22 times. Of...

Report: Nuggets Players Were Calling Stephen Curry Soft

The Denver Nuggets were down 3-1 the other night, and tactfully employed their version of the Jordan rules on Warriors point guard Stephen Curry during game 5. Denver roughed Curry up at every turn of the game. If he drove the lane, came off a screen, anything Curry did resulted in him being bumped, pushed and manhandled by the Nuggets. The San Jose Mercury is reporting that with...

Mark Jackson: “The Nuggets Tried To Send Hitmen On Steph Curry”

The Warriors / Nuggets series has been one of the few exciting series’ of this year’s NBA playoffs. We’ve seen the emergence of Stephen Curry into a legitimate megastar. The SF Bay Area might have known how good he is, but now the world knows. In game 4 in Oakland, Curry displayed the best natural shot in the league in what might have been the best 3rd quarter performance in...

Iguodala Expected To Opt Out Of $16M Deal For 13-14

Andre Iguodala is expected to opt out of the final season of his current contract, which is set to pay him $16 million in order to explore free agency. Iguodala may not receive as much money on an annual basis, but would welcome the security of a long-term deal. Iguodala will be one of the NBA's most coveted unrestricted free agents this offseason.

Gallinari Undergoes Surgery To Repair Meniscus, ACL Repair To Wait

Danilo Gallinari underwent surgery to repair meniscus in his left knee on Monday and will undergo an additional procedure at a later date to fix his ACL. Gallinari will undergo rehab on his knee before a date is scheduled to repair his ACL. Gallinari was hurt on April 4.

Dirty Nuggets? Warriors Coach Mark Jackson calls out Denver’s game plan on Stephen Curry

The postseason in any sport teams are looking to do whatever it takes to win. A team’s defense starts to tighten up as teams play more on the aggressive side. The cliché during playoff time is win or go home. Last night the Denver Nuggets were facing elimination as they took on the Golden State Warriors. One way the Nuggets felt that they could win was by shutting down Warriors...

Nuggets Broadcaster Calls Mark Jackson “Classless”

Following the Denver Nuggets series extending game 5 win over Golden State, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson criticized the Nuggets for their physical and rough play on Stephen Curry. “They tried to send hit men at Steph,” Jackson said in his post game news conference after the Warriors’ 107-100 loss Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center. “There were some dirty plays early,...

Twitter Takes: Reactions to Golden State knocking Denver out of playoffs in epic Game 6

Some fans were thrilled with Golden State's playoff series victory over the Denver Nuggets. Others? Yeah, not so much.

Mark Jackson Fined $25,000 By NBA

Mark Jackson has been fined $25,000 for making public comments in an attempt to influence the officiating. Jackson said that the Denver Nuggets sent 'hit men' to rough up Stephen Curry.
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