One of the coolest stories last season was Gary Forbes. I remember in camp, when Carmelo Anthony told me one of the biggest surprises was Gary, I thought he was making a joke. Sure enough, this undrafted guy from UMass surprised a lot of people, made the roster and even played some significant minutes during the season (though greatest accomplishment was surely his appearance on VH1’s “La La’s Full-Court Life”).
Forbes is an unrestricted free agent but said “the feeling I got” from the Nuggets was that they’d bring him back this season (free agents can sign starting Dec. 9).
“And I wouldn’t want it any way,” the guard/forward Forbes said. “That’s the team that took a chance on me when no one else did.”
Forbes is fascinating – he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2005, when he was 20. He’s raising money and awareness through the Diabetes Association of America.
“I think it’s a really big thing to help a good cause and the fact that I have the disease and it affected my f