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LongWindedHank

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"There is an essential cowardice in all authoritarians, which becomes more obvious as they tighten their grip. In the long view, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the more the NBA prospered, and the more tightly it bound itself to the corporate money that swarmed on that success like bugs on honey, the more nervous it got about how wealthy it had become. The more luxurious the palace, the deeper the moat. And David Stern’s primary job over the past two decades has been to dig the moat. He has been the vehicle of the deep insecurity that has come with the NBA’s headlong success."

- Charles B. Pierce, from his take on David Stern's legacy as NBA Commissioner, accessed on the Grantland website at http://grantland.com/features/a-commissioners-legacy/

"Everyone who loves pro basketball assumes it's a little fixed. We all think the annual draft lottery is probably rigged, we all accept that the league aggressively wants big market teams to advance deep into the playoffs, and we all concede that certain marquee players are going to get preferential treatment for no valid reason. The outcomes of games aren't predetermined or scripted but there are definitely dark forces who play with our reality. There are faceless puppet masters who pull strings and manipulate the purity of justice. It's not necessarily a full-on conspiracy, but it's certainly not fair. And that's why the NBA remains the only game that matters: Pro basketball is exactly like life."

- Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

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  • NBA Denver Nuggets
Recent Activity
He turned out to be a very sad shell of a person,
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 27 2014, 12:43a
Best one yet, though Scalabrine's was mighty good, too. Have a rec.
Commented on Windhorst: Cavs still trying to trade for Timofey Mozgov on Aug 26 2014, 4:09p - 1 reply
Full. Metal. Jacket.
Commented on Windhorst: Cavs still trying to trade for Timofey Mozgov on Aug 26 2014, 4:06p - 2 replies
Yes, happy birthday, TyL. Will the nursing home bake you a cake?
Commented on Windhorst: Cavs still trying to trade for Timofey Mozgov on Aug 26 2014, 1:18p
Even mezmerizing!
Commented on Windhorst: Cavs still trying to trade for Timofey Mozgov on Aug 26 2014, 1:17p - 1 reply
Be very wary of this Cav in our midst!
Commented on Windhorst: Cavs still trying to trade for Timofey Mozgov on Aug 26 2014, 1:16p - 1 reply
He did?!
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 26 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
Please keep our big Russian. He's gonna help make this season a good one.
Commented on Windhorst: Cavs still trying to trade for Timofey Mozgov on Aug 26 2014, 12:55p - 1 reply
Darling I love you, but give me Park Avenue
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 26 2014, 12:52p
It would also stop decent nutrition for many millions of children and teenagers.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 26 2014, 12:50p
Gonna hold you to it!
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 11:51p - 1 reply
Mmmm, bagels.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 9:58p - 2 replies
My heroes have always been cowboys.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 9:44p - 1 reply
You're about to become my hero!
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 9:41p - 1 reply
Have a great school year, fella.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 9:40p - 3 replies
Ugh, don't remind me.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 9:35p
Don't we have three point guards on the roster?
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 9:32p
Stiffs are standing by!
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 9:23p - 1 reply
Hey, johnyz stopping by from Greece today gave me a little idea. (Look out, everybody, LWH has an idea.)
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:47p - 7 replies
I'm a little green around the gills from even thinking about it.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:42p - 1 reply
Debt is the new wealth!
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:31p - 1 reply
For you as a business owner, that's gotta be a pretty good day.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:23p - 1 reply
Did you find out more about the work for the well-heeled client?
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:11p - 1 reply
Hope you win BIG!
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:09p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:08p - 1 reply
Your last word was gonna be my answer.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 8:06p
Thanks.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 6:03p
And shaped him deeply.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 4:09p
Hey, any idea where this location is?
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 4:09p - 1 reply
Your protestations cannot mask your love for and devotion to the man, Foyecar.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 4:07p - 1 reply
He swears he's not a day over 37.
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 4:03p
Another terrible Monday, another reminder of yet another week with NO NBA GAMES! Dang you, Nate!
Commented on Nuggets players kicking into high gear on Aug 25 2014, 3:47p - 1 reply
I remember when you were knee-high to a grasshopper.
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 25 2014, 3:35p
Whoa, Ms. Cat, the point-purgin' sturgeon
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 25 2014, 3:33p
at least until the powder-blue-green algae bloom
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 25 2014, 1:33a - 1 reply
Nice story, thanks.
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 11:30p
I just can't get away from the fact that it was stocked.
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 9:34p - 1 reply
Carmelo Anthony?
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 9:31p - 1 reply
Pretty decent definition.
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 9:19p - 1 reply
I value Love so much more than you do.
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 9:14p - 1 reply
Love me some Love.
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 8:09p - 3 replies
Hey, thanks for doing this work. It was informative for a relatively uninformed fan like me,
Commented on Are there any ways left to massively improve this team? on Aug 24 2014, 6:37p - 1 reply
Yet James just left Miami.
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 6:08p - 2 replies
But Jeff, we Stiffs already met with Connelly and convinced him to do four years for $60M!
Commented on Golden Nuggets: As expected, Faried makes Team USA roster on Aug 24 2014, 6:02p
No Subject
Commented on Denver Nuggets Announce Preseason Schedule for 2014 on Aug 24 2014, 5:58p - 1 reply
Aw gee thanks!
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 5:07p
My sad left knee so agrees with you.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 22 2014, 5:03p - 2 replies
"Where's the damn kill switch on this thing?!?!?"
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 4:09p - 1 reply
Back in Mike's weed story
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 4:07p - 2 replies
Wrong thread, dude!
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 4:05p
Proud to be the powder blue man on this one.
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 4:04p
When I was in my 20s, I lived across the street from an old woman with a cat named Fluffer.
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 4:04p - 1 reply
Chuk gets your rec, and I get called a brown-noser? So hurt!
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 4:00p - 2 replies
It's been great having Denver Stiffs this offseason, and you're a big part of that, Jeff, writer's block or no. Thanks.
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 2:47p - 2 replies
That is some difficult work. We're rooting for you, Gallo!
Commented on NBA offseason and the perils of yearly writers block on Aug 22 2014, 2:44p
Yeah, it ain't benign.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 22 2014, 2:33p
The drug war has problems galore.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 22 2014, 2:32p
Well Cat, I gotta get to sleep. We'll send pizza another night.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 22 2014, 2:27a - 1 reply
Give us the phone number, and we'll call in a delivery for you!
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 22 2014, 2:14a
touenehawk's contribution to Jeff's Michael Sam / Jason Collins thread:
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 22 2014, 2:13a - 1 reply
Hearts and minds.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 21 2014, 11:39p - 1 reply
In the absence of these technologies, not to mention the maldistribution of wealth required to devise and deploy them, these particular errors woudn't need to be discussed.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 21 2014, 11:38p
Not a fan of highways or internal combustion engines.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 21 2014, 11:29p - 3 replies
We'll never agree on this stuff.
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 21 2014, 11:26p - 1 reply
Gosh yes, whatever could go wrong with automated vehicles out there on the roadways?
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 21 2014, 11:20p - 2 replies
This is the best I can do to wrap up today's thread, ILB, and sorry to be so late with it:
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 21 2014, 11:14p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Rocky Mountain High in Colorado on Aug 21 2014, 11:08p
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