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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
Conley has burned Sefalosha to score TWICE in the first 1:30 of the second half.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 9:36p - 1 reply
That Teague prayer sealed the deal for the Hawks.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 9:29p
Vogel has one more quarter to save his job.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 9:06p
Yeah, I've told this story here before.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:54p
No Subject
Commented on A season ending thank you on Apr 24 2014, 6:52p
More silly Miracle Whip porn:
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:24p
Color me GGG.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:11p
Yeah, Tiddy, hope it's not too awful.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:10p - 1 reply
As if the Miracle Whip wasn't bad enough.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:10p
Some gals, too.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:09p - 1 reply
80s NBA guys: That was nuthin'!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:08p
How 'bout Old Spice?
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:06p
They give you enough drugs to give you amnesia of the experience.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:05p - 1 reply
The aftermath:
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:04p - 1 reply
Beneath contempt.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:01p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 6:00p - 1 reply
Are we in some showers?
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:59p - 2 replies
Mayonnnaise-replacement porn must be vanquished!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:58p
Here's how low the Miracle Whip boosters are willing to go:
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:57p - 3 replies
Miracle Whip is an abomination unto Nature.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:55p - 1 reply
Hell yes I saw it.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:52p - 2 replies
TWSS, too.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:49p
Wait now, mayonnaise AND Miracle Whip?!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:49p - 2 replies
I sure see race.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:47p - 1 reply
He's on his way to being among the best.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:44p - 1 reply
This is WAY too funny!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:42p
It's Werner Herzog.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:41p
Those terms are pretty old and outdated now.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:37p - 2 replies
LaMarcus has upped his game like crazy as his career has progressed.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:35p
Hey Stiffs, PTP has a fetish for guys in wet Warriors T-shirts!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:33p - 1 reply
That's douchealicious!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:30p
And a pineapple.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:29p - 1 reply
Why yes, yes I do.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:29p - 1 reply
Me too, dammit.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:26p - 1 reply
So sorry!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:25p - 1 reply
The wet one or his friend?
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:22p - 1 reply
I hate the Warriors more than I hate Griffin.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:22p - 1 reply
If Ms. Clinton is elected president, I will eat a shoe that is thrown at me.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:19p - 2 replies
That quote is from a man who was a hardcore drinker.
Commented on A season ending thank you on Apr 24 2014, 5:13p - 1 reply
Definitely a jerk thing to do. One assumes, though, that the Warriors fan had it coming.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:03p - 1 reply
I don't.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 5:00p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:53p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Podcast: Dempsey talks Nuggets plans and NBA playoffs on Apr 24 2014, 4:50p
James Harden flameout fun:
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:36p
No Subject
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
For all you shoe-injury fanatics:
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
Play nice, you guys!
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:22p
This brings up an interesting aspect of fandom.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:20p - 2 replies
I'm enjoying seeing players improve their games as their careers develop.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:15p - 1 reply
JBnuggs below, too.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:08p
Now the Clippers just need to slam the door on Golden Snake tonight.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 4:02p
Yes, Jefferson's injury is the biggest disappointment of the playoffs thus far.
Commented on NBA Playoffs so far ... it's FAN-tastic on Apr 24 2014, 3:59p - 2 replies
And he hits his free throws.
Commented on Podcast: Dempsey talks Nuggets plans and NBA playoffs on Apr 24 2014, 12:16a
Just what I was thinking.
Commented on Podcast: Dempsey talks Nuggets plans and NBA playoffs on Apr 24 2014, 12:10a
Suddenly the Blazers aren't moving the ball on offense.
Commented on Podcast: Dempsey talks Nuggets plans and NBA playoffs on Apr 23 2014, 11:46p - 1 reply
Yeah, I was worried for them after last game due to Lillard and Aldridge doing all the late scoring.
Commented on Podcast: Dempsey talks Nuggets plans and NBA playoffs on Apr 23 2014, 11:40p
Harden is really off his feed.
Commented on Podcast: Dempsey talks Nuggets plans and NBA playoffs on Apr 23 2014, 11:40p - 1 reply
Damnation, is this a serious conversation?
Commented on A season ending thank you on Apr 23 2014, 11:08p
No Subject
Commented on A season ending thank you on Apr 23 2014, 8:48p
What were you drinking?
Commented on A season ending thank you on Apr 23 2014, 7:51p - 1 reply
Haven't been here for a couple of days. Thanks should go to all you writers for making Denver Stiffs the excellent blog it is.
Commented on A season ending thank you on Apr 23 2014, 7:38p
I agree.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 2:34a
The gal pal is screaming at the television now due to the Warriors' conduct.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:55a - 4 replies
Nah, I've watched GS quite a bit the last two years, and Green has plenty of decent performances.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:51a
No Subject
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:46a
Seriously?
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:35a - 1 reply
It's funny to be reading this comment at this moment.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:30a - 1 reply
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Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:28a
Exactly.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:22a
It is hard, LS. Imagine how hard it is for us long-winded types!
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 22 2014, 12:22a
Sing along with me now, Stiffs:
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 21 2014, 8:42p - 1 reply
And Thibodeau's coaching.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 21 2014, 8:18p - 1 reply
James 'Lurch' Harden
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 21 2014, 8:17p
We can't decide if Josh Smith's new nom de guerre is 'Mr. Team' or 'Mr. Shot Selection.'
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 21 2014, 8:17p - 1 reply
Yes yes yes.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 21 2014, 7:20p - 1 reply
I think I've been reformed.
Commented on The Annual STIFFY (and NON-STIFFY) Awards ... on Apr 21 2014, 7:17p - 1 reply
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