Three Denver Nuggets Tropes that Need to Die

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The fortunes of the Denver Nuggets have never been higher so why do fans and bloggers have such a hard time accepting success?

This really isn’t the Denver Nuggets fault.  It’s not the bloggers or fans.  Really, the fault for all of this lies with social media.

Specifically, Twitter.

Twitter is a place where everyone is looking to make a name, get likes, get noticed, be somebody.  Often, in the sports world, the shortcut to that recognition is to be controversial or to create controversy.  Before everyone had an online voice to express every whim that occurred to them or indulged every bad take that rattled around in the old noodle, there was sports talk radio.  Think of NBA Twitter as an infinite supply of drive-time sports radio personalities.

Create controversy, litigate controversy, rinse, repeat.

In Denver 104.3 The Fan is the crown jewel of the fan-baiting radio stations.  With wall-to-wall Broncos coverage and arrogant, dismissive “personalities”, they have perfected the brand. Notably, Orlando Franklin is a genuine and engaging man, the Fan is lucky to have him.  That pound-your-steering-wheel-rage that these radio guys can generate can be found all over Twitter.

So, how does this relate to the Nuggets?  There are a few recurring themes that wind throughout Nuggets Twitter but a few are unreasonable and need to die.  We will group them by the player or players affected over the next few pages.  To start: