The Denver Nuggets Are Being Buried by an Avalanche of Pressure

March 25th, 2010 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

Springtime in Colorado is unpredictable with t-shirt and short-worthy temperatures in the 60s one day, and a foot worth of sloppy, wet snow the next.

Just like the weather in Denver, things have taken a quick change for the worse lately for the Nuggets.

Not having George Karl or Kenyon Martin has already taken a toll on Denver and it could end with devastating effects.

Karl’s cancer has been the elephant in the Nuggets locker room for the last month, no doubt distracting the players, while K-Mart’s knee injury has weakened the Denver defense.

George Karl’s cancer diagnosis was tough enough for the team, many of whom were in attendance for their coach’s press conference. The emotional presser showed the NBA head coach at his most vulnerable, as does this piece that goes into detail pertaining to Karl’s cancer treatments.

And while their coach’s battle with the disease may have galvanized and built character for the Nuggets, his presence and authoritative voice are ...

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