The Denver Nuggets’ House of Cards Is Coming Crashing Down

April 28th, 2010 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

Fight. Heart. Desire.

These are simply three words. But they are also three concepts that define a champion.

Unfortunately for Denver fans, these are foreign ideas to the Nuggets.

Denver, fresh off their third straight loss to Utah in the first round of the playoffs, is feeling the elephant-sized weight of a championship crumple their already weakened house of cards that is supporting it.

A few cards short of a full deck?

The Nuggets aren’t even close.

George “King” Karl continues to recover from cancer treatments and his absence is hurting Denver more than anyone could have known a mere few months ago.

Chauncey Billups, usually the Nuggets “Ace” that has been playing more like a “Deuce,” alluded to that fact Sunday telling to The Denver Post , “We miss his voice, we miss his leadership, we miss the plays he draws up at timeouts, we miss the halftime speeches, we miss everything.”< ...

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