The Denver Nuggets they’ve had a good team for the past few years, but it looks like now they’re going to be a great team and maybe a winning team.
They swept aside the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, and are heavy favorites to take the world by storm.
Much of the credit has gone to two-time MVP Nikola Jokic and star guard Jamal Murray, and rightfully so, but Denver has assembled a strong supporting cast around them.
A video posted to their official Twitter account shows a few of the participants celebrating their Western Conference title.
We wouldn’t be here without them.
We love our Vets 💙 pic.twitter.com/yA0hLsUme3
– Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 23, 2023
Denver’s other three starters are Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who played for the Lakers when they won the 2020 season.
But off the bench, the Nuggets have several players who may not play much but have gotten them this far.
Veteran center DeAndre Jordan has given them depth behind Jokic, and veteran Jeff Green has hit key, timely shots throughout the season.
Ish Smith ran around the league, as did guard Reggie Jackson.
The Nuggets seem to have great chemistry and love for each other, and they also seem to love each other and enjoy their company, which are important qualities for a winning team in any game.
In all likelihood, he will bring Denver its first NBA championship, to follow up its three Super Bowls and three Stanley Cup titles.