Denver Nuggets stories in the SI Vault

They Run And They Gun-and They're A Mile High By Curry Kirkpatrick, March 29, 1976 But hardly a soul knows that David Thompson and his gaudy Denver teammates are leading the ABA.

Flying High Once More By Bruce Newman, November 17, 1980 After a nightmarish season of personal and physical reverses, David Thompson of the Nuggets is now his old soaring and scoring self.

English Is Spoken Here By Jack McCallum, December 09, 1985 In verse as well as on the court, Alex English gets his points across.

This Joker Is Wild By Bruce Newman, November 07, 1988 The Nuggets' Doug Moe, the NBA Coach of the Year, doesn't diagram plays or watch many game films.

Fast Break To Nowhere By Hank Hersch. November 26, 1990 Denver's hurry-up offense and pressure defense have set the Nuggets to running -- and their foes to romping.

It's All Up For Grabs By Phil Taylor, May 16, 1994 The inexperienced and unheralded Nuggets snuffed the mighty Sonics and helped turn the NBA playoffs into a free-for-all.

World Class By Rick Telander, November 07, 1994 Dikembe Mutombo, the outgoing Nugget center, makes a big impression in the paint and in faraway lands.

Patriot Games By Rick Reilly, March 25, 1996 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf caused an uproar when he sat out the national anthem.

Hardwood Hauler By Marty Burns, March 06, 2000 A former Denver Nugget still runs the court -- in and out of the Pepsi Center. Rooked? By Chris Ballard, April 26, 2004 He may not be Rookie of the Year, but Denver's Carmelo Anthony can use the playoffs to show he's the cream of the first-year crop.

Flight Of The Birdman By L. Jon Wertheim, October 05, 2009 After an improbable rise to the NBA and a costly misstep, the spirited Chris Andersen soars in the eyes of Nuggets fans.

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