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Denver Nuggets

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The Resume

    (1967- )
    Located in Denver, Colorado
    Formerly known as the Denver Rockets (1967-1974)
    Played in the American Basketball Association (1967-76)
    No NBA championships
    Five retired numbers: Alex English's #2, David Thompson's #33, Byron Beck's #40, Dan Issel's #44, and Doug Moe's #432 (Coach)
    Other former and current players include Dikembe Mutombo, Antonio McDyess, Carmelo Anthony, and Nene

Why they might be annoying:

    Though their nickname is in reference to gold mines, it causes some people to think chicken nuggets.
    They scored the second-most points ever in an NBA game; unfortunately the team they played that night had the highest scoring game ever (Detroit 186, Denver 184, triple overtime, 1983).
    They retired a three-digit number in honor of a coach (yeah, it's how many wins he had, but is it really necessary?)
    They used to be known for their ugly uniforms.
    They started a trend of underclassmen jumping college early for the pros when they signed Spencer Heywood (1969).
    Their mascot, Rocky, threw a cake at an unsuspecting woman.

Why they might not be annoying:

    Unlike the other three former ABA teams, they found success immediately when they joined the NBA.
    They won division titles their first two years in the NBA.
    Their 1981-82 team was the highest scoring team ever, scoring 126.5 points per game that season (they scored in triple digits every single game).
    They were the first #8 seed team to win a first round series, coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win the best-of-five series over the first seed Seattle SuperSonics (1994).
    It provided the immortal scene of Dikembe Mutombo holding a basketball on the floor in shocked delight.
    They drafted Carmelo Anthony, who lead them to the playoffs his first year.

Credit: Hoxy


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 5.88% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 17 Votes: 5.88% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 20 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 34 Votes: 32.35% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 51 Votes: 49.02% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 71 Votes: 77.46% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 78.95% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 137 Votes: 71.53% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 54.29% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 61.43% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 124 Votes: 66.13% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 272 Votes: 56.99% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 232 Votes: 41.38% Annoying