5 Interesting Facts about the Denver Nuggets
Want to impress your buddies at your next NBA watch party and take advantage of their FOMO while you just SMH? Then you have to brush up on the following lesser known Denver Nuggets facts! Did you know any of this about the basketball team? –
- The Denver Nuggets are owned by Stan and Ann Kroenke of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. The Kroenke family and sports are OTP.
- The NBA team was founded back in 1967 as the Denver Larks. At the time, the team was part of the American Basketball Association. They changed their name to Rockets and then, Nuggets in 1974 before joining the NBA officially two years later. TBH, it was a roundabout way to get to the Nugs, but now fans know just HIFW they see a game live or on live stream with their favorite team the Nuggets.
- Alex English is Denver Nuggets’s all-time leading scorer. The NBA player was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997. Check his highlights on Youtube – all god to go and no worries about NSFW.
- Nikola Jokic might be mistakenly believed to be Nugget’s tallest player, at 7ft tall. However, he isn’t. Center player Bol bol commands that title with a height of 7ft 2 inches. Bol bol’s father though was even taller, so that is hardly a feat for him in the family. How does this family match up with the tallest man in the world?
- The Denver Nuggets hold most of their games now at the Pepsi Center, which was opened in 1999. The 45 acre venue took 21 months to build and cost upwards of $180 million. About a staff of 1000 people are required to operate an event in this massive stadium. Now they compete in the Western Conference and have to face teams like the LA Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, and Golden State Warriors. They also play the Eastern Conference as well facing teams such as the Boston Celtics.
No matter whether you’ve recently shifted to Colorado or simply want to know more about the NBA team, these facts should help. Don’t miss other facts as well about things like baseball.
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