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Nuggets players wear black headbands at Summer League as nod to Aurora tragedy

Jul 21, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT


Calling what happened in Aurora, Colorado, a tragedy in some ways dignifies it too much. What happened was murder. It was evil.

The Nuggets are part of the Denver community sickened by the shootings at a movie theater 15 minutes outside the city that left a dozen dead and more than 70 injured. Even their Summer League team continuing to play in Las Vegas. It’s a team made up mostly of guys who will not be on the Denver roster come this fall, but they felt they needed to something.

So the team decided to wear black headbands for their Friday game, Kenneth Faried told

“We talked about it,” said Faried, the starting power forward last season as the Nuggets pushed the Lakers to seven games in the first round before losing. “It was tragic. It was just terrible for anybody. Even though we don’t live in Colorado, we represent the Denver Nuggets. We’re not from there, but guys still support it….

“We gave prayers and blessings out to the families,” Faried said after the 95-82 loss to the Trail Blazers at Cox Pavilion, “and we wished the best for everybody.”

That’s all any of us can do right now.

  1. mat9844 - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    A very thoughtful and touching gesture by the team.

  2. cosanostra71 - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    great gesture by the Nuggets. Faried is so hard not to like…

  3. max20characters - Jul 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Class act from George Karl and the rest of the team. Much respect!

  4. dysraw1 - Jul 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    people killing people when does evolution begin

  5. trevor123698 - Jul 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    it was also a psy op staged false flag terror event

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