Believe me, I stopped guys. I didn’t slow them down; I stopped them. I didn’t think nobody could score on me—until I ran into a guy named Calvin Murphy.
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Bobby Jones: Computer’s Choice, 1977
Bobby Jones of the Denver Nuggets, whose common name and unassuming personality stamp him as “Mr. Anonymous” to many fans around the country, was judged to be the “most consistent and most productive” player in the NBA.
David Thompson: Portrait of a Famous Unknown, 1979
I’m basically a low-key person. I don’t think I do anything exceptional or out of the ordinary, except maybe play basketball.
￼Denver Nuggets: On the Rocks, 1992
After the worst season in the franchise’s 24-year history, the Denver Nuggets didn’t produce a highlights film; they issued a formal apology.
￼Bobby Jones: The Game I’ll Never Forget, 1975
I really couldn’t believe that last shot had gone in.
￼David Thompson’s Leap to Fortune, 1979
There are, in all of basketball, only two players who can play their worst of games—play like any other jump shooter from Oshkosh for 47 minutes, 57 seconds—yet leave 15,000 people awestruck with one incredible moment. There are only two: Julius Erving and David Thompson.
￼Paul Silas: Shrewdness in Seattle, 1980
“In order to stay in this league for any length of time, you’ve got to be excellent at something,” Silas said. “Rebounding was my specialty, and I just worked at it.”
￼Fat Lever: Denver’s Golden Nugget, 1988
Once the unheralded guard on a team that featured All-Stars Alex English and Calvin Natt, Lever last season blossomed into one of the premier guards in the NBA.