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The Denver Nuggets Are Legit Contenders For NBA Championship

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I can't believe it either, but I said it. I even defended it to a fellow basketball fan.

After watching the first round of these playoffs—granted, the Nuggets have not yet put away the Hornets—I believe the Nuggets have a very good shot against the Lakers, and probably will take any series against Houston or Portland.

No, I don't have any stats to back it up, but here me out.

From an intangible angle, most analysts' biggest worry about the Nuggets was skepticism at their ability to focus and keep it.  Two things have happened that even the scales on that point. 

The Lakers displayed a very obvious inability to dial in and focus on closing out the Jazz, allowing them to c...

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