Tequila tastes like shit. Margaritas are good. If one doses tequila with enough sugar and limeade it can be masked to the point where one likes it enough to demand it. Mixed down properly, Tequila makes a person feel good and it doesn‘t leave a sour taste in one’s mouth.
Marcus Camby and Eduardo Najera were, to your Denver Nuggets, what sugar and limeade are to Tequila. It wasn’t as hard to swallow the bitterness of Carmelo Anthony or to keep from gagging on Allen Iverson with sweet ingredients in the mix. With the news of recent layoffs, however, fans are choking like Denver in the first round of the Playoffs.
The Nuggets brass, it seems, has an aversion to the things that make this team palatable. After Dan Issell‘s spill, Najera brought the bario back into the arena while offering bite from the bench. Camby strolled into the role of the new Daddy Bruce and licked the defensive player of the Year Award just two season ago as Nuggets Captain. They, along with Kiki Vanderweigh, Earl Boykins, Andre Miller, Jeff Bzdelic and Jon Barry have all been dismissed. Kenyon Martin, however, remains.
I love a shot of super-star in my NBA experience, but I prefer it watered down.