It takes a village to create a middenheap as large and as foul as the 2014-15 Denver Nuggets. A poorly assembled roster, a coach who's in over his head, and a cheapskate owner have all combined to make this so much more special than just a typical lost season—the players may be actively sabotaging their coach! But even that fun has worn off. The Nuggets just want to go home.
A fourth-quarter huddle late in the Nuggets' 104-82 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday broke with this phrase: "1-2-3 ... six weeks!"
As in six weeks to go until the end of the season. That's 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes away.
Tax day, April 15, is getaway day: the last day of the Nuggets' season. Rest assured, there are players who are already counting.
I get it. Imagine being at a job you hate, with co-workers you hate and bosses you hate, your days are unproductive and unrewarding, and you know the exact date you get to leave—or at least take a long vacation. You'd damn well be counting down the days, too.
Anyway, there are too many NBA teams and the season is too long. Someone should do something about that.