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The Nuggets’ Other Dudes Are Quite A Handful

For anyone concerned that a gut-punch loss in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals would take the wind out of Denver’s sails, their relatively comfortable 114–106 Game 3 win over the Lakers Tuesday night was a welcome sign that this squad’s spooky resilience is still somehow unshaken. Mike Malone never doubted it for a […]

Denver Nuggets players celebrate their Game 3 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 Western Conference Finals.

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The Distraction podcast

The Distraction

New episodes on Thursdays

Drew Magary and David Roth should really stick to sports. Sure, their new indie sports podcast will break down the week in sports: the Mets grounding into quadruple plays, NBA players getting testy on the court and horny on Instagram, or Bill Belichick cutting 80% of his roster just to keep himself interested. But these two men and their guests will have their fair share of off-the-field issues they’ll also have to address: stupid Funbag questions, bad tweets from bad people, pointless food arguments, and even less. Every week is a VERY long week these days. We could all use a little Distraction.