Lakers-Nuggets: Physical Performance in Pepsi Center Guaranteed!

Charlie JonesContributor IMay 18, 2009

DENVER - NOVEMBER 21:  Exterior view of the Pepsi Center, home of the Colorado Avalanche on November 21, 2002, in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

When the various news outlets say that Denver will be a physical team I doubt they ever meant like this!

Kroenke Sports, which owns the Denver Nuggets and the building they play in had no confidence in their teams' chances this year.

Rightfully so.

The Nuggets had lost in the first round in five straight appearances, but as the second seed in the West they are now in the conference finals for the first time since 1985. The problem will come during Game Four when the Nuggets host the Lakers.

The WWE has booked the stadium that night for a Monday Night RAW event.

Vince McMahon doesn’t think there was “any malice, just ineptness,” on the part of Kroenke Sports. He also doesn’t like the company “just simply throwing us out on our ear.”

So, what to do? Well, according to McMahon just show up!

“That’s what we intend to do,” he said. “We’re going to show up.”

Where does the NBA stand on this matter?

“The Nuggets and the WWE understand that the date of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals cannot be changed,” NBA Senior Vice President Mike Bass said. “We are confident that the Pepsi Center and the WWE will resolve their scheduling conflict.”

With tickets already being sold for the WWE event, which was booked April 15th, there is a lot of money on the table. McMahon also has a legal obligation to the USA Network to put on a show.

“When you do have a date, you plan everything around it,” he said. “We may be holding an event in a parking lot somewhere.”

The AP contributed to this article