If I Was a Denver Nuggets Fan, I'd Be Pissed: How Expansion Ruined the NBA

Bill WrightCorrespondent IMay 28, 2009

If I Was a Denver Nuggets Fan, I'd Be Pissed: How Expansion Ruined the NBA

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 1:  Jermaine O'Neal #7 of the Indiana Pacers smiles before the game against the Seattle Sonics on December 1, 2006 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The Sonics won 105-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, b

1989 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    16 Apr 1996:  Guard Nick Anderson of the Orlando Magic moves the ball agauinst the Washington Bullets during a game played at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida.  The Magic won the game, 113-95. Mandatory Credit: ALLSPORT USA  /Allsport

1990 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    13 Oct 1997: Forward/guard Toni Kukoc of the Chicago Bulls in action during a preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Hawks won the game 84-83.

1991 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 16:  Dikembe Mutombo speaks at the launch of The 'One'  Campaign to Fight Global Aids and Poverty May 16, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Activists including Mutombo, U2's Bono, Christian musician Michael W. Smith, Reverend Davi

1992 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 27:  Alonzo Mourning #33 of the Miami Heat stands on the court after loosing to the Chicago Bulls on December 27, 2006 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Heat 109-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowle

1994 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    MIAMI - APRIL 8:  Eddie Jones #6 of the Miami Heat questions a foul call by official Tim Donaghy while taking on the Charlotte Bobcats at American Airlines Arena April 8, 2007 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, b

The 1995 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    BOSTON - DECEMBER 03: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics watches the jumbotron during a time out late in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers on December 3, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Pacers

The 1996 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    DENVER - MAY 23:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball against the Denver Nuggets in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expre

The 1997 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 19:  Tracy McGrady #1 of the Houston Rockets looks across the court in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Utah Jazz during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2008 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  The Jazz

The 1998 NBA Draft without expansion teams

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 15:  Vince Carter #15 of the New Jersey Nets stands on the court during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Charlotte Bobcats Arena on October 15, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Bobcats won 96-86.  NOTE TO USER: User