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Boo Birds welcome Nick back


March 7th, 2002 by aswitzer

Last Sunday night’s reunion with Nick, Raef, Avery and Tariq was the best game I’ve been to this year. With 17,000 fans in attendance, and emotions high on the court – it felt like a playoff game atmosphere.

As many of you have probably already heard, ex-Nuggets guard Nick Van Exel was booed every time he touched the ball for the entire game. He came off the bench and the crowd cheered loudly any time he did anything resembling a mistake. He didn’t make too many though, scoring 20 points and handing out 6 assists. Even friend Antonio, who had
lunch with Nick on gameday, booed at Nick every chance he got on the court. He did smile after doing it. Nick said he was expecting the kind of reception he received from the fans after publicly demanding a trade from the Nuggets back in December.

I had great seats just behind the Nuggets bench for the game, so I’ll be posting some new pictures in the Multimedia section as soon as I get a chance.

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