.... that a lot of you have is funny.
We all know the Nuggets are an elite team capable of beating Cleveland, Orlando, Dallas, LA, etc. Good for the Nuggets. I even agree that the Nuggets are a better team than most give them credit for. I just disagree that the Nuggets are somehow entitled to "more respect".
Until Denver becomes more than an average team on the road and starts taking care of sub .500 teams, it is foolish for Denver fans to act like the national media is disrespecting the Nuggets.
The national media aren't the ones making the Nuggets lose at home to the T-Wolves and 76ers. The national media aren't the ones taking nights off in Washington and Sacramento following big wins against the Cavaliers.
Nuggets fans have no one to blame the the Nuggets themselves for the lack of respect in the national media. With the talent on this team and their record against league elites, the Nuggets should be a 60+ win team this season. But because of poor focus and uninspired play on the road Denver is looking at a solid but hardly dominating 55 or so win season.
Stop blaming the media. It just makes you all look like irrational fans of the home team. And there is nothing wrong with that: I love the Nuggets just like the rest of you. But you got to be able to see the league objectively.
PS: I agree that there is a pro-LA and Cleveland spin to a lot of the coverage. But a lot of that has to do with the fact that both teams have the top records, star power and, in the Lakers' case, championships. Do you understand that? Championships and winning games is what gets you respect. Not "talent" and "potential".
And that's exactly how it should be. Let Melo complain about being disrespected all he wants. That chip on the shoulder, however unwarranted, can only serve to help Denver in the playoffs. If Denver wants that respect, they need to win a championship. That simple.