I think the Nuggets are one of the top teams in the NBA, and yet they get the worst treatment from the league. Officials make terrible calls against the local team (remember the charge J.R. Smith took that got changed into a blocking foul VS the Knicks), I could probably cite hundreds of other incidents this season alone where calls went against this team.
Not only that but the schedule was practically designed to keep the Nuggets down in the win column. Whats up with the most back to back games of any team in the league including one against the Magic followed by the Mavericks. Im honestly surprised David Stern didnt throw in back to back games of Lakers followed by Cavaliers all on the road.
Yes injuries have hurt this team as well as unexpectedly losing coach GK for the season, but that could happen to any team. Consider that Portland went through a stretch of injured stars, and they still kept a consistent winning pace for a while. During that period of time the Blazers were practically the media darlings of the month. Every national broadcast announcer would bring it up and talk about the great young talent blah blah blah. All I ever hear from these people when the Nuggets play a national game is... "Oh this team sucks, because..."
I am proud of what the Nuggets have accomplished this season and I hope they keep it up. Its not the teams fault that the league hates them.