Will Barton is one of the best bench players in the league, and easily one of the most exciting players to watch on the Denver Nuggets this season.
The People's Champ has had his fair share of highlight plays, jamming it over big guys, knocking down 3-pointers, and bringing energy to a team that has had their fair share of ups and downs this season. His strong play off the bench has him in consideration for the NBA 6th Man of the Year award, and Nuggets fans would love to see him rewarded for the hard work he has put in to become a key contributor for the Nuggets.
But aside from his on the court skills, Barton just seems like such a cool guy. His personality shows up in his game, but also shows up with how he interacts with fans. Last night against the Pacers, that personality showed up at halftime.
As the Nuggets walked towards the tunnel and their spiffy new locker room, Barton noticed a Nuggets fan near the tunnel holding a baby decked out in Nuggets swag. The dad holds up the baby's hand for a fist-bump, and Barton gives dap to a true fan.
Will Barton - the People's Champ for more reasons than we can list. Forget 6th Man of the Year, Will is in the race for best person in the world. Stay awesome Will - oh, and keep on putting up stat lines like 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists too. That was pretty awesome in an exciting win, and these two plays weren't shabby either.
Will Barton, everybody.*****
REMINDER: STIFFS NIGHT OUT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD
Join us at Jake's Sports & Spirits (3800 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80205) as our Nuggets take on the Jazz in Utah at 7pm.
Attendees can win Denver Stiffs T-shirts and Nuggets tickets and Jake's will be serving 50-cent wings for us all night long.
We hope to see you there!