The Nuggets' golden fan

Updated: May 30, 2009, 2:37 PM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN.com

DENVER -- At halftime, the home team trailed by 23, and by the fourth quarter, they were down a dirty 30. The fans were booing and catcalling, and when this February game mercifully ended -- Boston 114, Denver 76 -- the Nuggets players wanted to run inside and hide.

But on the way to the locker room, there he was -- a young man offering every one of them a high-five. Chauncey Billups was 1-for-8 that night, but the young man told him, "Go get 'em next game." J.R. Smith clanked seven ...

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