Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 4:44 pm  |  18 responses

Nuggets Mourned Aurora Victims With Black Headbands

The Nuggets wore black headbands during Friday’s summer league game as a tribute to victims of the shooting at the Dark Knight premiere in Aurora, CO. Kenneth Faried told NBA.com that when he heard the news of the shooting in the Denver suburb, he wondered if it was “really happening”: “‘We talked about it,’ said Faried, the starting power forward last season as the Nuggets pushed the Lakers to seven games in the first round before losing. ‘It was tragic. It was just terrible for anybody. Even though we don’t live in Colorado, we represent the Denver Nuggets. We’re not from there, but guys still support it.’ Aurora is about 15 miles east of Denver. No players or staff members are believed to live in the suburb. ‘We gave prayers and blessings out to the families,’ Faried said after the 95-82 loss to the Trail Blazers at Cox Pavilion, ‘and we wished the best for everybody.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Corky

    So unfortunate

  • Jake

    I truly hope that the shooter suffers the most violent and painful death anyone could dream of.

  • justin05

    ^^ I feel the same. They won’t kill him in an inhumane way so they should just kill him soon. No death row

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    He’ll plead insanity and get a lighter sentence.

  • riggs

    theres no lighter sentence for what he commited, hes spending life in jail.

  • Jake

    The only way to get through to those kind of people is public execution. I guarantee you, if 15 to 20 people got killed on live TV for pulling this kind of crap, there would be no murder for a few years. I don’t pay my taxes so pieces of sh#t like this guy can eat free food for the next 60 years.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk troll

    Even a public death or other form of extreme punishment, would do little to detour this type of crime.

  • http://slamonline dan

    i dont think the death penalty would act as a deterant to somebody of this frame of mind?

    most of these cases end up with suicide anyway

    i would rather be executed than spend the rest of my life in an american jail

  • robb

    I wonder why these kind of psychos are always white guys

  • Heals

    Put him and Sandusky with the general population and they’ll be beggin for death penalty within days. Let’s see how the “tickle monster” and “joker” handle themselves then…

  • EJ

    @robb: yeah, like the zombies in Miami…

  • http://slamonline dan

    @robb like the Washington sniper you mean?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Did you guys hear about how he coordinated the attack with gunfire in the movie? Don’t think a crazy person could have such precision & coordination.

  • robb

    @dan ok I shouldn’t say “always” but most of the times they are white people. I’m just wondering why it happens. I’m white by the way

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Me either Redd but let’s not act like people don’t get away with that excuse. I don’t buy it but some might

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Na, I completely agree. Nonetheless, this is huge and I think even if he genuinely was crazy they’d give him the book or capital punishment. Also did you know papers from Colorado first started reporting his name was Mohammad Alam? Messed up.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Na, I completely agree. Nonetheless, this is huge and I think even if he genuinely was crazy they’d give him the book or capital punishment.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    I just hope people don’t try to ban violence or certain films all because some people can’t tell what’s fiction and what’s reality.