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 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.'”