Denver Nuggets: 25 Things to Know About the NBA Western Conference Champions

The Denver Nuggets are playing the disrespect card despite being the No. 1 seed who won the Western Conference Finals with a two-time MVP. Their claim is that no one has paid attention to them, that they aren't treated as a legit contender and are constantly talking about other teams relative to them. After Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, which they would eventually sweep, the conversation was about if the seventh-seeded Los Angeles Lakers had “figured them out.”

And the media has had it.

There's been pushback in recent days, most notably in this clip from Chris Mannix:

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix talks the Denver Nuggets media gripe.

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