The Denver Nuggets, playing in a Las Vegas summer league game, wore black headbands in mourning of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings.
Twelve people were killed and more than 70 injured when alleged gunman James Holmes opened fire on a crowd gathered at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” By Friday morning, word had been spread, and the Nuggets wanted to show support for the community 15 miles to the east.
“We talked about it,” forward Kenneth Faried said, NBA Today “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, “and we wished the best for everybody.”
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