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As Nuggets go for their first-ever NBA championship title, the journey’s been one of inspiration

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Nuggets fans cheer during a watch party for game one of the NBA Finals at ViewHouse downtown. June 1, 2023.

Ya gotta believe. Tonight, the Denver Nuggets enter game three of the NBA championships tied one-to-one. Fans had been hoping for a sweep of the Miami Heat. And if you don’t necessarily believe, we’ll chat with a man who does– CPR’s own super-fan, Vic Vela. Vic dressed up for Halloween when he was 7, as then-coach Doug Moe. And he recently wrote an essay for Denverite: “Even if you’re not much of a sports fan, this Nuggets team is for anyone who’s ever lost over and over again; the lovable losers among us who keep putting one foot in front of the other. They’re for anyone who has ever been kicked while they’re down.”