Huffington Post Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in the prohibition era on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the war on drugs. Medical marijuana was also legalized in Massachusetts, underlining long-running trends in public opinion toward more permissive attitudes on drugs.
So Washington and Colorado became the first two states to legalize marijuana during the November 6th elections, and I can’t help thinking, will this draw free agents to the Denver Nuggets? (and eventually the Sonics when Seattle gets a team back?)
1) The Denver Nuggets have the best weed related team name in sports other than the “Blazers”.
2) Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley, my favorite player of all time, once predicted that 85% of the players in the NBA smoked weed.
3) If you are a NBA free agent who happens to love weed, and the Nuggets make you an offer, wouldn’t this be a factor? If you could just walk into a store and buy weed, isn’t that more appealing than going to s shady dealer? (or, more likely, sending a member of your entourage?) I know it would factor in to the equation for me.
4) Maybe legal weed will not be a factor in the free agent market, however I guarantee that Denver quickly becomes the NBA’s favorite road city in player polls, despite the cold weather and altitude sickness.
I wonder if Carmelo Anthony is kicking himself for demanding a trade from Denver to his hometown New York Knicks now? I bet Allen Iverson has already called Nuggets management about a comeback in “The Mile High City.”