Dear Nuggets Fans,
My name is Mason Plumlee. We met briefly last year, but I never had the chance to give you a firm handshake, look you in the eye and formally introduce myself. I apologize for that, it’s not how my parents raised me. But the truth is I didn’t even have time to unpack my bags. For three months I lived in a hotel, and half that time was spent in hotels on the road. (No complaints, these were very nice hotels — but hotels aren’t home.) Then the season ended and I entered the contractual purgatory known as restricted free agency (more on that another time).
For now, here’s what you need to know:
I am thrilled to be a Denver Nugget. I am grateful that we got a deal done and excited for the challenge of the season to come. I meant what I said when I was traded here last year. This is an exciting, talented young team with a bunch of high character guys and I’ve always admired the loyalty and dedication of Nuggets fans. With some of the big additions this summer and another year of experience for the young guns, I believe this team can compete with anyone in the league.
I hate losing. Last year was the first time in my entire organized basketball career (going all the way back to my fourth grade town league in Indiana) that my team wasn’t playing in the postseason. I never want to experience that again. There’s nothing more frustrating than going about your day-to-day when other guys are still out there competing for a championship. If I want you to know anything about me, it’s that I will do whatever it takes to win basketball games and I will expect the same of my teammates.
I want to get to know you. Like I said, my time in Denver was brief last season. I want to meet the people of this amazing city and explore as much as I can. I can’t wait to check out the galleries on Santa Fe, sample some of that Colorado green chile and see the Rockies in all their glory. A friend of mine told me about the “Mi Tierra” exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, so definitely adding that to my list. Any other fun ideas reach out on social media, or text me anytime on my Superphone at 931-805-4447. I want to hear your recommendations. I want to know what makes Denver great and why everyone keeps moving here.
I want you to get to know me. There’s nothing more important to me than family and faith. I love basketball and love being in the gym. I like a great meal. I like to write. I am drawn to artists and creatives, dedication and dreams. A few months ago I launched a website (masonplumlee.com) to highlight people who inspire me and to share some of my journey on and off the court. I look forward to writing about my experiences in Denver.
I have a logo that has nothing to do with basketball. TBH, it’s kind of an anti-logo. It’s an emoji with expressions that change based on mood, daily events and personal experiences. Playing basketball doesn’t make me different than anyone else. My hope is that people will have some fun with it (free download in the App Store) and find ways to use it to reflect their own feelings and experiences.
Finally…. October 18 is just around the corner and we’ve got some big things to play for this year.
Talk soon and thanks for all of your support.