Brandon Marshall, Shaq Barrett of Broncos helping to recruit LeBron to Nuggets

Brandon Marshall, courtside at a Nuggets game. Credit: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports.
Brandon Marshall, courtside at a Nuggets game. Credit: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports.

Could LeBron James, the greatest basketball player on the planet (currently) play with the Denver Nuggets next year?

In all likelihood, that answer is a firm “No.” But, the Nuggets are actually interested in LeBron’s services — of course, he’s unlike any basketball player anyone’s ever seen — and they’re pursuing him.

So are a couple of Denver Broncos players, namely Brandon Marshall and Shaquil Barrett.

It seems as though Marshall copied Shaq’s tweet, cleaning it up a bit and fixing the “your/you’re” gaffe which we see all too often on Twitter these days. And, don’t forget that Marshall helped recruit Paul Millsap to Denver last year, so, you never know.

Both Marshall and Barrett trying to recruit LeBron brings up an interesting point, namely, that NBA stars don’t want to play in Denver.

Carmelo Anthony was drafted in the Mile High City, and his wife Lala made it known she didn’t like Denver. Similarly, the Nuggets have found it hard to recruit stars to this “flyover” city, although the Broncos have not had the same difficulties.

Peyton Manning, Emmanuel Sanders, DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib; these are a few of the most recent superstar names the Broncos have brought in via free agency in the last couple of seasons alone.

So, why is Denver attractive to NFL players and not NBA stars? Do they still think it’s a cow town, that it snows 30 feet a year here?

Until the Nuggets are able to land a legitimate superstar in free agency, they may never be able to shake the belief that Denver is a small-time town. Either way, Marshall and Barrett are doing their best to lure LeBron to town.