During the peak of Nuggets-mania in 2009, I took Jake down to the Pepsi Center and shot a pic of him wearing a Walter Davis jersey in front of the arena. I had this insane idea about doing a photo shoot with Jake and the Nuggets’ super-mascot, Rocky, on the court. I worked for the team from 1986 to 1996 and still have many great friends there. I figured it would be a “slam dunk” (sorry, couldn’t resist). But we ran out of time. The Nuggets were out of the NBA Playoffs before I could line the shot up. And of course, there was no way this dog would be around for the 2010 playoffs. Wrong. Here’s Jake inside the Pepsi Center before the doors opened for Game 5 vs. the Utah Jazz. (And don't forget, he's already been on Invesco Field. What's next? Maybe the pitcher's mound at Coors Field?)
Lesson learned: Dream big and ignore the shot clock.