DENVER — With bags on his back, Nikola Jokic playfully swerved his way through the crowd of family and friends gathered at the airport terminal.
The Denver Nuggets finally returned home after their longer-than-many-anticipated stay inside the NBA bubble.
Arriving with them, a new reputation — the comeback crew.
The Nuggets overcame a pair of 3-1 series deficits in advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009. Their extended stay at Disney in Florida ended when LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers sent them packing after Game 5.
Still, they accomplished something historical in becoming