DENVER (KDVR) — A local artist is paying homage to the NBA’s Western Conference champion Denver Nuggets through a mural he put up on Colfax Avenue.
The artist, who goes by the name Detour, spraypainted the mural of Nuggets superstars Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray on a building at Colfax Avenue and Race Street.
“A lot of times the architecture in cities and communities are muted. So adding like a bright color to the wall but also something that’s relevant to their lives, which the Denver Nuggets are, it’s always exciting,” the artist said.
Nuggets merchandise sales skyrocket
The city is embracing the Nuggets’ win as gear has been flying off the shelves after the team swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals. And even some items could end up being quite valuable.
“The hottest selling item is the hats that the players were wearing,” Derek Friedman, owner of Sportsfan, a sporting goods shop near Empower Field, said.
The Nuggets beat the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Ball Arena on Thursday night. Game 2 is back at Ball on Sunday with tipoff scheduled at 6 p.m.