The Manimal Always Gets His Revenge

It hasn’t been the easiest time for the Denver Nuggets. Injuries to Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, JaVale McGee, an eight-game losing streak and a bizarre Andre MillerBrian Shaw feud has rendered their season’s course rocky.

But one constant has been the Manimal, the dreadlocked warrior born by the name of Kenneth Faried. Is he an offensive juggernaut? Uh-uh. Does he make the occasional boneheaded play? Uh-huh. It doesn’t matter…because he gives you one thing that negates any of his negatives.

He gives you highlights. On Thursday night, the Thunder came into town and the Nuggets thoroughly dismissed them. But as the saying goes, you can’t make an omelet without cracking some eggs and Oklahoma City broke a few on Faried:

VIDEO: Kevin Durant puts Kenneth Faried on skates

Then later on, Reggie Jackson executed a nifty/powerful/stealth Euro-dunk in his grill:

VIDEO: Kenneth Faried feels the wrath of Reggie Jackson

Not to be deterred, and in true Manimal fashion, he cracked a shell of his own:

VIDEO: Kenneth Faried gets busy on Kendrick Perkins’ layup attempt

Though Durant broke his right ankle and Jackson threw down a basketball on his noggin, his sticktoittiveness shouldn’t be lost. He may get stuffed by John Wall at the rim, but he’ll make the game-saving block and game-winning bucket in the same game. All evidence points to a man who stays focused on his vengeance, one fast-twitch stride at a time.


  1. maorinash says:

    Not to sound mean, but a block on perkins isn’t anything special.

  2. heat all day says:

    durant sucks lebron is the best

  3. Lee says:

    That block was a goaltend. Hit the backboard first.

  4. NBAFan says:

    It was also goal tending

  5. Javier says:

    This article is turrrrruble, as Chuck would say.

    Getting crossed by the second best player in the NBA and getting dunked on by a 6’3″ point guard is bad, but getting a two handed block (which was also a goaltend, if I may add) on KENDRICK PERKINS doesn’t really make up for it. Not even one bit.

  6. RJ says:

    Yeah, great goaltend. Faried often does come back with a big play, but this isn’t one of them. It’s a missed goaltending call.

  7. Samuel says:

    The Nuggets won the game so………..

  8. nick says:

    i was at @ that game and im not lying i live in denver but im a thunder fan and when kd crossed faried over nuggets fans were just silent but some of them started complaining

  9. nick says:

    i think the durant cross was just plain out dirty

  10. Singaporean says:

    Faried had weak ankles.. i could have a clean block on KD anytime..