Denver Nuggets Fan Spotlight - Sue Nakagawa

For the 11th edition in our Fan Spotlight series, we highlight long-time season ticket holder Sue Nakagawa of Denver. Sue is a former high school basketball player, whose son and daughter also played. Look for Sue on opening night – or some of the lucky firefighters with whom she shares her tickets.

Where do you live and how long have you lived in Denver?
I moved to Denver 40 years ago and live in southwest Denver.

How long have you been a season ticket holder?
Around 10 years.

What is your seat location?
I have 9 seats. My favorite are Section 130, Row 3, right on the tunnel. I love these seats!

Why did you initially purchase your tickets?
In high school, one of my best memories was going to the basketball games. The next chapter was watching my son and daughter play on the high school teams. I found after they graduated from high school that I really missed basketball, so I decided to buy Nuggets tickets. The Nuggets had a promo that I could not resist. I have had a lot of fun cheering for the Nuggets!

How do you utilize your tickets? Business, personal, other?
First, I try to make it to every game. I also use my tickets for Christmas gifts, and my friends anxiously await them. There are several firefighters that also use my tickets.

What is the craziest thing you have seen or experienced at a Nuggets game?
In a game in March, I was reaching over to high-five the Nuggets as they went through the tunnel. Carmelo was walking by and I reached out to high-five and instead grabbed his towel. I did not plan to – but I did. It was thrilling. Then the picture was in the Denver Post the next day. Caught in the act!

Why would you recommend Nuggets season tickets to someone else (business, fan, etc)?
Going to the games is great clean fun and a great release. You are a part of a powerful crowd all cheering on the Nuggets. If you have season tickets, you always have the hottest games. Forty-three games (preseason and regular-season) may seem like a lot at first, but it is surprising how fast the season goes and you are anxious for the next season.

What is the coolest piece of Nuggets memorabilia you have?
I have a couple. I won a Carmelo Anthony jersey for being the craziest fan, and also after a game Ty Lawson autographed one of his shoes and handed it to me.

What is your favorite part about Denver Nuggets basketball?
I love basketball, the Denver Nuggets and believe one day they will go all the way. I want to be there when that happens. Also the reps in the office are absolutely fantastic and professional.

Why are Denver Nuggets fans the best in the NBA?
Denver Nuggets fans believe in their team and help support them by cheering at every game. The fans know the Denver Nuggets can go all the way!

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