the rest of that article appears to be equally opaque; to wit:

The Nuggets' sheep should be led to Enos Slaughter.
"I played every game like it would be my last," Slaughter once told me.
The Nuggets played their last game as if it were their first - ever.
Dan Issel, the erstwhile coach of the Nuggets, was saying the other day:
"If the players want to blame me for that long string of losses, fine. But don't blame me for Golden State."
Before recess, the Nuggets had naptime. They were drubbed at home by one of the worthless teams in [the league]..