Nuggets honor Fat Lever - Tucson News Now

Nuggets honor Fat Lever

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson’s Lafayette “Fat” Lever had his number 12 jersey retired Saturday night by the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

Lever played for the Nuggets for six seasons (1984-90).

He also played for the Portland Trailblazers and Dallas Mavericks in a career that spanned 11 seasons.

He scored over 10-thousand points in the NBA and still leads Denver in all-time steals.

Lever led Pueblo High School to a pair of state basketball championships (1977 and 1978) before a stellar four-year career at Arizona State.

He is currently the director of player development and a radio analyst for the Sacramento Kings.

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