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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray called new teammate Facundo Campazzo ‘Spider-Man.’ Donovan Mitchell was not pleased

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) can’t keep up with Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) as the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Denver won 98-95, giving the Jazz its fifth straight loss.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) can’t keep up with Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) as the Jazz and the Nuggets play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Denver won 98-95.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The budding rivalry between Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and the Denver Nuggets — particularly guard Jamal Murray — grew a little bit more Tuesday, but it wasn’t because of anything that happened on the basketball court.

It was over a nickname.

On Monday, Murray told media that players call new teammate Facundo Campazzo Spider-Man “because every pass he does is a one-handed slinger. ... He’s great. He’s going to be incredible for us.”

On Tuesday, the Nuggets social media team posted on Twitter a graphic with the quote and a photo of Campazzo edited with a web coming out of his arm onto a basketball. They added a caption which read, “Heard it here first!” and added a spider emoji.

Mitchell, who was drafted by Denver in 2017 before being traded to the Jazz, is of course nicknamed “Spida” in part because he was a Spider-Man fan as a kid. He took some playful umbrage to the Nuggets’ tweet Tuesday, quoting it with just a popular GIF of a young boy blinking in disbelief.

In some fairness to Murray and the Nuggets, the 29-year-old Campazzo of Argentina who is playing in the NBA for the first time this season really is a tremendous passer.

Utah and Denver will play each other for the first time this season on Jan. 17, 2021.