TAG: Nene

NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Nene, Teammates Suspended For Leaving Bench During Monday’s Pierce/Noah Spat

Nené

Suspensions surely aren’t what Paul Pierce had in mind when he recently stressed a mindset of toughness and physicality to his new Washington Wizards teammates – especially when the players in question weren’t even involved in the incident. After Nene, Dejuan Blair, Daniel Orton, and Xavier Silas left the bench while Pierce tangled with Joakim Noah during Washington’s exhibition against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the league has suspended the Wizards quartet for the first game of the 2014-2015 regular season. Read More »

GIFs, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Nene Compares Anthony Davis To Street Fighter’s Yogi “Dhalsim”

Dhalsim, Anthony Davis

Wizards Brazilian big man Nene never struck us as a player prone to hyperbole. That’s what make his complimentary comments about Anthony Davis to NBA.com’s Steve Ashburner all the more flattering. When Nene compares you to an iconic Street Fighter character, you know you’ve made it. Read More »

NBA / May 5, 2014 / 10:44 pm

Video: John Wall’s Wraparound Dime To Nene

John Wall, Roy Hibbert

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Wizards continued their playoff trend of getting ahead early in the first quarter, and John Wall wasn’t just blocking guys from behind, either. After Nene set a nice screen at the high post, Wall penetrated into the lane, drawing in the defense. As Nene rolled to the basket, Wall wrapped a phenomenal pass around Roy Hibbert‘s back for the Nene slam. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The Wizards Will Make The Eastern Conference Finals

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Since the Washington Wizards took care of business rather early by winning their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls in five games, the basketball world has had some time to digest what just happened.

The Wizards handed the Bulls–yes, those Bulls that everyone was told to avoid in the postseason–the series loss by making it look easy. Washington’s offense was too quick, too consistent, and too spread out for the hard-nosed, defensive Bulls to handle. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 25, 2014 / 11:03 pm

Nene Ejected After Butting Heads Then Choking Jimmy Butler

Nene, Jimmy Butler

Things got heated in the fourth quarter between the Wizards and Bulls. Washington’s Brazilian big man, Nene, and Chicago’s 3&D wing, Jimmy Butler, quite literally butted heads following a slight elbow from Nene after he scored a layup. Butler stood cranium to cranium with the bigger Brazilian before Nene grabbed him around the neck and appeared to choke him before taking a swipe at his head. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 24, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 10 Best Dunks In The NBA Last Week

James Johnson

James Johnson (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

It seems as if the All-Star Game only inspired players to throw down dunks that were far more vicious and creative than anything we saw in the first half of the season. Right out of the gate after the All-Star break, observers have been subject to some of the league’s best posters and alley-oops, whether they’re done by two players or only one, to start off the second half of the season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 3:42 pm

Video: Nene Ties Career-High & Slams Game-Winner

John Wall, Nene

There were two heroes in Washington on Saturday night. The first was John Wall, who hit the go-ahead bucket to give the Wizards a lead over the Pelicans inside of a minute remaining. Then there was Nene, who tied his career-high with 30 points on the night, including a posterization of Greg Stiemsma. But it took both their efforts to finally win the game with 0.3 seconds remaining. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Feb 3, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Nene Says NBA Referees Allow Kevin Durant To Carry The Ball

Nene, Kevin Durant, Trevor Booker

The Wizards finally ended the Kevin Durant onslaught on Saturday night, terminating the Thunder’s 10-game winning streak and forcing KD into an uncharacteristic (and unheard of in 2014) 8-for-21 night shooting the ball. After the game, Wizards center Nene spoke glowingly of Durant before taking a dig at him. He also totally throws Kendrick Perkins under the bus, but that’s par for the course these days. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Video: Wizards’ Nene Rejects LeBron James At The Rim

Trevor Booker, Nene

Early in the first quarter on Wednesday night, Dwyane Wade came up with the loose ball and pushed it up the court with a dish to LeBron James. LBJ then drove to the bucket, spun around Trevor Ariza, and threw up a routine layup. Easy two points, right? Well, Nene saw the possession ending in a different way. Read More »