TAG: Nene

Twitter / Dec 19, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Video: The Various Cartoonish Faces Of The Wizards’ Nene

Nene Hilario (photo. Danny Vine)

Perhaps you read Grantland’s Zach Lowe talking with Wizards big man, Nenê Hilario, where the 6-11 Brazilian elaborated on his team this year and explained how he’s attempting to mold some of the younger Wiz players into a playoff-caliber collection. Nene was loquacious and endearing in the Q&A session, with a no-nonsense approach to his profession and blunt honesty to his answers. But man, he’s also got some incredible dexeterity in his facial muscles as a recent Vine upload shows. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 7, 2013 / 2:40 pm

John Wall’s Chase-Down Block On Nate Wolters To End The Quarter

John Wall

Maybe we jinxed them? Only a few hours after we went through the laughable Eastern Conference and declared Washington the No. 3 team in the East, the Wizards lost to the lowly visiting Bucks, 109-105. Still, a chase-down block by John Wall to end the third quarter was an incredible display of athleticism. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 26, 2013 / 9:00 pm

Video: John Wall’s 360 Dunk & Power Slam Against The Lakers

John Wall

The Wizards-Lakers game is only a couple minutes into the fourth quarter, but Nene has 25 on 11-of-19 shooting and John Wall has 18 points, 8 dimes and a couple reminders he’s one of the most athletic point guards in the NBA. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 10:45 pm

Fantastic Nene No-Look Pass In Wizards Win

Nene No Look

The Wizards dominated most of their game against Cleveland tonight. Both teams have experienced some well publicized player-only meetings, but only Wiz coach Randy Wittman appears to be on the hot seat. Thankfully for him, the Wiz shot out to an 18-point halftime lead with some excellent play by Nene and survived a comeback by Cleveland in the fourth. The big Brazilian delightfully dished a no-look touch-pass. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Westbrook Finds Out Nene Is Built Like Brick When Both Are Ejected

(photo. @netw3rk)

During Oklahoma City’s overtime victory over the Washington Wizards yesterday, the Thunder stormed back from a double digit deficit to force OT. But they lost their point guard Russell Westbrook in the process and the Wiz lost their force on the block, Nene, when both were ejected after an on-court confrontation. Read More »

NBA / Sep 27, 2013 / 2:15 pm

The Top 20 Power Forwards In The NBA Right Now

LaMarcus Aldridge

Historically, this has been one of the most competitive positions in the entire NBA. The power forward position might not have had the iconic and celebrated figures like Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson but they have more than held their place in history: Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Elvin Hayes and Kevin McHale, not to mention the recent duo of Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett who are both sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famers. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

10 Underrated Fantasy Players

Josh Smith

The NBA is a player’s league, so it’s easy for some to get caught up in drafting long-time All-Stars over up-and-coming studs. Aging superstars have tons of mileage on their legs and if they play for a good team, may wind up relaxing on the bench during the fantasy playoffs. Read More »

Smack / Mar 7, 2013 / 1:24 am

Kobe Leads A Wild Comeback; LeBron James Hits A Game-Winner

Kobe Bryant

We fell asleep at some point in the third quarter, and when we woke to see the Lakers were back in it, we thought it was an entirely different game. In a way, it was. L.A. overcame a 25-point deficit in New Orleans last night to beat the Hornets, 108-102. They scored the game’s last 20 points, and held the hosts scoreless for the final 6:47. It felt more like a month. Read More »

Smack / Feb 9, 2013 / 5:59 am

LeBron James Dazzles Against The Clippers; Rudy Gay Is Mr. Clutch In Indiana

LeBron James

The Heat-Clippers showdown got undermined in the last three weeks by Chris Paul‘s hurt kneecap and a flu strain that made most Miami players sick before the game. Still, even with the whole Clippers roster (Jamal Crawford had 13 points, Paul had 3 and Blake Griffin had 13 in their respective returns) mostly healthy, shorthanded Miami bludgeoned its way to a rout made almost unwatchable it was so lopsided if it weren’t for LeBron James’ hypnotizing skills. Read More »

Smack / Jan 28, 2013 / 11:50 pm

Rudy Gay Saves Memphis; A King Makes A Game-Winner In D.C.

Rudy Gay

The last time Rudy Gay posted up Evan Turner, the Sixers appointed nerd damn near ripped Gay’s arm out of his socket. That was back in 2011, and since then, Gay, Zach Randolph and the Grizz can’t go a week without someone pointing out that their marriage is doomed for failure. This time, the Gay-on-Turner post-up worked out a little better in Memphis’ three-point win in Philadelphia. Read More »