TAG: Nene

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 »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 30 Biggest Unsung Heroes

Andray Blatche

Behind every great team, the superstars and the dynasties, are the guys that the average fans don’t know about. Regardless of the amount of talent at the top of the roster, coaches are forced to look for production from role players on a nightly basis. While the average fan may not realize these players exist, their impact, while consistently failing to show up in the box scores, is not disregarded by teammates or coaches. Read More »

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 »