Giannis Antetokounmpo soars for monster slam dunk on Nene Hilario

As the Milwaukee Bucks look to improve in the Eastern Conference, one of their tremendously talented players in Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the first half of tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards, Giannis was able to show off his aerial ability with a monster slam dunk on Nene Hilario: Let Giannis be Giannis! *** Giannis dunk on Nene [UkhanNBA] Giannis image courtesy of Getty Images
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Who the Washington Wizards should pursue in free agency

The Washington Wizards will be spectators of the NBA Finals in a season where they believe they could be playing for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. But that became just a dream after a 4-2 series lost to the Atlanta Hawks. Now a long offseason awaits. The Wizards have a roster full of young talent that was considered good enough to take the franchise to the conference finals or even...
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for May 15

It’s FanDuel NBA Friday with Game 6 of the second round of the playoffs. The entry fee for the $250k NBA MEGA Layup is $5 with $15,000 going to first place. NBA Layup There are two playoff games being played Thursday in the NBA. Game 6 – Friday, May 15 Golden State at Memphis, TBD (ESPN) Game 6 – Friday, May 15 Atlanta at Washington, TBD (ESPN) FanDuel NBA...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dubs Dub And The Hawks Fly

Awkward / EffectiveTonight in the Association, we had two highly watchable games, for two very different reasons.In Atlanta, the Hawks came back in a fourth quarter where they didn't score for the five half of it. They won after Playoff Nightmare Paul Pierce hit what could have easily been yet another game-winning three, where he was somehow open despite everyone in the world knowing...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce yelled ‘series’ following late three-point shot

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsPaul Pierce thought he had won the game for his Washington Wizards after nailing a late three-point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. He thought he had won the series, in fact, and actually yelled “series” at the Hawks’ bench following the shot. After Paul Pierce hit go-ahead 3-pointer, he looked...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UPDATE: NBA rules Kyle Korver did not travel, Nene's screen legal late in Game 4

Atlanta Hawks fans, rejoice! Washington Wizards fans, grab your pitchforks! And vice-versa! The NBA released its official report on the officiating during the final two minutes of Atlanta's Game 4 win over the Wizards, and two of the most controversial plays were both deemed to be correct no-calls. On the first, the NBA ruled that Wizards big man Nene Hilario did not set an illegal...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards’ John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in wrist, hand

The Washington Wizards announced Thursday that point guard John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand. “Wall and the team are currently in consultation with multiple physicians and specialists to determine the best course of action and his playing status has yet to be determined,” the Wizards said in a statement. “Further updates will be provided...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards belong among Eastern Conference big-shots

Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsAfter securing the only real upset of this year’s NBA Playoffs with an opening-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors, you’d think that the obvious luxuries offered by a week of rest and relaxation before beginning the next round would be more than enough to disrupt the early post-season success that’s found the Washington Wizards. But instead of turning...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards Made The Toronto Raptors Look Bad. They Also Remade Themselves.

The Washington Wizards didn’t make an adjustment in the first round of the NBA playoffs; they created an entirely new identity. During the regular season, all four of their lineups that saw over 100 minutes featured two big men in the group of Nene Hilario, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, and Kevin Seraphin. Washington’s starting unit of Gortat, Hilario, Paul Pierce, Bradley Beal...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Raptors-Wizards: The taming of Valanciunas, by Gortat, Nene

By Sean Woodley The Washington Wizards have done a lot of things right during their two-game obliteration of the Toronto Raptors. John Wall has been a monster in transition, picking apart Toronto’s defense en route to averaging 12.5 assists per game. With some beefy minutes totals, Otto Porter has emerged as a legitimate NBA player. Bradley Beal shook off a rough Game 1 outing...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards looking for revenge against hungry Pacers

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY SportsThe Washington Wizards will face off against the Indiana Pacers this evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in what is expected to be a very hard fought game by both teams. Washington has nothing left to play for as they have locked themselves into the fifth playoff seed, while the Pacers are currently half a game ahead of the Brooklyn...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nene throws down reverse slam dunk vs Blazers (Video)

Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario (a.k.a. simply "Nene") made an acrobatic play during the third quarter of Monday night's game against Portland by catching the three-quarter court pass with one hand and throwing down a reverse slam.Nene got twisted around but still made an over-the-shoulder catch on the long pass, finishing with the nice dunk.Nene finished with 12 points and...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards' Nene on Bulls: 'I hate them'

As you'll likely recall, Washington Wizards big man Nene Hilario and the Chicago Bulls have a bit of history. Nene was suspended for Game 4 of last season's Eastern Conference finals after getting into a bit of an altercation with Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, of course, and even after the Wizards eliminated the Bulls, a sense of animosity seemed to hang over these two teams. But it's...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards trade Andre Miller to Kings for Ramon Sessions

The Washington Wizards have traded guard Andre Miller to the Sacramento Kings for guard Ramon Sessions, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Kings trading Ramon Sessions to Washington for Andre Miller, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015 The trade reunites Miller with new Kings coach George Karl. Karl had a close relationship...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wale, Kanye West to design new uniforms for Wizards?

Wale Instagram The Washington Wizards announced in November that D.C.-based rapper Wale would be the team’s creative liaison. “I’m excited to start building as the creative liaison for the Washington Wizards,” said Wale. “As a D.C. native and lifelong Wizards fan, this is truly an exciting and organic relationship for me. We’ve got some exciting projects up our sleeve...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Fans Learn to Hate Nene and That He’s Soft As Puppy **** #TBT

The Chicago Bulls will take on the Washington Wizards tomorrow night at the Verizon Center. These Eastern Conference teams are quietly becoming one of the better match-ups in basketball thanks mainly to the back courts they possess. However, it was during last year’s NBA Playoffs that Chicago fans found a hatred not only for the Wizards, but for Nene Hilario. In Game 3 of the...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall emotional after death of 6-year-old friend

Washington Wizards guard John Wall scored 26 points and had 17 assists in a 133-132 double overtime win over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. After the game, Wall broke down in tears during an emotional postgame interview as he talked about Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, the 6-year-old girl Wall had befriended who died of cancer Monday morning. Wall met Miyah last...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers-Wizards pregame dribbles

Tipoff: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, 7 p.m. Records: Cavaliers 6-7; Wizards 9-4. TV: FOX Sports Ohio (Cavaliers Live pre-game at 6:30). Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM; Cavaliers Radio Network. Projected Starters Wizards: C Marcin Gortat; PF Nene Hilario; SF Paul Pierce; SG Garrett Temple; PG John Wall. Cavaliers: C Anderson Varejao; PF Kevin Love; SF LeBron James; SG Mike...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Player Tweets Some FIFA Porn

Nene Hilario, known simply as Nene, is an NBA player for the Washington Wizards. Sometimes, well most of the time, professional athletes receive some perks. Tonight, Nene made all FIFA fans jealous by posting the following. My boys & I Playing FIFA at real big screen at Verizon @kevin_seraphin Otto. Jogando FIFA no telão da nosso estádio — Nene...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Play ‘FIFA’ Video Game On Arena Jumbotron (Photo)

There’s nothing like playing video games on a 350-square-foot screen to help team bonding. A few members of the Washington Wizards loosened up by playing “FIFA” on the massive video board at the Verizon Center, with forward Nene tweeting out a photo Thursday. Nothing special, just a couple of millionaires kicking back and playing some virtual soccer on a 14-by-25 JumboTron...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5th Quarter: Wizards 108 Bucks 97

WHAT HAPPENED [The Cliff Notes Version] The Wizards defeated Milwaukee 108-97 at the Verizon Center tonight. The Wiz jumped out to a big early lead, going up by as many as 16 early in the first half. However, Milwaukee battled back to cut the lead to four, 31-27. But the Wizards came at them again and pushed the lead up to 14 behind excellent first half play from Marcin Gortat and...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Washington Wizards

Editor's note: This is the 20th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Marcin Gortat; PF Nene Hilario; SF Paul Pierce; SG Bradley Beal (when healthy); PG John Wall. Key Reserves G-F Martell Webster; PF Kris Humphries; PF-C DeJuan Blair; SF Otto Porter Jr.; C Kevin Seraphin; PG Andre Miller; PF Drew Gooden; SG Glen Rice Jr.; SF Rasual...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight: Wizards’ Nene spins and dunks over Pelicans’ Omer Asik

Washington Wizards forward Nene took it back to his younger days, as he posted up New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik then spun off him to throw down a thunderous dunk. The Wizards have been carefully easing Nene through the preseason, given his injury history and the fact he played for his native Brazil during the FIBA World Basketball Championships. When healthy, there is no...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards looking at Ray Allen?

The Washington Wizards are one of the most intriguing teams heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, and have made some improvements to their roster this offseason. Outside of another year of experience for the young players they have, they also brought in veteran small forward Paul Pierce. According to a report from CSN Washington, the Wizards have now turned their attention to signing...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Big Men Battle As Lithuania Defeats Brazil 64-61

NBA big men Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and the Rockets Donatas Motiejunas with Lithuania would battle Cavaliers Anderson Varejao, Wizards Nene Hilario and the NBA Champion Spurs Tiago Splitter representing Brazil in a friendly exhibition tune-up on Thursday. This game could have gone either way, but it was Lithuania that took control in the second half to pull out the difficult 64-61 victory.
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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