DC Sports Bog: Nene


Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Wizards’ Nene has no time for the ‘haters’

Three times this season, Nene has referenced ‘the haters.’ I kind of love that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Haters, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Andre Miller recruited to Wizards by Al Harrington and Nene

The Wizards players seem to have formed a recruitment committee.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:10 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Harrington, Andre Miller, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Twelve seconds of bliss: Dave Johnson calls Nene’s winning dunk

Two straight days, two different Wizards broadcasters yelped with joy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dave Johnson, Nene, Steve Buckhantz, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat wants to bring back shorter basketball shorts

Imagine the photo ops from old-school uniform night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:46 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elvin Hayes, Marcin Gortat, Nene, Phil Chenier, Wizards

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Wizards’ crimes against LeBron James

There was no shortage of embarrassing highlights for LeBron James on Wednesday night.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Temple, Marcin Gortat, Nene, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Happy Wizards are happy

If you’re over the Redskins sadness, have some Wizards happy.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Maynor, John Wall, Kevin Seraphin, Marcin Gortat, Nene, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Nene bobblead night Dec. 28

I’d get to Verizon Center a little early on Saturday if you’re looking to score one of these.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Nene calls Gortat his soulmate (on the court)

Nene and Marcin Gortat talk about liking food, liking each other, being soulmates, stuff like that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Wizards, Caps deliver presents to area children

The players spent the day putting smiles on faces, and antlers on John Wall.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, John Wall, Martell Webster, Mike Green, Nene, Nicklas Backstrom, Steven Oleksy, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Marcin Gortat on his nickname, friendship with Nene

I guess no one ever told the Wizards big man that you don’t get to pick your own nickname.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Nene says young Wizards ‘must take their heads out of their butts’

“Our young guys must take their heads out their butts and play the right way, because I’m getting tired of this.”

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Mike Shanahan on first-half time management

Here’s Mike Shanahan’s explanation of what happened at the end of the first half Sunday night.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:13 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Mike Shanahan, Morning pixels, Nene, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/30/2013

John Wall cuts a Portuguese promo

In advance of Washington's trip to Brazil, John Wall does a promotional reading for ESPN Brazil.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Wizards talk superheroes

Some of the guys had a pretty good base knowledge of superheroes. Others, not so much.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:22 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Chris Singleton, John Wall, Martell Webster, Nene, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Wizards inspired by Randy Wittman crying

Some of the players explain why a crying Wittman helped turn the team around.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Price, Bradley Beal, Martell Webster, Nene, Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/22/2013

In Quotes: Wizards exit interviews edition

A collection of the words uttered by Wizards during exit interviews

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Price, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Martell Webster, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Wizards pose for impromptu team picture

This picture raises so many questions.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:24 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Price, Cartier Martin, Chris Singleton, Emeka Okafor, Garrett Temple, Jan Vesely, Kevin Seraphin, Martell Webster, Nene, Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker. John Wall, Wizards

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/02/2013

WWE wrestlers posing with Nats, Wizards, Redskins

With WWE at Verizon Center Monday night, D.C. was full of wrestler sightings.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Drew Storen, Martell Webster, Nats, Nene, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/02/2013

The Wizards play basketball with President Obama (Video)

The President shot some hoops with Wizards players during the White House Easter Egg Roll.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bradley Beal, Emeka Okafor, John Wall, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Obama meets with John Wall, days after meeting with RGIII

In a three-day span, the President is photographed with two of Washington's biggest sports stars.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:24 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Emeka Okafor, John Wall, Nene, Redskins, RGIII, Wizards

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Nene meets United players, wants to play soccer in the offseason

The Brazilian big man says soccer makes him feel close to home.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcelo Saragosa, Nene, United, Wizards

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Morning Pixels: Nats, Phillies and that darn slippery baseball

Hooray for rivalries.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:37 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrel Young, Davey Johnson, Morning pixels, Nats, Nene, Niles Paul, Redskins, Steven Strasburg, Tyler Moore, Wizards

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Morning Pixels: RGIII reaches out to Tyrann Mathieu

Another week in the life: RGIII counsels the Honey Badger, and drops in on a Sweet Sixteen pool party.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning pixels, Nene, Redskins, RGIII, Wizards

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Wizards bring presents, holiday cheer to D.C. families

It was a an emotional day for five families in need.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Chris Singleton, John Wall, Martell Webster, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Leonsis: I support Jan Vesely'

Wizards owner comes out in support of his many young players, and especially the first-round pick from 2011.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely, Nene, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins to preview Nike alternates next week

Uniform nerds will get a first peek at the Redskins’ 80th anniversary alternate duds at a private reception .

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Nats, Wizards | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nene

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Morning pixels: The Ernie Grunfeld era continues

With the Wizards’ front-office leader back for another season, let’s remember the coverage when he was first hired.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards, Nats | Tags:  Ernie Grunfeld, Ted Leonsis, Abe Pollin, Michael Jordan, Gio Gonzalez, Nene

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Kevin Seraphin needs more food

The Wizards big man might need to find a new dinner spot.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards | Tags:  Wizards, Kevin Seraphin, Nene

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Morning pixels: Welcome Sarah Kogod to the Bog

Introducing a new morning feature and Dan Steinberg’s new blogging partner.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards, Terps | Tags:  Sarah Kogod, Alex Ovechkin, Nene, Ted Leonsis, Pat Sajak, London Fletcher

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/22/2012

John Wall says he’s not ready to lead

Wizards point guard tells ESPN 980 that leading a whole team is 'something I’m not ready to do as a player right now.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards | Tags:  John Wall, Laron Profit, Nene Hilario

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Nene will not run the wrong way like JaVale McGee

New Wizards big man says if he ever runs back on D while his team’s on O, ‘I need to do drug test.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards | Tags:  Nene, Ted Leonsis, Mike Wise, JaVale McGee