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

November 14, 2013

I was going to make this the quote of the day, but this rant from Nene really deserves top billing. It’s from Michael Lee’s game story following the Wizards’ 92-79 loss to the Spurs last night, dropping Washington to 2-6.

“They kicked our butts in the most classy way — playing the right way,” Nene said, fuming following the clinical destruction of the Wizards by the selfless Spurs. “It’s crazy, that’s what makes me mad. Our young guys think they’re so smart. But if I was young, I would watch video of that game for one week to see if I could learn something, because the way they play is how you’re supposed to play.

“They not talented as us,” Nene continued. “They have great players, a great team, but the way they execute things, the way they cut, the way they exploit weaknesses, swing the ball. They don’t think about stats. We still think about stats. Our young guys must take their heads out their butts and play the right way, because I’m getting tired of this.”

Angry Nene is angry.

If you’re not angry right along with him, maybe this will help.

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
I guess no one told Alfred about the free breakfast sandwiches.

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT BESIDES ANGRY NENE
RGIII, on knowing he’s taking too many hits:

“Bottom line is, I just can’t be taking those amount of hits in any of those games or any of those games in my career. You don’t want to be hit that much, and a lot of the great quarterbacks don’t get hit that much.”

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
A John Wall block followed by a John Wall three.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
Nothing local. NFL: Colts at Titans, 8:25 p.m. on NFL Network. All TV/Radio listings here. 
 

TED LEONSIS ON HAZING
From a chat with the AP, via Joe White:

“Culturally I don’t think present-day that kind of hazing (that happened in Miami) could happen in the Capitals or the Mystics or the Wizards locker room. And I think that it’s incumbent upon owners and coaches and general managers to create an environment to bring players in to know what’s expected of them and what’s unacceptable behavior.”
 

MORE TED
This time on giving himself a failing grade:

“I have to give us a failing grade, which is rating harshly. … But we’re past now saying making the playoffs makes for a successful season, and we want to win a Stanley Cup and we haven’t done that. So I have to say I’m failing because that’s my and our ultimate goal.”

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