Michael Lee is in Rio de Janeiro to document the Washington Wizards’ preseason trip there, in both words and pictures. Here are a few of his initial attempts at photo and video journalism. You can follow along via Instagram.

Nene, as you might have guessed, is drawing a lot of attention in his home country.

So is John Wall.

So is Derrick Rose

Nene doesn’t seem to mind the attention.

Michael Lee doesn’t seem to mind the view.

Brazil doesn’t read Wizards Insider for news about Okafor’s injury.


Nene savors his return to Brazil.

Wizards exhausted but ecstatic to be in Rio.

For Wizards, a business trip.

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