When Nene was still learning the game and earning his name.
Photo by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM 72
The past few seasons have been tough for Nene. Hampered with injuries and illness, Nene was all but written off. With the trade of Marcus Camby over the summer, a last opportunity presented itself to Nene. Suffice to say, he’s made the most of it. Once again reminding people why this Brazailian was taken 7th overall in 2002. — Tzvi Twersky