December 27, 2012 |
Ever since the Washington Wizards acquired Nene from Denver, Kevin Seraphin has sought out the veteran big man after games and practices for wisdom and advice. The conversations range from how to defend the pick-and-roll, to tips on footwear and even hairstyles. Nene dishes, Seraphin listens. When Seraphin twisted his hair into a dreadlock starter kit earlier this month, the long-haired Nene suggested that his young pupil try a different look. "Nene don't want anybody but him to have hair on...
October 14, 2012 |
Add the resident owner of enormous and exotic snakes to the Washington Wizards ' list of big men seemingly snakebitten by injuries and illness this preseason. Kevin Seraphin , a collector of the slithery reptiles — including one creatively named, "Snakey" — will miss the Wizards' next game on Monday against the Brooklyn Nets , and possibly more, after straining his right calf in the first quarter of the team's 99-95 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Wizards do not...
October 8, 2012 |
Kevin Seraphin approached Coach Randy Wittman at the conclusion of a recent Washington Wizards practice at George Mason University's Patriot Center, but Wittman interrupted before Seraphin could get the words out. "What? You got a problem with me?" Wittman said, as he looked up at the burly, 6-foot-10 big man. He then shouted, "You wanna fight me?" Wittman squared up, smiling as he held his hands by his side, and Seraphin leaned back, chuckling. Noticing the playful exchange,...
April 16, 2012 |
CHICAGO — Down 11 points in the fourth quarter, against a Chicago Bulls team that possessed the NBA's best record and in an arena in which hardly any team leaves with a victory, the Washington Wizards could have easily decided to collect another loss on an otherwise forgettable season. Instead, they embarked on their most unlikely comeback, claiming a stunning 87-84 victory at United Center to guarantee they would avoid finishing with the worst winning...
October 31, 2012 |
The Washington Wizards have their work cut out for them this year. The Wizards, who began the 2012-13 National Basketball Association (NBA) season by losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 94-84, Tuesday night, are not as talented as most NBA teams. Only two Wizards players — guard John Wall and forward Nene — could be starters for a playoff team. And they are both hurt. Wall will be out for at least the first month of the season with a knee injury. Nene — who uses only one name — has a sore foot.
February 2, 2012 |
TORONTO — Nick Young was dribbling above the three-point line, near the Washington Wizards ' bench, when Kevin Seraphin moved up to set a pick to free him up. Young moved around the screen but continued to dribble, seemingly without a purpose, until Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard knocked the ball away. Wizards Coach Randy Wittman lifted his hands, shook his head, and started walking down the bench. Before J.J. Redick could even pull up for a wide three-pointer on the...