Agence France-PresseOctober 13, 2013 05:45
Nene Hilario was booed by some fans as his Washington Wizards slipped to an 83-81 loss late Saturday to Chicago Bulls in the first NBA matchup in Rio.
Giant center Nene, who hails from Sao Paulo, managed five points and six rebounds in a 20-minute cameo. But taking the microphone to thank fans for coming he found himself the target of some booing.
There is little love lost between Brazilian fans and their NBA star after he skipped the recent Copa America, where Brazil flopped and went winless.