Nene Suspended Two Games

Nene has been suspended not only for tonight’s game against the New Orleans Hornets, but the next game in Dallas as well.  According to the NBA the suspension was for his behavior during all three acts of the tantrum starting with the head butt, moving to the elbow and then for “physically confronting” referee Bill Spooner.

So much for accomnplishing the stated goal of a 2-1 road trip.

From the NBA:


NEW  YORK,  Mar.  25, 2009 – Denver Nuggets Center-Forward Nenê has been suspended two games without pay for head-butting the Phoenix Suns’ Louis Amundson and physically confronting and making contact with a game official after his ejection, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident, in which Nenê was assessed a Flagrant Foul Penalty Two and was  also  ejected, occurred with 7:25 remaining in the fourth period of Denver’s 118-115 loss to the Suns at US Airways Center on March 23.

Nenê  will  begin  serving his suspension tonight when the Nuggets visit the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena.

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  • RyanSev23

    Well I was looking for a reason not to stay in, waste my time, and watch the Nuggets tonight and there it is. That saves me a Wednesday night of pure frustration.

  • CCH

    Im actually pumped for tonights game, N.O. is going to be without Chandler and Peja. As long as Bird and the Crime Stopper get Nene’s minutes I’ll be happy.

  • BeefySwats

    Wow, not one but two games. Awesome.

    Great work Nene, you’ve definitely hurt the team with this.