Nene is a Brazilian native and a professional basketball player. His full name is Maybyner Rodney Hilario but in the year 2003, he has legally changed his name to Nene.
Nowadays, Denver Nuggets have traded him to represent their team.Nene was born on September 13, 1982 in Sao Carlos at Brazil. He stands six feet and eleven inches tall and his listed weight is 250 pounds.
Nene always plays as a power forward or centre in the basketball playing. He used to lay soccer in his childhood times but eventually started taking interest in the basketball playing. Rather than passion, basketball has become his profession in life too.
Interestingly Nene is the youngest child in home and so his name is meaning ‘baby’. Nene is married to Lauren Prothe on Feb 14, 2009. Nene has two siblings; one sister and one brother. Nene is fond of soccer and visits the clubs for its training. Later he picked up basketball playing in his life more seriously.
Nene is a lively person with interests in watching movies (action and comedy movies) and listening to the Brazilian Gospel music. His favorite actor is Jackie Chan and favorite singer is Fred Hamilton (jazz artist).
Nene used to play basketball in his school times and he is honored many times by showing his performance in a brisk way. Nene has always been passionate in the basketball playing. He is out of those players who have professionally played for the Brazilian club and American basketball team as well.Before joining the National Basketball Association (NBA), Nene has played for the Brazil.
He participated in Vasco da Gama in the year 2000. During this season, Nene has averaged 13.2 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game and 1.7 blocks per game.
In the year 2002, Nene was given a chance to join the World’s known National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in the 2002 NBA Draft and was selected by the New York Knicks. They have selected Nene as the 7th overall pick and in the second round. Before his selected in the NBA, a pre draft camp was conducted by The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nene has enthralled the jury with his moves and style of basketball playing.
Initially, Nene succeeded in averaging 10.5 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game. His shooting percentage has ranked him among the top ten. He has maintained 0.519 shooting percentage. In the season 2002-03; Nene was awarded with the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In the next season of 2003-04; Nene has played 72 games in total and was succeeded in maintaining 11.8 points per average and 6.5 rebounds per game and 1.51 steals per game.
He was suffered from the strain in the left groin. Because of this, he has missed playing five games of the season. In the season 2004-05; Nene has averaged 12.7 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game with 1.05 steals per game.
Nene has also participated in the NBA Playoff games and has always performed stunningly. He has also undergone the surgical removal of his testicular tumor in the January 2008. HE is also into community work and a social activist.