there's something pretty serious going down here. i hope its not what I think it is but George Karl's press conference last night was entirely about cancer and how to deal with it. Then you had the hero of the game Anthony Carter saying how he's been trying to keep from crying all day. Iverson spent his press conference last night talking about how basketball doesnt matter in a life or death situation like this. Whatever it is. No ones saying.
Nene has never lived up to his hype, he's had some issues, but damn I hope he ends up okay.
Nene's Nuggets family able to help with health concern
By Dave Krieger, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Saturday, January 12, 2008
It is only human nature that the first thoughts are the most fearsome.
You hear that Nuggets forward Nene is taking a sudden, indefinite leave of absence from the team "to tend to a personal medical issue," and dire possibilities tumble across the mind.
"I told the team (Friday) morning our concern is to support him and be a family for him," coach George Karl said. "I'm sure it's difficult living in a foreign country trying to figure out some health problems."
If it were a basketball-related injury, the Nuggets would be required to disclose it. In the case of a medical issue unrelated to basketball, it is entirely Nene's call as to whether its precise nature is divulged publicly.
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the Nuggets are required to respect Nene's wishes on this.
"My family and I ask that you respect our privacy at this time," Nene said in a statement issued by the club just before tipoff Friday night at the Pepsi Center. He was not on hand for his team's victory over the Orlando Magic.
Last edited by insidehoops : 01-12-2008 at 02:31 PM.
whao - that's a pretty big shock to me, but again like others, I hope nothing is wrong with him, but this article and the comments by ainugguets has really has me concerned about Nene... even with all the findings, I'd rather not speculate anything just yet...