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ShareBullets: John Wall's New Reeboks, Nene's Flaring Plantar Fasciitis & Emeka's Shanghai

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Updated: July 31, 2012

ShareBullets … news, randomness and tidbits from around the web. These involve current Wizards, ShareBullets on past Wizards/Bullets to come…

> John Wall’s New Reebok Zigs

So a sneak peak at Wall’s new Reeboks is out, via Sole Collector. What do you think? (Poll below.) FWIW, in the poll on Sole Collector, which has many, many options, 26-percent currently say that they are “hideous.”

 

> Nene’s Plantar Fasciitis

 So Nene’s plantar fasciitis is flaring up in London-town. Via Rick Masse of the Washington Post after Brazil’s close win of Australia on Sunday:

Nene walked with a slight limp after the game. The plantar fasciitis that bothered him at times last season has flared up, he said.

“When the ball goes up, I forget about that, though,” Nene said.

Bullets Forever’s Mike Prada writes:

Given that Nene had to skip other international competitions due to contract stuff and other NBA obligations, I feel uncomfortable suggesting to him that he can’t play in the Olympics. This is Brazil’s best shot to medal, and it’s his best opportunity to help them. However, there’s also not very much time to rest between the end of the tournament and the beginning of next season. There’s a decent chance that Nene could take this foot injury into next year, which would mean he could miss some games. More activity isn’t exactly going to help him.

As an ardent follower of the Wizards, balanced thought, and the consideration of all possibilities — and being a follower of the Bullets as well — one can’t help but play a game of Assume The Worst.

Visions of Nuggets fan angst due to a certain one-named diva suited in Sunday’s best at the end of the bench surface in the mind (and columnist angst, via Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post). Thoughts of Denver’s reported “buyer’s remorse” from signing Nene to a 5-year, $67 million dollar contract in the summer of 2011 enter (via Ken Berger of CBS).

Another consideration: Would we even know the tease of Nene had it not been for the Olympics this summer? Remember, he came back to the Wizards in order to prepare. You can’t blame the faith-filled Brazilian for participating in homeland basketball pride. I love it when guys represent their countries in international competition. The Olympics should have an age limit (while the FIBA World Championships should be reserved for any-aged (NBA) player), but while they’re still eligible, I like it.

In the Wizards’ case, you just hope Nene is able to maintain the same passion in Washington (and that the team facilitates it).

Assuming hopeful means considering NBA players who have managed plantas fasciitis to varying degrees — Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant for example. Optimism might also dictate that with the top to bottom review Ted Leonsis has given his franchise, the historically maligned medical treatment has not escaped tinkering.

The Wizards are, at least, in an ideal contingency situation: aim to play veterans like Nene and Emeka Okafor significant, but limited/monitored minutes and see what Wu-Tang song about cash ruling everything around me rises amongst Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin and Jan Vesely. Works for me.

> NBA Luxury Tax

Ted Leonsis via Ted’s Take:

“I seriously doubt that the Washington Wizards would ever go into the luxury tax in the out-years.”

> Emeka’s Shanghai

We end with Emeka Okafor’s tour of China … follow him on Twitter: @BigMek50


4 Comments

  1. Trevor Jackson

    July 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

    The shoes are terribly ugly, I am surpried John doesn’t have plantar fascitis from wearing the Reeboks.

    Seriously though, the Nene injury is very troubling. I hope he doesn’t want to get all of the rest necessary at the beginning of the NBA season.

  2. Akbar

    July 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I think we need to limit his minutes for the first 10-15 games, make sure that foot is 100 percent, it can be a great opportunity for Kevin to shine, I honestly think if given the proper playing time, can be just as effective as Nene.

  3. Kevin Hester

    August 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Nene should look at this new product” Fasciaderm” it has helped other get back in the game . Contact the inventor and he may send out free professional samples . He may need to make custom sizes.This product works!!!

  4. nich

    August 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    “Fasciaderm- it has helped other get back in the game. This product works!!!”

    Sweet commercial!

    I can’t blame Wall for those shoes. All basketball shoes in that style look hideous. Not quite as hideous as the ones from a few years ago that were all shiney. There’s a reason most “Sneakerhead” shoes look like they’re based on styles from the early 90s and late 80s, those timeless designs aren’t going anywhere. If only they could find a way to mix the technology of today with the designs of 20 years ago. I’ll be honest though, I’m typically stridently anti-nostalgia when it comes to music and other art, I want to puke when I hear that “Music ain’t the same as it used to be when I was a kid!” argument and this might just not trip my “You’re basing your tastes on your childhood, knock it off” sensor.

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