As the Golden State Warriors search for possible free agent acquisitions, one current Warrior has some lingering beef with one of their possible targets, Nene Hilario.
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle spoke with Lou Amundson at team headquarters after a Friday workout, and asked about his relationship with the Brazilian big man.
"I'm going to plead the fifth on this one," Amundson said. "I knew you were going to ask me that, but I'm going to plead the fifth."
Apparently there are some residual hard feelings as Amundson still hasn't gotten over a matchup with Nene back in 2009 when Lou was still with the Suns in which Nene head-butted, then elbowed Amundson and was immediately ejected.
Nene flagrant vs. Phoenix (via coronaftw)
After the game, Amundson said this to reporters:
"I'm playing hard and with a lot of energy, and Nene took exception to the fact that I was going to play physical back with him. I play hard, but he was playing dirty the whole game... I was not too surprised, because I know he's kind of a dirty player."
Later Amundson would continue:
"He's from Brazil, so I'm sure he knows about soccer tactics like the head butt.''
A clear reference to France's Zinedine Zidane header to chesty into Italy's Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final.
Nene then retorted:
"You learn that you don't let a stupid dude take you out of the game because he's nobody. He doesn't have much (game). ... If I do a head butt, I break all of his face."
That was then and this is now, but it's obvious that these two probably aren't homies. Well, at least Lou hasn't seemed to get over this yet, maybe Nene has. Could you imagine a Warriors practice with these two? Yeah, me neither.
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