Nene ejected for headbutt, neck grab on Jimmy Butler (Video)
Nene was ejected in the fourth quarter of Game 3 between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls on Friday night after headbutting Jimmy Butler and then grabbing him around the neck.
Nene had just made a fastbreak layup to bring the Wizards withing two of the Bulls with 8:28 left in the game. As he was running up the court after making the layup, he gave Butler one of those little “get out of my way” elbows.
Butler didn’t like it, so Nene got right in his face with a little headbutt and neck grab. He was ejected from the game and the league will likely review it for further discipline.
Another issue is that a few players may have come off the bench to try helping their teammates during the scrap, so the league will likely take a look at that too.