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No More Hilario for Nenê

Nenê averaged 15.6 points in five summer league games.
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August 6, 2003 --Denver Nuggets F/C Maybyner “Nenê” Hilario has legally changed his name to simply Nenê (nuh-NAY) after completing the necessary paperwork.

It is common in Nenê’s home country of Brazil for star athletes (such as soccer stars Pelé and Ronaldo) to be known by just one name.

Prior to entering his second year in the NBA, Nenê will play for Brazil in the upcoming FIBA Americas Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Aug. 20-31 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.