JaVale McGee Rumors

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JaVale McGee
Position: C
Born: 01/19/88
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
Salary: $1,403,611
He returned and had moments – 10-rebound nights, 14-point games, four blocks in 19 minutes against the Pelicans – but mostly sat on the outside of the rotation. Then July came and the phone was quiet again, even as the Timofey Mozgovs of the world racked up big deals in a market flush with money. “It’s definitely the injury,” McGee said. “Because I haven’t done anything else in this league to not be on a team. I haven’t had any drug cases, I haven’t had any DUIs. I’m not a bad guy. You can’t go to one person in the league and they’ll say ‘JaVale is a bad guy, a bad influence.’ You know what I’m saying? I don’t go out. I don’t drink. It has to be the injury. That’s the only logical thing.”
Shaqtin’ a Fool became popular. McGee was its unwilling star. It morphed into a label he couldn’t shake. Strangers chided him about it in public. McGee privately seethed, most upset, he said, that it was on the league’s network. “Fans think it’s real, like that’s real life and they think I’m a dumb person,” McGee said. “It’s just really disappointing that grown men, 50, 40 year olds are having America’s funniest home videos of a player. And then making it a hashtag and really just trying to ruin someone’s career over basketball mistakes.”