HoopsHype Javale McGee rumors


January 4, 2014 Updates

Recently McGee took things to the next level by starting a business, called #JugLife, which intends to promote drinking tap water, while also raising money to help provide clean drinking water around the world. The offerings of the business are fairly minimal at this point, with foam signs and knitted hats advertising the #JugLife name. According to a company spokesman, there are plans to introduce a reusable jug for fans to buy, but the company is working to decide what material is best, taking into consideration concerns about whether plastic is safe to use repeatedly. New York Times

While it may not seem to be the most solid business plan to ask fans to drink a product they already have in their homes, and then to funnel some of the money raised in merchandise sales into a planned nonprofit to promote clean drinking water, it should not be a surprise from McGee, who despite the many headaches he has caused coaches in his career has been known for generosity. “He has always been passionate about healthy living and helping others,” Kez Reed of #JugLife said. “He gives money to the homeless, has turkey drives at Thanksgiving time, speaks at elementary schools, donated a van to an A.A.U. basketball team, etc. Altruism is a lifestyle for him and not a shift.” New York Times

December 23, 2013 Updates

JaVale McGee has sat out most of the 2013-14 season with a broken leg, depriving fans of one of the most entertaining players in the NBA. On January 18, the man they call “Pierre” will be back in our lives in a big way, when his new reality show Mom’s Got Game premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Mom’s Got Game is centered around JaVale’s mom, Pamela, as she acts as his business manager while trying to get her dating life going. Pam, if you weren’t aware, is the first WNBA player ever to have a son play in the NBA. For The Win

November 13, 2013 Updates

However, the Denver Post reported Wednesday the Nuggets have little interest in sending Faried, a Newark native, to the Knicks for Shumpert. The Nuggets just lost center Javale McGee to a stress-fracture injury, giving them a lack of depth up front. New York Post

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Evan Fournier, JaVale McGee know their Mario Kart sounds. One of the beautiful things about basketball is it brings people together — different races, religions, nationalities, different everything can be unified by playing the game. It gives people a common bond. Same with Mario Kart. NBCSports.com

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JaVale McGee has a new website. So what, you ask? Most celebrities do, anyways. Well, this one is notable for who it represents. It (re)launched today, and does not disappoint. Worth a solid ten-minute break from your workday, no question. Do you know JaVale’s height and weight at birth? Do you know his high school GPA? Did you know he feeds over 1,000 families at his annual Thanksgiving Day JaVale McGee Turkey Giveaway? No? Well, now you do! NBCSports.com

September 12, 2013 Updates

They just know they’ve got 44 million reasons to find out. “I’m definitely getting that feeling from the coaches that I’m going to be more of an impact and getting more minutes,” said McGee, who enters his sixth NBA season and second full season in Denver after 3 ½ oddball years with Washington. “It’s really up to the coach as to how he wants to use me. It’s up to me to work and everything, and I’m going to do that. So if I work hard and I come prepared and in shape for training camp, there’s nothing that can stop me but the coach.” NBA.com

July 20, 2013 Updates

After the trade of starting center Kosta Koufos and firing of head coach George Karl, Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee is going to have a lot more on-court responsibility this season. This is a very exciting development, one that promises to usher in a new age of basketball innovation that will be so next-level that people may not understand it fully until 50 years from now. JaVale is taking this new directive seriously posting videos to his Vine account proving that he takes no days off (“NO DAYS OFF! NO DAYS OFF! NO DAYS OFF!”) and it spending his summer running dribbling drills around his house. Which seems like a pretty awesome place, by the way. For The Win

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Karl was a pesky guard for the Spurs back in the 1970s. He was asked before Sunday's game about Bogut, who had taunted Nuggets center JaVale McGee in Game 3 to punch him in the face. "I was once sent into the game to instigate a guy to punch me in the face," Karl said. "Brian Taylor, he punched me, I punched him, and it was a 16-minute fight. Well, Brian Taylor hit me first, I hit him from behind and then it was going on all over the place. I was sent into the game to hold, grab and wrestle — things that Bogut does really well." Denver Post

April 28, 2013 Updates

Nuggets center JaVale McGee promises not to let Golden State's 7-foot bruiser, Andrew Bogut, get to him. The two had a dust-up in Game 3, which resulted in a technical foul for Bogut, during which McGee said Bogut tried to provoke him: "He told me to punch him in the chin. That was idiotic. I'm never going to tell someone to punch me in the chin." This series has been an exercise in patience for McGee — and most of the other bigs on the Nuggets' roster. The minute Golden State's David Lee was injured, the complexion of the series changed from one the entire team could love to one where small ball is severely cutting into the time of Nuggets' post players. So McGee's time on the court at the same time as Bogut's, which was endangered because Bogut starts and McGee comes in as a reserve, is even shorter. Denver Post

April 27, 2013 Updates

“I'm not going out there to hurt anybody or be cheap or anything,” Bogut told reporters Saturday. “I'm just playing physical like they are. If someone steps up and wants to get into it, I've got no problem with that. It’s nothing personal. They’re physical. Kenneth Faried runs around and hits people. We just have to match their intensity. If it gets personal during games and guys want to have a crack at you, that’s playoff basketball. I’m not sitting here saying I hate McGee or I hate Faried. But if they want to be physical, we’re going to be physical back. We’re not going to take a step backward.” NBA.com

April 25, 2013 Updates

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