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JaVale McGee, everything is lovely with a quick trigger

Updated: March 12, 2010

JaVale McGee tends to be quick to leave his feet on pump fakes. You’ve probably already noticed that opponents are increasingly using ball fakes that will get the JaValevator a floor above them and then rising up when his cord is cut and the elevator gets the shaft. After the game, McGee expressed that he was willing to give up one foul for five misses. Lovely.

It’s also worth noting that McGee had a career high 20 points in a Wizards 105-99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. JaVale was very active on the offensive end, proving he can be a great weapon for a transition team, or one that sets solid screens and has a point guard who can penetrate the lane. The elevator went eight floors up with that number in dunks to go with nine rebounds, five fouls and one turnover. Lovelier.

Inexperienced players just need to learn quick trigger jumping is not always a good idea, especially when Al Horford knows it’s coming. This is evidenced below. Photos courtesy of Adam, the new site photographer/media guy.


Aw Gimme!

{old-man-style ball show pump-fake via Horford}

Going up?

Alerted to the fact.



To conclude.

“Remember ’87?  …  Everything was lovely.”

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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle lives in D.C. with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.

  • Incadescent Rex

    Wow, Javale doesn’t sound very coachable in that video. Here’s what i don’t get. Doesn’t he realize that he’s really tall and has really long arms? He doesn’t have to take giant leaps in the air to get his precious blocks.

  • hibachi202

    Big men take a long time to develop. I’m pretty sure McGee will lead the league in shot-blocking one day though, but he has to polish up his defensive (and offensive) game. WU!

  • Daniel

    That’s Al Horford. Al Thornton played (badly) for the Clippers and got traded to the Wizards at the deadline this season.

  • Kyle Weidie

    Thanks Daniel …. my typing fingers got the Als mixed up. All has been corrected.