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When Josh McRoberts Put JaVale McGee On Skates

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Updated: April 17, 2010



Skates. They can be roller or ice.  But they can also happen on the basketball court.

“Putting someone on skates,” means to initiate an offensive move which makes the defender appear like he’s wearing one of the aforementioned … like he’s sliding (or rolling) in a direction beyond control.

Recently, Duke’s Josh McRoberts, who plays for the Indiana Pacers in the present day, gave young JaVale McGee, of the Washington Wizards, a pair of skates. With a couple hard dribbles to the right and a cross behind the back to the left, McRoberts sent McGee slippin’ and slidin’ all over the court. Let’s watch in GIF form.


Now, to McGee’s credit, the youngster immediately bounced back up and attempted to block McRoberts, but was ultimately unsuccessful, sending the Pacer to the free-throw line for two shots. That was McGee’s third foul in just under six minutes of action in the first quarter. He was subsequently summoned to the bench. Let’s look at another angle…

In other news, McRoberts kinda-sorta looks like a much taller Charlie from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.

Also notice — in the first GIF — how Al Thornton was duped by McRoberts, meaninglessly sprinting to an irrelevant spot on the floor.

That is all.



4 Comments

  1. Incandescent Rex

    April 19, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Damn, that’s a nice move Josh. Didn’t know he had that move. I’m a huge Blue Devil fan, but I never really liked Josh. He never looked like he wanted to be there.

  2. Original_K

    April 24, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Seriously, what’s not to love about McBob?

  3. Incandescent Rex

    April 30, 2010 at 9:42 am

    In my humble opinion, he was a crappy teammate while at Duke. He was the most talented player on the team, but he would coast through games, get his points, and call it a night. It’s been awhile but I recall him having terrible body language during games, shaking his head when teammates missed a pass, looking catatonic during big games. I was happy when he left early. That all sounds harsh. I don’t wish him any ill will and am glad he’s playing in the NBA. Maybe he just needed maturation.

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