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Reminder: JaVale McGee Can Get Up

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Updated: January 3, 2011

I don’t know if this is the highest JaVale McGee has ever touched on a backboard, likely not. But by my rough calculations, McGee’s touching at least the 12-foot mark here, if not higher. Probably higher.

Now, that photo I took prior to the Wizards-Hornets game on Saturday might not be the most dynamic, basketball high-jumping photo I’ve ever taken in my brief career — that title still probably goes to the picture I took below at last July’s NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where Jason Rich, playing for the Golden State Warriors’ squad, appeared to be close to kissing the rim … during a game.

But this post was really just a reminder of something you already know … that JaVale McGee can get up.

Oh, and JaVale can also wave is hands in the air as if he were apathetic toward waving his hands in the air.


3 Comments

  1. John Wall Fever

    January 4, 2011 at 4:01 am

    need to make a gif of that 3-play sequence against NO where he had that awkward javal-fadeaway-scoop shot(?), ran back done the floor and then blocked a shot, and then ran back down the court again and followed up on a sick john wall drive by dunking completely in the cylinder. I think it happened in the 1st half…but man was it funny/ridiculous. Ahahah

  2. Samson151

    January 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Javale can ‘jump out the gym’, but that’s a camera angle effect you’ve captured there. Really can’t tell how high he got. Could be 12′, could be five or six inches less. Either way it’s really up there.

  3. Kyle Weidie

    January 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I hear ya on the camera angle Samson, but I also know, according to NBA backboard dimensions, that the top of the white box is 16 inches above 10 feet … and I’m guessing that his hand appears to be touching 6-8 inches above that … so if anything, it might be 11’10″ … but definitely above 11’4″, plus the length of his hand over the white box … so that’s how I rounded to 12 feet.

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