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Wizards Media Day: JaVale McGee, Uncut

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Updated: December 15, 2011

There are many incomprehensible facets to JaVale McGee, but the talent and seeming potential is unquestionable.

How did he make that BLOCK!??! (Or was it a steal?)

Two balls, two baskets, one dunk. Enough said.

He’s dribbling full-court again. Oh boy.

Off the court, and perhaps on, the real JaVale McGee, via his Twitter account, claims to have an alter-ego. He calls him Pierre. Sometimes Pierre speaks in the first person. McGee, last April, described Pierre on Twitter:

“Pierre is the smooth operator. @JaValeMcGee34 is the monster you’ve grown to know on the court”

And JaVale on Pierre more recently:

“He’s arrogant, conceited, all the bad things that I shouldn’t be”

McGee is also a young man to whom team owner Ted Leonsis refers, via his blog, as, “erudite and well-read and highly relevant.” Leonsis also used “erudite” when referring to McGee on media day. Makes me want to brush up on my Wordly Wise from sixth grade.

No one is quite sure which JaVale McGee spoke at media day, but here that guy is…. Uncut.

Then there was Ted Leonsis on McGee:

“I think JaVale is erudite. He’s a very, very interesting next generation player. He’s a great person. His challenge is playing within himself. So far it looks like he can do that in practice, now let’s translate that into games. But he has x-factor kind of skills too, both defensively and the way he can move on the court. So it’s up to us to bring out the best in these players. It’s not just up to them. It’s up to us to develop them, and counsel them, and coach them, and create an environment where they can excel and meet their aspirations.” -T. Leonsis

In other news, this:

Somewhat related:

Chick-fil-A was served to the media at Media Day.



  • Jake

    Is it just me, or does Javale really seem like he doesn’t want to be there in front of the reporters? I mean, I don’t blame the guy – I know I’d rather not answer all those questions in front of cameras and mics and whatnot. Maybe he’s still growing into himself or something. It’s really interesting to me how different he is when he’s goofing with his friends (i.e. The Nick and Javale Show) and when he’s doing something “serious.” I don’t know if it’s a lack of confidence or what… Any ideas?

  • Joe K

    Javalle. I. hate. you.

    I want to love this guy so much, but there is no maturity, none, and he just doesn’t seem to get it. This kid needs some meat on his bones, a balanced life, and an education. Tremendous upside, but, I’m beggining to doubt it every year.