Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee is one of the most athletic big men in the league. He simply has trouble remaining focused. On Tuesday, Denver coach George Karl ripped McGee and called him lazy. Maybe the message got through, even for just a brief second.
As you can see, McGee threw a pretty alley-oop to himself off the glass in the third quarter of a win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. For those of you who are thinking about the similar stunt he pulled last season with the Washington Wizards that got him benched, this was a bit of a different situation. Unlike that dunk, McGee used the self alley-oop against Houston to shake a couple of defenders. When he was benched, he was all alone on a fast break.
For every beautiful dunk McGee has, he usually responds with a handful of bone-headed mistakes like this pass. Since he had a solid game on Wednesday (14 points on 6 of 7 shooting), perhaps Karl’s best bet would be to rest him for a couple games to recharge his batteries.Google+