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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

JaVale McGee Has an Alter-Ego and He’s Now Pierre … or Something Like that

Wizards big man JaVale McGee just completed his third year in the NBA. The former first-round pick out of Nevada gained some notoriety for dueling against Blake Griffin in the Slam Dunk contest in February. I have a feeling you’ll be remembering him for a different reason now.

On April 28th, weeks after the regular season ended, McGee announced on his twitter “My alter-ego this summer is Pierre… If u see me out I’m only answering to that.” True to his word, McGee has remained in character since making that proclamation. Here are some of his tweets since then:

Time for Pierre to hit these abs … Pierre is the smooth operator. JaValeMcGee is the monster you’ve grown to know on the court … puttin them wieghts upPIERRE Doesn’t dream cuz hes living one”

This guy is really taking his whole Pierre alter-ego pretty seriously and it’s somewhat worrisome. I really don’t even know what to make of it. I guess it only confirms what we already knew — JaVale McGee is pretty self-centered. Hopefully the same cannot be said about Pierre.

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