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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Wizards felt disrespected by JaVale McGee’s late three-pointer

The Washington Wizards were not at all pleased with Golden State Warriors big man JaVale McGee’s antics at the end of Sunday’s game.

Instead of dribbling out the clock on the Warriors’ final possession of the 139-115 win over the Wizards, McGee instead chose to launch a corner three. He missed on the attempt but drew three free throws as he was shoved out of bounds by Brandon Jennings, who was called for a flagrant foul.

Jennings and fellow Wizards guard John Wall commented on it after the game with Wall calling McGee’s shot disrespectful, per Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Jennings added that he also felt slighted by Draymond Green staying in the game to get a triple-double (and ultimately succeeding), per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.

However, McGee himself was in a joking mood when he was asked about the attempt in the locker room, per Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News.

For his part though, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said in his post-game press conference that he wasn’t happy with McGee’s shot and apologized to Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, per Monte Poole of Comcast SportsNet.

Of course, McGee is known as quite the character on the court, so it’s hardly surprising that he found himself mired in a controversy of this nature.

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