JaVale McGee’s hysterical response to coronavirus suspension
The 2019-20 NBA campaign has been suspended until further notice due to fear over the coronavirus, a decision that was made when Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert tested positive earlier in the week. Of course, basketball is not the only thing that has been put on hold, as the NHL season was also suspended, and fellow sports such as baseball and soccer are out of action. Not only that, but entertainment events in general have been cancelled across the world. So, just what is Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee doing in the meantime?
Well, to put it plainly, McGee is lost:
Anybody else lost? All sports canceled, all concerts, all events., work! WTF! This is a time to work on family, your passion (if its not your job already) and your side job from home! pic.twitter.com/lXhUh1JYq3
— Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee) March 14, 2020
Well done, JaVale.
In 61 games this season, McGee is averaging 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over 16.8 minutes per game while shooting 64 percent from the floor and 65.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The 32-year-old is now in his second season with the Lakers. He initially joined Los Angeles during the summer of 2018, and after a successful first year with the club, the Lakers re-signed McGee this past summer.
McGee, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Nevada, was originally selected by the Washington Wizards in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft.
The Flint, Mi. native has certainly had an interesting career.
McGee has played for the Wizards, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors in addition to the Lakers, and while he has never been a guy who could play heavy minutes, he has developed into one heck of a role player and played a key role in helping the Warriors win back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.