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VIDEO: JaVale McGee makes tribute video for himself in Nuggets return

JaVale McGee, Nuggets

Big man JaVale McGee was one of the players who was shipped last week during the NBA trade deadline. Almost all of the traded players need some adjusting to do regarding their new team and their new city. But not McGee. He’s now on his second stint as a member of the Denver Nuggets. He was so pleased with coming back, he made a tribute video for himself.

McGee posted the entertaining video on Instagram, complete with tight editing, a montage of his past Nuggets highlights, and a very appropriate musical score.

McGee’s return to the Nuggets marks an unexpected twist of events. A month before the start of the NBA season, the 33-year-old three-time champion was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. While McGee remained professional and embraced his role, being on a rebuilding team doesn’t seem ideal, especially if you’re on the tail-end of your career.

Now back with the Nuggets, where McGee played from 2012 to 2015, averaging 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks, he is poised to capture his fourth title. He will join the already stacked roster featuring Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap, and new acquisition Aaron Gordon.

The Nuggets have been a perennial contender for the last couple of years. And JaVale McGee might just be the missing piece to capture the elusive crown.