Warriors news: Klay Thompson urges JaVale McGee to have shootout with him, Curry, Durant, Nick Young before he can shoot 3s in a game
Due to the nature of the offseason, JaVale McGee has caught plenty of eyes with some of his offseason workouts, mainly one that went viral as he knocked down several three-pointers in a row, showcasing his shooting touch.
During the Golden State Warriors’ Media Day, shooting guard Klay Thompson noted he was impressed with his shooting stroke, but argued he must first have a shootout with, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, newcomer Nick Young and himself before he can take those in the game.
“I seen on Instagram he made nine in a row,” Thompson said, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Warriors have turned Javale McGee into a legit 3 point shooter.. this isn't a joke.
Can someone say unfair? pic.twitter.com/IFzkopcTjB
— Matt (@KlNG_MATT) September 1, 2017
McGee, like a lot of other NBA stars, was part of some offseason runs at Life Time Athletic at Sky along with Enes Kanter, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, and Carmelo Anthony, among others — often flaring out for some deep shots in order to fine-tune his range.
When asked about it during his time at the podium, McGee noted that he started posting videos of himself working out and playing basketball because that’s how people believe that he is actually working on his game, inciting a laugh from those present.
“I’m a basketball player, so my Instagram is going to be me playing basketball,” he said. “That’s the content that people on Instagram want to see.”
“I didn’t realize that when you play basketball, you have to post that you play basketball and workout online for people to believe that you play basketball and work out. I figured that out this summer, so I started to oversaturate my Instagram — and it worked, people loved it.”
McGee also said that while he does try to work on all aspects of his game, he won’t be asking coach Steve Kerr to shoot threes in the game anytime soon, but will rather stick to what has helped the team win a championship.