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JaVale McGee defends his triple-double

Posted on: March 18, 2011 11:44 am
Posted by Royce Young

All triple-doubles are not equal. Some are better than others. Especially when "others" is the one JaVale McGee threw up earlier in the week against the Bulls.

His line was terrific -- 11 points, 12 rebounds, 12 blocks -- but it more about the way he got it. Some might call it cheap, some might call it tainted. Whatever the case, McGee got it and he was happy about it.

As a result, he's taken a bit of criticism. Valid, I think, mainly because the way McGee hung on the rim and celebrated despite being down 19 with 20 seconds left. But he was excited and when you're in a season like the Wizards are having, it's the little victories. And that's why McGee isn't apologizing.

"I got a triple-double," McGee told The Washington Post . "Who can say they got a triple-double? I'm not really worried about it."

Obviously I think McGee is missing the point (like he so often does). Some were reminded of Andray Blatche's embarrassing attempt to get a triple-double or even Ricky Davis' pathetic move to get it.

"I couldn't understand how they were saying it was like Ricky Davis," McGee said. "The thing about it is, I wasn't trying to get a triple-double until they started running plays for me at the end. So, that's totally different."


Since: Mar 19, 2011
Posted on: March 19, 2011 11:44 am

JaVale McGee defends his triple-double

THis is good triple-double you don't see man block 12 shot's every game

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: March 18, 2011 3:34 pm

JaVale McGee defends his triple-double

The Wizards have very little else to celebrate, so I can understand his excitement. Especially in this case, the team started calling plays for the guy!
The real big deal with this is McGee had 12 blocks... insane!

Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: March 18, 2011 3:01 pm

JaVale McGee defends his triple-double

Um...yea, JaVale's Trip Dub was NOTHING like Ricky Davis's whackness shooting on purpose and missing on purpose at the wrong basket for an extra rebound....

Ppl should relax. lol

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