JaVale McGee likes feeling special. After all, he chases triple doubles like mad. But it turns out McGee's not only special in his own mind, he's special in the recorod books. Remember this?
So that was fun.
And it turns out, it made McGee into a record holder. From Capitol Games on NBCWashington.com, a statement from the Guinness Book of World Records:
“The most basketballs dunked in a single jump was three by JaVale McGee (USA) during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 19 February 2011. McGee jumped with two basketballs in his possession before dunking each and receiving a third basketball to dunk via alley-oop from teammate John Wall (USA).”via JaVale McGee: World Record Holder | NBC Washington.
Score another assist for John Wall.
JaVale has since tweeted a pic of his certificate, which we suppose makes it official. At least it looks official, what with the foil stamp and all.
Even better, Capitol Games reports that McGee himself solicited the record from Guinness. So the guy who chased down the triple-double also solicited his own record for something no one else would think to do.
Oh, JaVale. Don't ever change.