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JaVale McGee planks airport moving walkway video

Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2011 3:39 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver.

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Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee hasn't really established a national reputation for himself in the NBA yet. He's extremely long, pretty athletic and an excellent shot blocker, but he was stuck on an atrocious team that was in the middle of a full-scale rebuild last season.

Here's what we do know about McGee: he's got a good sense of humor and an imaginative mind.

NBCWashington.com reported that McGee was in the Phillipines for the exhibition game that also involved NBA stars like Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant.

During the game, McGee dunked, then raced down the court to block a shot out of bounds and then planked on the hardwood while the ball was retrieved from the stands. That's pretty funny.

But it wasn't even McGee's top plank of the trip.

McGee's best plank came at the Hong Kong airport, of all places, as he stretched his long frame across the two hand rests of a moving walkway -- a horizontal escalator -- allowing the rails to move his prone body, suspended roughly three or four feet off the ground, along their tracks. It's a pretty insane visual. Talk about hang time. 

Here's the video of Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee planking on a moving walkway at the airport courtesy of YouTube user NBAinfos




For good measure, here's the video of McGee dunking, blocking and planking at the exhibition also courtesy of YouTube user NBAInfos.



Hat tip: Sportando.net.

Comments

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 7:25 pm
 

JaVale McGee planks airport moving walkway video

He made a nice play at both ends like he should! Big deal!



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 5:47 pm
 

JaVale McGee planks airport moving walkway video

slow news day, apparently.  Even Javale McGee's mother wouldn't care about this waste of time.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 4:53 pm
 

JaVale McGee planks airport moving walkway video

Question ... is it Sports or Entertainment?

If the answer is Entertainment, then Javale McGee is your guy.  He ia an athletic marvel that excels playing basketball when it is either frenetic, or unstructured.

If the answer is Sports, then Javale McGee is NOT your guy.  He is always out of position, is routinely schooled by the opponent on the simplest basketball concept, and seems to lack motivation (other than when there is a chance for a dunk or blocked shot).  Evidence the Philippine All-Star Game video.

As a Wizards fan ... I hope he gets it one day.


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