When you think of the top three goofiest players in the NBA today, JaVale McGee is probably the first name that most people can come up with. It can’t be helped: the guy made it to Shaquille O’Neals’ “Shaqtin’ A Fool” segment on TNT almost every other week last season. If you think that’s an exaggeration, just watch this clip. Admittedly, Shaq did unnecessary pick on him at times, but mostly, it was warranted.
Despite what we’ve been conditioned to believe, though, McGee is a lot smarter than you may have been led to believe. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it, from Jeff Caplan of NBA.com: