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JaVale McGee starts practicing for Dunk Contest

Jan 7, 2011, 1:38 PM EST

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At last summer’s USA Basketball tryout and camp, some of the best players walking the planet were in awe of JaVale McGee’s pure athleticism. In a league filled with freak athletes, McGee stands out. Unfortunately, his mind and his game are a long ways from catching up with his body can do.

But that athleticism makes him a perfect candidate for the Dunk Contest, which McGee will take part in next month.

He’s already started practicing for the contest, as seen below in this video from Comcast Washington (he’d better be working on stuff if he’s going to beat Blake Griffin). Personally, I think the dunk where he grabs the piece of paper out of the net with his teeth while dunking is a keeper.

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