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JaVale McGee catches Zach Randolph’s shot attempt (VIDEO)

Dec 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

We need a name for whatever this play was. It was half rebound, half block (with a sprinkle of goaltend), but all the way amazing. I just wish we knew what to call it. A reblock? A yoink? Help me out.

Naming this aside, let’s focus on JaVale McGee being quite possibly the most entertaining player in the NBA. Whether he’s throwing a pass into the 14th row, playing point-center and tripping over himself, jumping 12 feet in the air, running the wrong way when his team has the ball or destroying someone with a dunk or block, you’re almost always in for a treat. If there isn’t a whole blog dedicated solely to his brilliance at this point, the internet has failed us and we should all leave.

What McGee did to Zach Randolph in the Nuggets narrow victory over the Grizzlies was laughably absurd. This is the type of thing that would happen if Bill Russell were allowed to play in Wilt Chamberlain’s body for a night back in the day. Instead of spiking the ball into the crowd (like Dwight Howard likes to do), McGee ended up winning the night with, well…whatever we want to call this:

  1. musilly - Dec 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Great play, and I great little article. This paragraph is fantastic: “We need a name for whatever this play was. It was half rebound, half block (with a sprinkle of goaltend), but all the way amazing. I just wish we knew what to call it. A reblock? A yoink? Help me out.”

    More D.J. Foster, less of the other dudes please.

  2. musilly - Dec 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Great play, and great little article. This paragraph is fantastic: “We need a name for whatever this play was. It was half rebound, half block (with a sprinkle of goaltend), but all the way amazing. I just wish we knew what to call it. A reblock? A yoink? Help me out.”

    More D.J. Foster, less of the other dudes please.

  3. abchome - Dec 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    I enjoy watching McGee, mostly on Shaqtin A Fool though lol

  4. eventhorizon04 - Dec 15, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Ridiculous combination of size and athletic/leaping ability.

    If he just becomes more skilled and more focused in-game, McGee can be scary goood.

    • badintent - Dec 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      Remember his mom screaming at him last year in the playoffs ? Ms. INtensity. ! She played ball for USC or UCLA, if he had 10 % of her mental makeup , he would be up there with Chandler for Defensive Player of the Year. The dude is a freak, could you see him playing pro volleyball ? 100 mph spikes coming from that height ! NO one would stay home with him at the net for blocking.

  5. qdog112 - Dec 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    All this kid needs is playing time. He will never get the experience you all speak of while on the bench. Karl is making a huge mistake by not allowing him to make his mistakes on the floor now, instaed of down the road in a critical position. He should be logging 30 minutes easy.

  6. samonelastains - Dec 15, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    With more than a little sprinkle of goaltending though. …

  7. londonps - Dec 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    The ball was still going up I didn’t see a goal tend

  8. captainwisdom8888 - Dec 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Theo Ratliff was the last man I’ve seen to “yoink” a ball out of the air above rim level…

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