JaVale McGee, affectionately dubbed by the Crossover Chronicle writers as “JaVale the Fail Whale,” has moved away from the circus act that is the Washington Wizards. Last season he was traded to the Denver Nuggets for a chance to reinvent himself as a player and move past his series of hilariously epic failures (definitely watch the video if you are having a bad day).
Last year in the playoffs, McGee finally showed flashes of the player he could become if he applied himself. The effort did not go unnoticed by the Nuggets, who gave McGee a four-year, $44 million contract.
I don't think I've ever coached a guy like this,” said Nuggets head coach George Karl. “He has the moves of a 6-6 player.
Now begins McGee’s “second life.”
He has a chance to throw out the past and start fresh. If he goes on to have a great NBA career, we’ll all forget those years in Washington. Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the greatest NBA centers of all time, had a chance to work with McGee this of...