Found February 14, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Wizards center JaVale McGee had two of his best statistical games of the season recently. The fourth-year player from Nevada posted a season-high 24 points in a loss to the Heat Friday and 22 and 11 in a win over the Pistons Sunday. A new asthma medication is being credited for his recent success. McGee learned he had asthma two years ago. Last week he returned to the doctor that diagnosed him after his coaches noticed he was getting tired quickly. “They said I was breathing at like 75 percent,” McGee said. “If you can’t breathe, you can’t do nothing. The doctor prescribed him a new medication that seems to have helped. “I just couldn’t breathe,” McGee said. “I feel a lot better. I feel I can stay out there longer now. I got to just take my medicine.” McGee played 35 minutes in both games which is much more than the 28 minutes per game he’s been averaging. Maybe when a guy gets tired on the court, it’s not always because he’s out of shape, but sometimes because of medical issues
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