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JaVale McGee’s early exit from the NBA players’ union meeting in Los Angeles on Friday drew the ire of President Derek Fisher when Fisher was asked to respond to McGee’s claim that some players were “ready to fold.” Other players have chimed in, but there is a reason why the Wizards center was at the Beverly Hilton valet counter waiting for his car while the union was going over its strategy to about 25 players.
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Fold, Derek, fold while you still can. Save your guys the cash and move on.
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