There’s no doubt that JaVale McGee is one of the best dunkers in the NBA. In fact, he should be the reigning NBA Dunk Contest champ after last February’s performance in L.A. The only problem is, “Pierre” doesn’t always seem to realize the proper time and place to throw down. So after his alley-oop to himself in Monday’s loss to Houston drew criticism from Flip Saunders to John Wall, I decided now was as good a time as any to compile McGee’s top 5 dunk fails from his NBA career. Enjoy!
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5. McGee Goes Off The Backboard On The Break… To Himself (Jan. 16, 2011)Subscribe to UPROXX
“Apparently, if you get a fast break and throw it off the backboard in the third quarter, and you’re 1-11, you’re not supposed to do stuff like that,” said McGee after the game. Yeah, that’s probably right. And although JaVale made this dunk, its fallout lands it on this list.
4. McGee Gets Stuffed By The Rim (March 16, 2010)
I can understand being afraid of Nene blocking your shot, but it was J.R. Smith guarding McGee in the post. If you watch closely, Smith gave him a shove in the back as the post entry was being made, so when he rose for the slam, he was too far under the basket.