JaVale McGee is very excited about returning to the Golden State Warriors and the opportunity to help defend the team’s 2017 NBA Championship. In preparation for that title defense, McGee has spent some time participating in the Drew League during the offseason and one such on-court battle took place on Sunday, when he matched up against top-flight 2018 high school prospect Marvin Bagley III.
While fun was had by all, one particular possession was quite memorable in that McGee attempted to isolate off the dribble against the 18-year-old high school phenom. In short, it did not go well for the 7-foot NBA center.
It should be noted that Bagley III is good enough to be considering a reclassification that would place him in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. At 6’11, the high school star is incredibly athletic, gifted and skilled, meaning that McGee’s failure did not take place against just “any” prep player.
In the same breath, this is hilarious and perfectly JaVale. The now 29-year-old center has provided memorable moments on and off the floor for a long while but McGee actually played quite well in Oakland last season and he did more than enough to earn a return trip with the Warriors in 2017-2018.
This time around, though, an incredibly intriguing prospect locked him down based on the fact that, well, JaVale McGee probably shouldn’t be trying to create off the dribble… even in the Drew League. At any rate, hilarity ensued and that is what summer hoops are all about.