Nuggets’ McGee Unsentimental in D.C. Return
Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee had no interest in being sentimental about his return to Washington. The place McGee called home for the first 3½ seasons of his NBA career before getting dealt for forward Nene at the trade deadline last March was no more important to the 7-foot big man than any other stop in his life journey – if you let him tell it.
“For some reason I have a selective memory, so it wasn’t like I was having flashbacks, stuff like that,” McGee said after his current playoff team lost to his former lottery-bound team for the second time in five weeks. “It wasn’t really that special to me.”
Considering how his reputation for perplexing plays trumped the occasional spectacular dunks and blocks, McGee is probably best served to leave his time with the Wizards in the rear-view mirror. Fans at Verizon Center certainly didn’t forget McGee – or his unfulfilled potential – as he was lustily booed every time he touched the ball, made a dunk or blocked a shot and cheered every time he committed a foul or made a head-scratching play.