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JaVale McGee gets a Guinness world record

JaVale McGee may not have won a Kia or the NBA All-Star Game’s slam-dunk contest, but, hey, he has this nice little piece of paper certifying that he holds the Guinness world record for “most basketballs dunked in a single jump.”

He — and not his alter ego Pierre — tweeted a pic of the certificate, and the Guinness people announced the certification:

“The most basketballs dunked in a single jump was three by JaVale McGee (USA) during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 19 February 2011. McGee jumped with two basketballs in his possession before dunking each and receiving a third basketball to dunk via alley-oop from teammate John Wall (USA).”

Take that Blake Griffin (and Baron Davis).

(Update: Who solicited the record? Perhaps McGee and/or his representatives, Sarah Schorno writes.)

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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