JaVale McGee leaps over imaginary Kia to block Blake Griffin

The box score for the last 24 hours of pro hoops at Staples Center reads like this: 522 points, five overtimes, two victories for Los Angeles teams.

But what really counts is a seconds-long highlight clip supplied by Wizards’ All-Star Game dunk-contest robbery victim JaVale McGee, who leaps over an imaginary Kia to block a shot by the Clippers’ Blake Griffin in Washington’s 127-119 double-overtime loss Wednesday night.

Griffin was the overall winner , in a game that left everyone feeling a little fuzzy. (Asked the last time he played more than 50 minutes, Griffin said, “Uh, I don’t know, to be honest. That’s a good question.”) The Wizards just picked themselves up and moved on.

Meant lossRT @jimmywa11: We fought hard and competed...But came away with a tough lost...#wizardsnation!less than a minute ago via EchofonJohn Wall
jimmywa11

Just landed in Denver.... EXAUSTED!!!less than a minute ago via TwitterrificJaVale McGee
JaValeMcGee34

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.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

sports

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters