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JaVale McGee Reality Show Ideas

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If you don’t know about JaVale McGee, peep this (it’s short):


(FYI he has a tiny mustache tattooed on his finger. I normally hate anything faux-mustache related — OMG that thing several years ago where every wedding had a photobooth with fake mustaches on a stick was the worst — but JaVale McGee manages to pull it off.)

I think there should be a JaVale McGee reality show or, in the alternative, JaVale McGee should appear on an existing or defunct reality show. Here are some ideas.

  • JaVale McGee is The Bachelor
  • JaVale McGee competes against stars of Catfish: The TV Show on The Amazing Race
  • House Hunters International with JaVale McGee (subtitle: Are The Ceilings High Enough)
  • JaVale McGee hangs out with X Games athletes and learns to snowboard and do snocross
  • Iron Chef America: JaVale McGee (in one episode, contestants will attempt to duplicate Noodles dishes for guest judge Kenneth Faried, who loves Noodles)
  • JaVale McGee’s Apprentice (high school basketball players complete a series of increasingly difficult slam dunks in an attempt to become JaVale McGee’s apprentice)
  • JaVale McGee Lawman (JaVale McGee fights crime and finds Zen in and around Denver)
  • Lockup Extended Stay (JaVale McGee visits inmates at high-security prisons around the country)
  • It’s JaVale McGee or the Dog (for one week, participants trade their problem canines for JaVale McGee)
  • Flavor of Love (JaVale McGee chooses dates for Flavor Flav)
  • Facial Hair Around the World
  • JaVale Ink (JaVale McGee helps you choose your next tattoo)
  • JaVale McGee is the Millionaire Matchmaker
  • Parking Wars (JaVale McGee enforces Denver’s parking laws)
  • The JaVale McGee and Nancy Grace Show (just kidding — I wouldn’t wish this on JaVale McGee)
  • So You Think You Can Dance with JaVale McGee
  • The Mole (that show was great) (is JaVale McGee the Mole or just adorably inept)
  • Are You Smarter than JaVale McGee? (short answer: no)
  • Who Wants to Marry JaVale McGee? (short answer: everyone)
  • JaVale McGee is Supernanny
  • JaVale McGee is Paris Hilton’s New BFF

I’m sure there are many other reality shows that could benefit from a dose of JaVale McGee — I mean really, who couldn’t?

See also The Nick and JaVale Show on YouTube.

By the way, you can follow JaVale McGee on Twitter here. Do it.

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January 25th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I made a video

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of the post-game interview wherein Kenneth Faried says “shit.” How cute is he?

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January 9th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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Russell Westbrook on ESPN 8/28/12

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August 28th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Video Friday: JaVale McGee

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Today, I have an article and two videos for you, all featuring JaVale McGee, who, it turns out, I like more than I thought I would.

You can read the Sports Illustrated article by Lee Jenkins here.

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April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Players We Like: Arian Foster

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Last night, while doing my normal thing reading Sports Illustrated in bed, I learned that Arian Foster, Houston Texans running back, is awesome. I always like someone who could be referred to as “a little different” — and that’s Arian Foster. He hung out and talked to people at Occupy Wall Street in New York. He studied Buddhism. He bows after touchdowns, a Namaste to football. With all we’ve been hearing lately about Christianity in sports, it’s so refreshing to see something, well, a little different.

More on Arian Foster:


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December 15th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

If you don’t know now you know: DeWayne Wise

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Guess which old friend plays for the Florida Marlins and is in Denver right now? DeWayne Wise. If you don’t know who DeWayne Wise is, he’s the guy who made a spectacular catch during the ninth inning of Mark Buehrle’s perfect game on July 23, 2009.

Here’s an MLB video (click to watch it on mlb.com if it’s not working here) and a boisterous fan video of the catch. Good times!


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August 15th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

NBA Players in Lithuania

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So, we’ve already discussed Lithuanians (and Latvians) who play in the NBA. This year, in an interesting turn of events due to the NBA lockout, we have NBA players who will be playing in Lithuania.

Sonny Weems of the Toronto Raptors (formerly of the Nuggets) was the first NBA player to sign with a Lithuanian team. He’ll be playing with Zalgiris Kaunas, where he’ll be joined by Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets, who just announced his deal with the team today. The NBA players are free to return to their NBA teams as soon as the lockout ends.

I’ll let you know if any more NBA players plan to head to the glorious land of My People. (JR Smith, maybe?) If this guy’s tweet is any indication, Lithuanian fans are pretty excited about this development.

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August 15th, 2011 at 1:46 pm