Former Lakers Champion JaVale McGee Gives Fitting Reply to His Critics After Terrible Airball Shot

Published 01/03/2021, 9:59 PM EST


JaVale McGee has enjoyed a great spell in the league over the last few seasons. The 32-year-old has won 3 NBA titles in his career, and his most recent triumph came with the LA Lakers last season. However, the Lakers traded him to Cleveland in the 2020 offseason.

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In his first few games as a Cavalier, McGee has displayed his caliber, averaging 10.5 points along with 7.7 rebounds per game. But it all went down the drain when McGee airballed a close shot against the Hawks.

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As expected, a section of NBA fans trolled McGee following the horrendous miss. While McGee is known for responding calmly, he gave a fitting reply to social media trolls this time.

The thing about social media is its not real! You have to remember that when reading. You airball a shot it will get a million rts… but u make an amazing offensive move and win the game… NOT SO MUCH… remember your worth and never let social media determine how you c urself!”

As McGee mentioned, sometimes fans go a little overboard while criticizing players. In that process, they forget to appreciate players for their good games.

Hopefully, this message from JaVale McGee will act as a wake up call for everyone. NBA players are human as well, and they deserve to be treated with respect.

What’s next for JaVale McGee and the Cleveland Cavaliers?

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With McGee joining Andre Drummond, the Cavaliers have one of the best frontcourt pairs in the league. Furthermore, they have had a blazing start to the 2020-21 NBA season, winning 4 out of their 6 games.

The young pair of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland are developing into a lethal combo for the Cavs. However, as far as the expectations go, they are definitely a few years away from becoming legitimate title contenders.

For now, if they can make the playoffs in a tough Eastern Conference this year, it will be considered a good season for the team.

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What are your thoughts on the Cavaliers? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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