10.14.11

JaVale McGee, Labor Relations Correspondent

Posted in Basketball at 7:26 pm by

On the bright side, at least the Wizards’ Javale McGee didn’t claim he’d been victimized by Kurt Angle or Anthony Weiner’s hacker.  Nope, instead he simply denied something a media outlet actually recorded him sayingCBS Sports’ Ben Golliver recaps McGee’s shitty Friday ;

SI.com reports that Washington center JaVale McGee (above)  left the media early to attend another engagement, noting: “There’s definitely some guys in there saying that they’re ready to fold, but the majority are willing to stand strong.”

On Thursday, Fisher wrote on Twitter that the meeting was “important” and noted that “all players including rookies [were] welcome.”

Despite that plea, SlamOnline.com reported that McGee estimated that the number of attendees was “about 25 to 30,” fewer than the number who attended the NBPA’s most recent regional meeting, held in Las Vegas back in September.  

“Everybody knows we’ve got to get more people to come to the meetings,” McGee said, according to SI.com.

Shortly after multiple sources independently reported McGee’s comments, he posted the following message on Twitter: “I never said anyone is ready to fold! Media always wanna turn it!”

Within an hour, the Los Angeles Times posted audio of McGee’s comments, confirming that he did make the statement.

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