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Posted at 6:58 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

JaVale McGee's slam dunk practice session

By Dan Steinberg

You know, JaVale McGee might actually have a chance to win this slam-dunk contest thing, or at least to finish second behind Blake Griffin. He's got the creativity part mastered, anyhow.

As CSN Washington documented, McGee whirled through a bunch of possibilities on Thursday, including one where the big man stuck a piece of paper in the net, grabbed it with his mouth in mid-air and then dunked the ball. Replace that piece of paper with a few stacks of $100 bills, and you're really talking.

By the way, J.E. Skeets Tweeted Bodog's odds for the dunk-contest winner. McGee is the third choice at 5-1, behind Griffin (1-2) and Brandon Jennings (5-2), with Serge Ibaka last at 7-1. I'd drop $20 on McGee, for sure.

By Dan Steinberg  | January 6, 2011; 6:58 PM ET
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They have him paired with Chris Webber as his coach. That's nice for the Wizards connection. However, this is probably a good time for him to call his mother since she used to be a Harlem Globetrotter. She no doubt has a few tricks up her sleeve.

Posted by: Carole5520 | January 7, 2011 3:39 AM | Report abuse

funny, Javale signed a shoe deal with some company called Peak. He was wearing them in the video, but he plays games in Nikes, i wonder how that works.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | January 7, 2011 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Just what this team needs, another distraction. Time to focus on the fundamentals in practice, not dunks.

Posted by: getjiggly2 | January 7, 2011 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Looks like he stuck a blue book in the net. Is that some college kid's final exam or something?

Posted by: JohninMpls | January 7, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Forget the dunk contest, how about having a 3-5 foot baby hook contest? Or a push guys out of the way with your butt contest.

I'd like to see him win one of those.

Or just compete.

Posted by: SteveMG | January 7, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

instead of practicing for the dunk contest McGee should concentrate on practicing his defense. I have never seen a player so good offensively, but so soft defensively

Posted by: bigdiesel42 | January 9, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

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