What is it with the Los Angeles Lakers and calling out JaVale McGee? We know the Wizards' young center mixes breathtaking plays with on-court cluelessness, but no other team has players who have criticized the guy for it. Over the summer, Lamar Odom offered the following frank assessment of JaVale's game:â†µ
â†µâ†µWhile praising McGee for his incredible athleticism, Odom also provided a rather astute assessment of McGee, noting that he still needs to develop a better feel for the game "because the game is called basketball, not run and jump."â†µ
That's a chuckle-worthy quote, to be sure. Ron Artest's quote about McGee, on the other hand, is laugh out loud funny. Here's what Artest had to say about McGee, via Michael Lee of the Washington Post:â†µ
"He potentially could be a really good player," Artest said. "I think he got to go to school a little bit more. He's got to work on that IQ a little bit. He got to watch more tape. I don't think he watches tape. I think he plays video games. I do. I don't think he watches tape. I think he plays video games and I think he could possibly have an Atari. He should upgrade to a Play Station."â†µ
Atari? He's that out of date?â†µ
"Possibly Atari," Artest said. "He could potentially become a force, if, if he wants to. But if he doesn't, he can continue to play Atari."â†µ
I always took JaVale for a Sega Game Gear kind of guy, but maybe Artest is right. Maybe JaVale prefers "Marble Madness" to "Call of Duty." Marble Madness was a pretty cool game back in the day.