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JaVale McGee Dunks On David Lee In Goofy NBA Photo


The descriptive, boring way to describe this photo (courtesy the Wizards' Twitter account) is to say that it shows Wizards center JaVale McGee completing a slam dunk on Golden State Warriors forward David Lee during a basketball game between the Wizards and Warriors in Oakland on Sunday night. We could add that this picture visualizes two of the 28 points McGee scored in the game, one of his best as a professional basketball player.

The more fun way to describe this photo is to focus on the faces that Stephen Curry and Yi Jianlian are making in the background.

This seems like the appropriate time to mention this theory's Jon Bois put out there last week.

This is me formally publishing my theory that in every NBA photo of a player scoring, every other player looks like an idiot.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


It goes without saying that Lee looks ridiculous in this photo. But how do you explain Curry and Yi? Both seem to be marveling at the play, with Curry looking like the 14-year-old kid he often looks like he is and Yi looking like a visitor in Times Square waiting for the ball to drop on New Year's Eve. They're not even involved in the play, so they don't need to make those faces. But they do anyway, because they can't help themselves.

So what are they thinking in this picture? Any ideas?