After three-plus tumultuous years in the nation’s capital as a member of the Washington Wizards, JaVale McGee is looking to put down roots in his new home, the Mile High city of Denver, where the 24-year-old center will ply his trade for the next four seasons. Though he’s only spent about six months as a Coloradan since a three-team deadline deal sent him to the Rockies, McGee will be paid handsomely to man the middle for the Denver Nuggets for the next four years — like, “$44 million” handsomely — and he wants to endear himself to the local populace, lest his unique and awe-inspiring combination of athletic brilliance and on-court boneheadery once again make him persona non grata with fans and employers.
The surest way for McGee to earn a place in Nuggets fans’ hearts will be to fulfill the promise that no less a pivot-play authority than Hakeem Olajuwon sees in him, becoming a dominant center that leads a go-go Denver team deep into the postseason year in and year out. That, however, will take time. The fastest way to their hearts is, as always, through their stomachs, which is why Pierre’s alter ego tried to show 10 fans that, economists be damned, there is such a thing as a free lunch.
Unfortunately, as Mile High Sports tells it, things didn’t work out so well: