Former Wizard JaVale McGee Buys Pet Platypus

11:54 AM, May 15, 2012   |    comments
Photo via @PierreMcGee
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Poor JaVale McGee will never get it, will he?

UPDATE: McGee admitted on his Twitter that the platypusses were indeed a lie. Why would I ever take anything he says seriously. Jokes on me.

I'm a huge fan of McGee, mainly because his name drives a ton of web traffic. Deadspin.com has been a primary source for JaVale bloopers and blunders during his eventful fourth season in the NBA.

Since McGee's season is over, he's technically a free agent. Other teams have started to watch film on the 24-year-old center, trying to guess if he's actually worth a $45 million contract. Those same teams will also likely be monitoring McGee's whimsical personality, and it was displayed on Twitter yesterday.

On Monday, McGee tweeted the picture above of his two pet platypus. McGee will never realize his every move is being analyzed. His athleticism makes him one of the most intriguing player's in the league. But what grown man has a platypus? To me, it show's McGee's continued immaturity.

Buying a platypus probably won't turn an NBA franchise off. McGee needs an ideal set of mental surroundings to succeed though, making him one of the bigger gambles in recent free agency history.

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