Suns center JaVale McGee goes coast-to-coast for the slam
Oct 30, 2021, 8:13 PM | Updated: Oct 31, 2021, 8:27 am
Phoenix Suns backup center JaVale McGee has had a knack for making highlights throughout his 14-year career.
Some have been for the wrong reasons, but there are other times when he does something awe-inspiring in a positive way.
On Saturday, he did just that with a coast-to-coast slam.
— NBA (@NBA) October 31, 2021
In the first half of Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, McGee went up for a rebound after a Kevin Love missed layup. He tapped it up to himself to get around Cavs rookie Evan Mobley.
Instead of dishing the ball to a guard, McGee took the ball up and built a head of steam. None of Cleveland’s defenders picked him up, perhaps dumbfounded by what they were seeing.
McGee soared in for the one-handed jam past Cavs guard Darius Garland. The crowd and Suns bench went crazy.
McGee was evidently out for blood Saturday night as evidence by his Squid Game-inspired Halloween costume:
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 31, 2021
McGee scored eight points with seven rebounds for the Suns in 18 minutes.
Phoenix went on to beat the Cavaliers 101-92. Devin Booker led the way for the Suns with 27 points.
The Suns next game is against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.