JaVale McGee Flawlessly Fakes A Leg Injury Prior To Dunking: Watch

Not sure that’s legal.

BYAlexander Cole
JaVale McGee Flawlessly Fakes A Leg Injury Prior To Dunking: Watch

Preseason can be one of the funniest parts of the NBA season as players try to pull off plays they wouldn't even dare attempt during a game that actually means something. Sometimes, you will see bizarre passes and even some off-putting shot attempts. With an abundance of talent, it shouldn't be surprising that the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the teams who have been guilty of this at times during the preseason. Last night, JaVale McGee was the culprit as he came through with one of the more intriguing plays you'll see this year.

As you can see from the video below, McGee fakes a leg injury and leaves the court. Once he sees there is a space open on the court, he runs right back to it and collects a pass before throwing it down. McGee had a huge goofy grin on his face, with Dwight Howard laughing on the sidelines.

Fans in the comments seem to think the play was illegal and they may very well have a case. Considering its preseason, we're not sure the opposing team or even the officials are going to care too much. The Lakers were up by 28 points at the time and if you're a member of the Warriors, you knew the game was pretty much over at that point. 

Perhaps McGee will try this in the regular season although we're sure head coach Frank Vogel won't be explicitly advocating for it.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.