JaVale McGee paid Hakeem Olajuwon $1,000,000 to teach him how to play basketball this summer.
Okay, okay. So, we're pretty sure that he didn't pay him that much. But, based on the glowing report that The Dream just gave the Denver Nuggets center—who worked with Olajuwon at his big man camp recently—we're pretty sure that McGee gave Olajuwon way more than the $50,000 a week that Amare Stoudemire paid him earlier this summer for lessons on how to play in the post. Because, during an interview with FOX 26 Sports in Houston earlier this week, Olajuwon talked about McGee—and he said that he feels as though McGee should be dominating (yes, dominating!) the NBA right now.
"No question," he said, "I see him as another star. That guy should dominate the league. He has tremendous talent. I give him all these moves and he can finish and he's already skilled. So, now, just show him how to use that skill to get to the next level."
Are we sure Olajuwon was working with the right guy this summer? Like, did McGee pull another one of his weird pranks and send Dwight Howard dressed up like him to meet with Olajuwon or something? Because, we have to admit: We don't see McGee turning into an NBA All-Star anytime soon, let alone a guy who can "dominate the league." But, hey, money talks. And, McGee apparently just gave Olajuwon a lot of it.
[via Ball Don't Lie]