Sure, JaVale McGee carries an Elmo backpack around. He also loves retweeting himself. And, have you seen some of the stunts that he's pulled on the basketball court?!? But, if the Denver Nuggets have any chance of making noise in the NBA's Western Conference, they're going to need McGee to step up in a big way this season.

ESPN The Magazine sent writer Eddie Matz to talk to McGee about what he has planned for the 2012-13 NBA campaign for their new issue. And, what he found out might surprise you. Then again, this is JaVale McGee we're talking about here, so maybe not. Read the story anyway over here.

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[via ESPN The Magazine]