JaVale McGee Brought The NBA Championship Trophy Home To Flint
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) September 6, 2017
JaVale McGee brought some hardware on his most recent trip home to Flint.
McGee brought the Larry O’ Brien NBA Championship Trophy back to Flint on Wednesday as part of a victory parade for McGee. In case you were hiding under a rock this past NBA season, McGee and the Warriors won their second NBA Title in three years.
The parade for JaVale started at International Academy of Flint Wednesday morning, and eventually made his way to downtown Flint, eventually stopping at City Hall.
McGee was joined by a couple of exceptional ball players while in Flint. His sister Imani Boyette is the center for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. He was also joined by his mom, Pamela McGee, who is also a basketball legend.
When he was in town, JaVale made sure to stop by his old house, and posted pics of his memorable places on Twitter.
— Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee34) September 6, 2017
McGee talked about what returning meant to him saying,
I’m just glad I can bring hope to the city, and just show people that it’s a different way to make it and be successful.
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Flint has a long basketball tradition, including two other NBA Champions. Glenn Rice and Trent Tucker both have won an NBA Championship, but McGee is the first to bring the Larry O’ Brien trophy back to Flint.
That’s what makes this pic so dope. Thank you JaVale for coming home and being a positive influence on so many kids in Flint.