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Ball Don't Lie

JaVale McGee Vine’d himself giving $100 to someone sleeping on the sidewalk (Video)

Dan Devine
Ball Don't Lie

On the off chance that you didn't have your eyes glued to JaVale McGee's Twitter account at around 7 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, here's what the always colorful Denver Nuggets center shared with the world — a six-second video of him holding a $100 bill, tucking it under the blanket of what appears to be a sleeping homeless man, then absconding after his act of good will:

I'm not entirely sure how to feel about this, to be honest with you. On one hand, I think it's cool that JaVale's response to coming across someone who could surely use a C-note more than he could is to peel one off. On the other, making a point of filming yourself performing an act of charity and then sharing it with your 117,000+ Twitter followers makes the whole enterprise seem at least a little less selfless, right?

Then again, maybe the pro of simply doing something nice for someone outweighs any self-promotional con; then again, if the point of this is for us to walk away thinking, "Man, JaVale's a really good guy whose acts of kindness in no way seem self-serving or calculated," then this is kind of a swing and a miss, right?

While I'm wrangling with these sorts of questions, though, McGee's wondering something else:

Amid the multiple crummy (and, for all I know, possibly accurate) responses you'd expect that question to engender, there was this one, which I loved:

Now that would be a story worth writing, reading and filming. We'd need more than six seconds to tell it, though.

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