The Golden State Warriors apparently don’t mind if JaVale McGee is (quite literally) the butt of a joke, so long as he’s the butt of their joke — an important distinction we learned on Snapchat on Sunday.
And when I say important, I mean important: Several Warriors posted photos and video to social media after Sunday’s practice to reveal their facilities featured toilet paper with McGee’s face on it.
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was the first of those teammates to share this urgent news item with a matter-of-fact comment on the issue at hand. “So,” he said, “I’m wiping my a** with JaVale, I guess.”
Draymond Green was No. 2 to weigh in on the matter, turning the “tears of joy” emojis up to 11:
Finally, Ian Clark announced the Warriors “got em” when he found McGee mean-mugging him in a stall:
It might strike you as surprising that the Warriors would dump on McGee in such a manner. After all, they were the first to rush to his defense when Shaquille O’Neal recently took to Twitter to call JaVale a “bum,” among other derrière-related insults. That stemmed from McGee’s criticism of the “Inside the NBA” analyst’s regular “Shaqtin’ A Fool” blooper segment, which often features the Warriors center, and wiping one’s rear with a man’s face seems a lot more invasive than a few basketball lowlights.
Insert “Shaqtin’ A Poo” jokes here.
(Speaking of which, the Warriors now have an all-time “Shaqtin’ A Fool” clip to throw back at Shaq.)
Then again, there’s a difference in NBA circles between outside criticism and an inside joke, and McGee’s teammates appear to be just taking a playful swipe (or whatever gets the job done) at him.
The finger-pointing for the toilet paper stunt immediately turned to Green, who often jokingly films sleeping teammates on his Snapchat. In response, McGee purchased blankets with Draymond’s open-mouthed sleeping face on it for the entire team to enjoy. He posted NSFW video of it on Twitter:
— Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee34) February 2, 2017
— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) February 2, 2017
Green swore retaliation, and many assume he’s now gotten Montezuma’s revenge in the form of one stat should you never really want to stuff. Nothing wipes the slate clean quite like some toilet paper.
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