JaVale McGee is the kind of talent the NBA sees once in a generation. It's not a Michael Jordan type of talent, or even a LeBron James type of talent. No, JaVale McGee's talent is being unequivocally interesting no matter what he's doing.
The 2012 NBA season will be remembered for a lot of things. It was the second lockout year in just over a decade, it was the year the San Antonio Spurs showed that age means nothing, and depending on who wins the NBA Championship, it could be remembered for something completely different.
However, I'm here to argue that 2012 isn't the year of the Spurs, LeBron, David Stern, Chris Paul or anyone else. No, this year should forever be known as The Year of JaVale.
It may seem that I'm coming out to directly make fun of JaVale McGee, but that's not the case. The story of McGee wouldn't be nearly as compelling if he were constantly a joke, it's compelling that he is such a violent roller-coaster ride.
So, in honor of The Year of JaVale, I've decided to go back and really examine the season that was, starting from day one.