JaVale McGee Video: Watch Washington Wizards Star Take Planking Too Far

Tom Kinslow@@TomKinslowFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2011

If you are unaware of planking, then my congratulations on being the one percent of the population to be free of this moronic trend.

For the uninformed, planking is an online phenomenon where you take a photo of yourself lying very straight on an object with locations going from mundane to outrageous. Celebrities have been sucked into it and it has spiraled out of control.

The latest sports figure to decide to throw a plank down is JaVale McGee during the NBA exhibition overseas. During the course of his team's victory, McGee had a stretch where he threw down a dunk and ran all the way back to the other end, only to follow it up with a brutal block.

Afterward, McGee threw a plank down in the middle of the floor, as the rest of the crowd and team watched. At this point, this entire thing has gone too far now that it's occurring during basketball games. Honestly, how can anyone find this amusing?

McGee was trying to inject some personality into the exhibition, but why not interact with the crowd, do anything but lay down in the middle of the floor. He is better than that, and we all know it. 

Despite that, McGee flashed the type of athleticism and explosiveness that has made him one of the NBA's rising stars. When you see him up close and personal, it's hard not to be impressed by his presence on the court. 

With McGee alongside John Wall and Jan Vesley, there is the potential for a lot of high-flying, explosive, highlight-reel plays with those three athletes on the court. If you're a Wizards fan, there is a lot of hope for the future with the team's current young core.

Just leave the planking overseas once this lockout is over.