JaVale McGee has quietly amassed an impressive trophy case that features two NBA championship rings and an Olympic gold medal. However, before he was a minted champion, McGee was the butt of NBA jokes as a frequent candidate for Shaq's Inside the NBA segment, "Shaqtin' a Fool."
While talking to Shannon Sharpe for his Club Shay Shay podcast, McGee, alongside his mother, spoke about the strain Shaq's incessant roasting of JaVale had on his career. While JaVale's mother, a professional basketball player and gold medalist in her own right, spoke with more animus about Shaq, JaVale detailed how much his reputation around the league was due to Shaq in a more measured tone. But JaVale and his mother agreed that the Shaq and Shaqtin' a Fool went too far.