- Date of Birth
- Age 34 Years Old
- Famous Name
- Country United States US
- Birth Name JaVale Lindy McGee
- Birth Place Flint, Michigan
- Father George Montgomery
- Mother Pamela McGee
- Net Worth $14 million
- Salary $2.3 million
- Nationality American
- Currently Working For Los Angeles Lakers
- University attended University of Nevada
- Children 1
- Girlfriend Giselle Ramirez
JaVale McGee is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). McGee was previously the member of Golden State Warriors with whom he was able to achieve two straight NBA championship.
McGee played college basketball for the University of Nevada. After his sophomore years in university, he decided to go pro and entered for the 2008 NBA draft where he was picked by the Washington Wizards.
Early Life of JaVale McGee
JaVale Lindy McGee was born on January 19, 1988, in Flint, Michigan to parents Pamela McGee and George Montgomery. He attended the Detriot Country Day School and Providence Christian but later transferred to Hales Franciscan High School.
After graduating High School, McGee joined the University of Nevada. He played college basketball and though ideally a small forward, he became the starting center for the University of Nevada. During his sophomore years, he averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds he hired an agent and declared for the 2008 NBA draft.
Professional Life of JaVale McGee
In the 2008 NBA draft, JaVale McGee was drafted by the Washington Wizards in as the 18th overall. McGee signed a two-year, $2.4 million contract with the Wizards on July 9, 2008. McGee stayed at the Wizards till 2012.
JaVale McGee was the first Wizard to ever participate the NBA Slam Dunk Contest which he made an appearance in 2011. He made a second place finish in the competition coming behind Blake Griffin. McGee scored his first career triple-double on March 15, 2011, against the Chicago Bulls, recording 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 blocks.
The Wizards traded Javal McGee along with Ronny Turiaf to the Denver Nuggets on March 15, 2012, in exchange for Nene. Unlike his time at the Wizards where he was the starting member and seeing most of the play time, he was only able to start in 5 of the 20 games for Nuggets with a reduce play time averaging 20.6.McGee re-signed with the Nuggets on a four-year, $44 million contract on July 18, 2012.
Javal McGee and teammate Chukwudiebere Maduabam were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on February 19, 2015, in exchange for the rights to Cenk Akyol. He made six game appearances with the 76ers but was waived by the team on March 1, 2015. The Wavier was claimed by the Dallas Mavericks who signed McGee on August 13, 2015.
McGee suffered from a stress fracture in his left tibia which caused him to miss the first 13 games of the 2015-2016 season. He made his official debut for the Mavericks on November 22, 2015. The Mavericks waived McGee on July 8, 2016.
The Golden State Warriors signed Javal McGee on September 16, 2016. It was with the Warriors that McGee's career began to take off. He was able to get his championship ring as the Warriors won the 2017 NBA Championship.
The Warriors became one of the strongest team for the 2017-2018 season as well with players like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant. The Warriors won their second straight championship in June of 2018 after a four-game sweep in the Finals against the Cavaliers.
Personal Life of JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee has been in a serious relationship since 2015. His girlfriend is Giselle Ramirez. McGee has a daughter named Genevieve Grey McGee of his relationship with Ramirez.
Despite having a daughter together, McGee has shown no signs of getting married to Ramirez anytime soon. But, if his relationship with Ramirez continues to stay strong, she could very well be his future wife.
Net Worth of JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee's net worth is estimated to be at $14 million. He has a 7 figure salary as a professional NBA player. He is the new member of the Los Angeles Lakers where his salary is reported to be at $2.3 million.
With McGee's huge financial success, it is not shocking to see him spend his money on buying a fancy house like the one he bought in Encino for the price of $2.425 million back in 2015.