All triple-doubles are not equal. Some are better than others. Especially when "others" is the one JaVale McGee threw up earlier in the week against the Bulls.
His line was terrific -- 11 points, 12 rebounds, 12 blocks -- but it more about the way he got it. Some might call it cheap, some might call it tainted. Whatever the case, McGee got it and he was happy about it.
As a result, he's taken a bit of criticism. Valid, I think, mainly because the way McGee hung on the rim and celebrated despite being down 19 with 20 seconds left. But he was excited and when you're in a season like the Wizards are having, it's the little victories. And that's why McGee isn't apologizing.
"I got a triple-double," McGee told The Washington Post . "Who can say they got a triple-double? I'm not really worried about it."
Obviously I think McGee is missing the point (like he so often does). Some were reminded of Andray Blatche's embarrassing attempt to get a triple-double or even Ricky Davis' pathetic move to get it.
"I couldn't understand how they were saying it was like Ricky Davis," McGee said. "The thing about it is, I wasn't trying to get a triple-double until they started running plays for me at the end. So, that's totally different."