FLINT, Mich. — The city of Flint has honored native son JaVale McGee for helping the Golden State Warriors win the 2017 NBA Championship.
McGee was celebrated Wednesday with assemblies at two schools, then a parade and a program on the lawn of City Hall, where Flint Mayor Karen Weaver proclaimed the day to be JaVale McGee Day.
The Flint Journal reports McGee brought the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy with him.
Weaver told McGee that for him to bring the championship celebration home to Flint “is just a wonderful opportunity for the community, and you see all of the kids that are here to celebrate you.”
The 7-foot Javale McGee averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds playing 9.6 minutes in 77 games with 10 starts while shooting a career-best 65.2 percent.
Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint