• JaVale McGee is a 2-time NBA champion 
  • His mother and sister are former WNBA players
  • McGee's net worth is around $14 million

JaVale McGee’s net worth is $14 million. He earned only a fraction playing for the Golden State Warriors, but he was an integral part of their championship run.

McGee was drafted 18th overall by the Washington Wizards in 2008 NBA Draft, per Celebrity Net Worth. He displayed rare skills for a big man back then, prompting the NBA to invite him to participate in the All Star dunk contest, making him the only Wizard player to ever get invited to showcase his dunking abilities. He may have lost the trophy to Blake Griffin, but his routines caught the eye of fans with Guiness Book of World Records cited him as the first player who dunked three balls in just one attempt. This also showed his creativity and his penchant for showmanship.

McGee would soon become a mainstay in the NBA highlight reels, although in some cases, he was on the wrong end of it. The 6’11” center was often ribbed by Shaquille O’Neal because of his head-scratching moves inside the court, which often led to turnovers. McGee would not mind and would even laugh it off, but he never gave up and continued improving despite the criticisms.

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The Golden State Warriors stars received their championship rings before defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder. In this picture, Stephen Curry #30 and the Warriors celebrate after receiving their 2017-2018 Championship rings prior to their game against the Thunder at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, Oct. 16, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The 2-time NBA champion came from a family of hoopers. His mother, Pamela McGee, was a Hall-of-Famer in the WNBA while his sister, Imani McGee-Stafford, used to play for Dallas Wings. McGee-Stafford has left the league recently to pursue law school.

As a Warrior from 2016 to 2018, McGee earned $3.5 million only but in a short time, he won two rings in 2017 and 2018. His stint in Golden State solidified his status as one of the better big men in the league if he is focused and engaged. However, according to Spotrac, he had his biggest paydays in Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers where he earned $22.7 million in three years and $23 million in two years, respectively.

McGee was even considered one time to be the naturalized import of the Philippine senior men’s basketball team. However, the team selected Andray Blatche instead.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed him up in the offseason for a 2-year, $6.3 million deal. The management is hoping he can provide defensive presence in the paint and allow Anthony Davis to engage more in offense. The Lakers have high hopes this season, after signing Dwight Howard and adding some veterans to help LeBron James win his 4th NBA ring.

Aside from playing basketball, the Flint, Michigan native invested in the movie “All Eyez on Me” that was released in 2017 and tackled the life of rapper and activist Tupac Shakur. The movie, which had a budget of $40 million, went on to gross $55.5 million worldwide.