The Washington Times - October 31, 2011, 11:32AM

Wizards center JaVale McGee has been in the news recently for his interesting behavior, and controversial statements. 

First, we saw McGee planking in various locations, including the inside of a freezer. Next, we saw photos of McGee in airborne in a lotus position. 

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He has an alter ego named Pierre, and caused some controversy when he attended an NBA labor meeting several weeks ago, left early, and then commented that there were some players ready to fold. 

Now, McGee is taking steps to become a naturalized player in the Philipines. 

This news item is courtesy of the Philippine Star:

 

If everything falls into place, Smart Gilas Pilipinas will have the Washington Wizards seven-foot center JaVale McGee as naturalized player for the next FIBA Asia championship.

McGee had been in the country twice in the last four months and, in his last visit, expressed willingness to be part of the Philippine team vying for a slot in the 2014 World Championship.

The STAR source said McGee and the Smart Gilas people have reached an agreement to pursue the same direction Marcus Douthit had gone through enabling the latter to play for the Phl team in the recent Asian joust in Tianjin, China.