Most people who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) take some form of medicine to help combat the disease's symptoms.
Not JaVale McGee.
In Benjamin Hochman's excellent profile of the outspoken Denver Nuggets center in the Denver Post, McGee admitted that he was diagnosed with "extreme ADD" when he was younger. Doctors prescribed Ritalin, but McGee turned down the medication.
"I just didn't want to take [Ritalin]," McGee said. "I was young (when it was diagnosed); it was a long time ago. But, yeah, it's definitely fun having ADD. It's extremely fun. I'm not boring."
For some people, including McGee's own teammates, learning that he has ADHD actually helps explains some of his actions.
"I didn't know you had ADD," Kenneth Faried told McGee. "I knew something was wrong with you, but I didn't know it was that."Full Story >>