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JaVale McGee: Warriors 'treat their players the best out of anybody'

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Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee says no team compares to the Golden State Warriors when it comes to the way they treat their players off the court.

McGee offered high praise of the Warriors organization during an appearance on "The Draymond Green Show," explaining why he chose to return to the team on a one-year contract in 2017 despite receiving better offers elsewhere.

"Tasting that championship, man. Seeing what it took (from) Game 1 to Game 82 to every game in the playoffs of what it took," McGee said. "The brotherhood that I felt, the energy, the way the Warriors organization treats their players. I had been to three, four teams; the Warriors, by far - still to this day - treat their players the best out of anybody.

"Just one aspect of the way that the Warriors (do) dinners on the road. I still haven't seen that, and I've been on four teams after that, I believe. ... Just that aspect of that, to congregate with not only your teammates but your teammates' friends and family, and not worrying about the bill. Just order whatever you want. We're all just gonna congregate in fellowship and really enjoy. That was one aspect that I'm like, 'A million more ain't gonna do it for me. I need to do this again.' And it worked out."

McGee spent two seasons in Golden State, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018 before capturing a third with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.

The 35-year-old has also spent time with the Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix Suns during his 15-year career.

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