One of JaVale McGee’s NBA title rings stolen in home burglary
JaVale McGee’s home was burglarized over the weekend, and the thieves made off with one of the Los Angeles Lakers center’s NBA championship rings, among other items of value.
According to TMZ Sports, the burglary was not discovered until Tuesday. Surveillance video from McGee’s home, however, documents that the crime occurred on Saturday.
Two safes were removed from McGee’s L.A. home, which contained over $200,000 in cash, assorted jewelry and the aforementioned championship ring. McGee won two NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors (2017, 2018) before joining the Lakers last season. It’s unclear at this stage which one was in the purloined safes.
Among the other items stolen were the ski goggles McGee famously sported after the Warriors won their most recent title in 2018.
JaVale McGee at the podium with the ski goggles on still pic.twitter.com/pLoDHPSZxp— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) June 9, 2018
Police are said to be reviewing McGee’s surveillance video, but no arrests have been made as of yet.
McGee, one of the NBA’s most eccentric players, is not the first professional athlete playing in Los Angeles to have his home burglarized. Rams wideout Robert Woods discovered a burglary occurred at his home while he was playing in a nationally televised, primetime game last season. Yasiel Puig, meanwhile, had his L.A. homes burglarized on four occasions in the span of 18 months during his tenure with the Dodgers.