Pamela McGee Rumors
That’s just a outline of a much deeper part of the newest Phoenix Suns’ big’s life he shared with Shannon Sharpe on an episode of “Club Shay Shay” that posted earlier this week. “Every day, I think about the struggles that we went through when I was younger,” said McGee, the son of 1984 Olympic gold medalist Pamela McGee. “Warm the water up in the microwave so I could take a shower or wash up before going to school. Living in Flint, but going to Detroit Country Day. We had to wake up early like 6:45, drive 45 minutes to school every day.”
Pamela is mom to not one, but two, multitalented professional athletes. Her daughter, Imani McGee-Stafford, a first-round pick in the WNBA, is currently pursuing a law degree, while JaVale is also a Grammy-nominated producer. Earlier this month, he signed a one-year $5 million contract with the Phoenix Suns. “What I instilled in both of my children is to max out your capacity. Never be a child that says, ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda,'” Pamela said. “I was born to a teenage mother that had twins at 17, and she instilled that spirit of excellence and resiliency. I just hope that I passed that down to them, and they understand that they didn’t just wake up and become Olympians. Somebody sacrificed, somebody paid a price and it’s their obligation to take it the next level.”
McGee’s mama called later to essentially say: Not so fast. “He cyberbullied my son,” Pamela McGee said in an emotional, 30-minute conversation. “Totally *inappropriate. Shaquille needs to lose his job or be suspended. The NBA needs to make a stand.”
JaVale McGee has sat out most of the 2013-14 season with a broken leg, depriving fans of one of the most entertaining players in the NBA. On January 18, the man they call “Pierre” will be back in our lives in a big way, when his new reality show Mom’s Got Game premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Mom’s Got Game is centered around JaVale’s mom, Pamela, as she acts as his business manager while trying to get her dating life going. Pam, if you weren’t aware, is the first WNBA player ever to have a son play in the NBA.