JaVale McGee and his mother reportedly land a reality TV show
Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee is one of the most entertaining players in the NBA for a number of reasons. For starters, he is a freak athlete. McGee makes some incredible plays that over 90% of the players in professional basketball could never dream of making. He also commits some embarrassing blunders that 100% of the players in the league hope they never replicate.
Many would say that McGee’s playing career and life would make a great television show, and it would appear that Oprah Winfrey (or those who call the shots for her television network) agrees. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McGee and his outspoken mother Pamela, who is a former basketball player herself, are set to star in a reality show called “Millionaire Mama’s Boy.” The show will air on Oprah’s TV network OWN.
As CSNWashington.com pointed out, Pamela has made headlines in the past for defending her son against some of the harsh criticism he received while playing for the Washington Wizards. Charles Barkley referred to McGee as a “knucklehead” at the time, saying that anyone whose mom has to convince people they aren’t a knucklehead probably is one.
McGee has made less mistakes with the Nuggets this year than in years past, but that does not mean he has been able to hide from criticism — some of which has come from his own coach. If JaVale’s and Pamela’s lives outside of basketball in any way mirror the way JaVale acts on the court, they should make for some pretty entertaining television.