Many people know that Washington Wizards player JaVale McGee has ties to the Flint area, so we claim him as one of our own.
Younger basketball fans in Flint might not understand what McGee’s tie is, however. His mom, Pam McGee (and his aunt, Paula McGee, for that matter), is one of the best women’s basketball players of all-time. She went on to a standout career at USC, won a gold medal in the Olympics, played professionally overseas, then finished her basketball career in the WNBA when the league launched in the late 1990s.
And according to this video, courtesy of Washington Wizards blog Truth About It, Pam might just get a cameo role in her son JaVale’s (aka ‘The JaValevator’) performance during the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend:
As long as she helps JaVale have a better effort than this one, she should be OK.
— Patrick Hayes | Great Lakes Hoops