JaVale McGee and Mom Pamela Finally Get Reality Series 'Millionaire Mama's Boy'

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 4, 2013

JaVale McGee and his mother Pamela are getting their very own reality-TV series, as if they hadn't done enough to entertain basketball fans already. 

The Hollywood Reporter reports on a new slate of programming from Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network, including a show that should interest every last NBA fan out there. 

Millionaire Mama's Boy follows the relationship between former WNBA basketball star Pamela McGee and her 25-year-old son, Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee. 

There is already so much reality-TV flotsam filling the air at the moment, it was only a matter of time before we happened upon a series that really matters, one that will change the very fabric of television history. 

Or it will just make us chuckle a few times every week. Either way, I am throwing every last chip on the table, because I am all in on this one. 

If you are wondering what kind of show we are in for, I would imagine it will be a fine mix of Pamela McGee dishing out intense stares and the Nuggets star going the wrong way on the court, all figuratively speaking of course. 

For those uninitiated, Pamela won two NCAA championships when she played for USC before playing in the WNBA for two seasons. 

Now she can be seen at many of her son's Nuggets games either cheering wildly or staring with fierce passion. 

Most fans know JaVale as the big man who features heavily in the popular Shaquille O'Neal blooper reel entitled, "Shaqtin' a Fool."

If not, some of the best are below. 

Pamela told Mike Wise of The Washington Post in January of 2012 that JaVale is "not a knucklehead" and that he's "the future of the NBA." 

Now, I tread carefully when talking about Pamela because, as Deadspin showed, she can prove quite menacing, even from the stands. 

If you want a serious look at Pamela and her role in JaVale's life, a 2012 Denver CBS report did a great job of summing things up: 

Mother and son are still inseparable. She taught him everything he knows on the court. She knows her stuff — she’s a coach. But ever since JaVale entered the NBA she’s enjoyed her time as a mom.

JaVale joked that he takes care of his “humble abode.”

“I clean. I clean the floors, I clean the dishes, I make your bed up, I wash the clothes,” Pamela told JaVale while laughing.

Mom has been there every step of the way, raising her son and teaching him all about the game of basketball. Along the way, we have been fortunate to experience their hilarious and electric personalities. 

This show can't get here soon enough. 


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