Found May 11, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
You know about the Mannings, the Earnhardts, the Griffeys, and the Andrettis.
You’re probably familiar with Calvin and Grant Hill and Bobby and Brett Hull.
These are just a few of the great father-son combos we’ve seen at the highest levels of sport.
But sometimes the athletic talents and passions come from the other side of the family.
With Mother’s Day coming up, let’s celebrate the moms who have been successful athletes at the professional or international level and have passed on their gifts and love of sports to their sons and/or daughters.
Here are five mothers from the world of sports whose kids were blessed with mom’s athletic gifts.
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Pam and JaVale McGee
We know JaVale McGee for mastering the art of goal-tending, running back on defense while his team is still on offense, and (more recently) for being a very productive post player for a Denver Nuggets team that just pushed the Lakers to a seventh game in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
But whether ...
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Despite his struggles and frequent mental lapses while with the Wizards, the Nuggets say they would "one hundred percent" like to sign JaVale McGee to a long-term extension.
LOS ANGELES, CA - Last night JaVale McGee came up big for the Nuggets, turning in the best-yet performance of his erratic career while keeping his team’s playoff hopes alive. After the game, the goofy and gifted young center credited an unexpected source for his improvements: inspiration from the popular Dreamworks Animation film Kung Fu Panda.
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One of my buddies called me late last night and asked if I was watching the Lakers -Nuggets game. He wanted to know how I felt about JaVale McGee blossoming before my eyes. I told him I wasn’t watching and as far as JaVale blossoming I’ll believe it when I see it.
After the Nuggets won game 3 and McGee put in 16 points and 15 rebounds, I received the “I told you so” calls...
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The Denver Nuggets traded Nene for JaVale McGee earlier this season. The Denver Nuggets are going to Los Angeles to play a Game Seven against the Los Angeles Lakers. I'm not saying the first move here caused that second effect, but it certainly did nothing to hurt those chances.
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For years Dirk Nowitzki has been the face of the Dallas Mavericks. He’s one of the greatest players of all time but no one can be on top forever.
The Mavericks showed this year that they won’t be able to repeat the magic they had last year unless they get some help. Mark Cuban has cleared out some cap space in order to find the help and it’s been widely known that Cuban has...
Maybe we didn’t notice JaVale McGee’s defensive prowess because he toiled away on a horrible Washington Wizards team for the first three and a half years of his career but now that he is with the Denver Nuggets, Denver’s interior defense has been much improved. McGee has taken his athletic, high-energy game and caused fits for the Los Angeles Lakers’ All-Star center Andrew...
A face only a mother could love. The Los Angels Lakers failed to wrap up their first round series with the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. The Nuggets forced a Game 6 back in Denver on Thursday night with a 102-99 victory. Despite 43 points from Kobe Bryant, it was too much JaVale McGee and Andre Miller. McGee had his best game of the series with 21 points and 14 rebounds...
According to multiple sources, within inner NBA Circles GM’s have been discussing the possibility of the Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks signing both Deron Williams and Dwight Howard this off season. Dwight Howard has expressed publicly that the Maverick’s are one of the teams that he would like to play for if the Orlando Magic were to trade him during the season. With the trade...