Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/11/12
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. * * * * * 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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