Let's get this out of the way right off the bat: Pam McGee, the famous, outspoken mother of Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee, does make a couple good points in talking to Mike Wise of the Washington Post. The Wizards do yank around his son's minutes a bit. They probably should have a respected big man coach on staff. McGee probably became a scapegoat for all of the Wizards problems when he did this dunk.
But c'mon. Seriously, Pam (emphasis mine)?
"Look, JaVale does that to break up the monotony. Wouldn’t you if you were losing like this? He’s been here for four years and it’s been same ol’, same ol’. I don’t want him to get institutionalized to losing. My son is the future of the NBA. I don’t want him to be part of this culture of losing forever."
There's also this:
"The one thing I never did as a coach, never not once in my career, was throw my players under a bus," she said angrily in a clear reference to Flip Saunders’s criticism of McGee’s play earlier this week. "If I had a problem, I would take that player in the locker room and would let them know and we would work it out. I would never throw my player under the bus."
And yet, it's OK for Pam to vent. Got it.
There's more in the piece, which is worth reading only for the hilarity of it. I get what Pam is trying to do, but this pretty much validates the view many have that she's kind of overbearing. Wizznutzz said it best:
Wiz parent-teacher conferences gonna be stressful.— wizznutzz (@wzzntzz) January 20, 2012
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