Pamela McGee, aka: Mama McGee is the only female in women's basketball history who has won at every level in Women's Basketball. This 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, Olympic Gold Medalist, Mother, Emancipator, and Entrepreneur has a life-story that reads like a "made for TV movie". She is a Breast Cancer Survivor and encourages women across the world to utilize early detection techniques. Her victorious life started at the age of nine years old.
Pamela and her identical twin Paula began a winning tradition in Flint, Michigan. Her high school team won consecutive state championships in women's basketball with a 75-0 record, that still remains today. As a high school senior she was recognized as one of the top seniors in the country as a Parade All-American. She sealed the number player spot by winning the MVP trophy of this prestigious game. She was heavily recruited by every major university in the country and chose because of the academics the University of Southern California. At U.S.C. she then won two consecutive national championships with legendary players such as Cheryl Miller and Cinthia Cooper. Her senior year at U.S.C. she graduated in four years with a degree in Economics and Social Science. That following August she was selected to the 1984 Olympic Team where she was the first in her family to graduate from college but also the first Women's Basketball team to win the gold medal for the United States of America.
After college, she continued her career in such exotic places like Sao Paulo, Brazil, Barcelona, Spain, and France. She won championships in both Barcelona, Brazil and the European World Ronchetti Championship. She was then the second pick in the WNBA draft. She played for both the Sacramento Monarchs and the LA Sparks. She culminated her career by winning the 2003 WNBA championship as an assistant coach with the Detroit Shock. It was noted for being the last place in the league to winning the championship, noted as "from worst to first". Her final accomplishment is being the first WNBA mom to have a son and daughter playing in both the NBA and the WNBA. Her son, JaVale McGee just won his first World NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors. Her daughter Imani plays for the WNBA Atlanta Dream.
She has graced the cover of Jet magazine, countless periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. She is a Media Personality and has produced her own radio show in Detroit, Michigan called "What's love got to do with it". The talk-show discussed dating issues for Christian singles. Her latest project, Mom's Got Game, aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The reality show was a dramedy' that featured her son JaVale McGee. She has countless awards and accolades. She attributes her success to her late mother, Dianne McGee who instilled that Faith, Character, worth-ethic, and Perseverance are the pillars of success. Pamela has also birthed her own foundation and ministry; ER Emancipation Repurpose Ministry. She is taking the world by storm with her powerful, Emancipations, and her Emancipation Proclamation that she wrote herself. She inspires all the lives she touches. She is a true survivor and Emancipator that will empower your life by her presence.