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Shaq’s Mom Put Him On Punishment For Clowning Javale McGee

It took Shaqs mom to call off his constant clowning of NBA player Javale McGeeShaq's war of words with McGee, the Golden State Warriors center, appears to be over because mama said enough is enough.

It took Shaqs mom to call off his constant clowning of NBA player Javale McGee

Shaq’s war of words with McGee, the Golden State Warriors center, appears to be over because mama said enough is enough.

Shaqs mom called him, told him, Stop this silliness. Leave him alone. So thats the end of the beef, ONeal was quoted as saying. You wont be hearing about it from my side anymore. Mama has spoken.

Shaq has a segment, Shaqtin a Fool, that focuses on funny dumb plays. McGee, especially in his early years, was a daily target for Shaqs giggles and demeaning rants.


The drama came to a head this past week on Twitter when the two adversaries went at it in a classic 2017 war of words


Said Lucille ONeal earlier Saturday evening from her Orlando, Florida, home, Its not funny anymore, seeing the things theyre saying to each other. They need to squash this and move on.

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Charles tells Shaquille all the time on the show, Im going to slap you, but he doesnt mean it, ONeals mom said. My take on it? People are asked to send in videos for Shaqtin a Fool. This isnt just Shaquilles idea. Its all in fun. Now, I understand how after a while Javale could get tired of it. Look at how many times hes been laughed at.”

Bottom line, the mouth gets us in a lot of trouble. This is now reminding me of young kids on the playground, where one boy gotta have the last word. Sometimes you need to just walk away.


McGees mom is a single mother who treats him like an 8-year-old baby (as we saw on their reality show Mom’s got Game that aired in 2014 on Oprahs OWN Network). I was wondering how she held her tongue so long before giving her input on this situation. She is vocal and highly protective of her son, as she controls all of his business affairs and fancies herself a momager

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When interviewed by ESPN, Pam was a little less willing to let it ride, saying that she wont be satisfied until Shaq has been fired or at least suspended from his Inside the NBA gig. She says she is going to write to NBA commissioner Adam Silver to request a suspension. 


If you really want to get technical with it, its bullying, Pamela McGee said from her home in Northern Virginia. We all have little jokes and stuff. But when you continue to pick on just one person as his career is resurrecting theres nothing to it but bullying. And its unacceptable. You cant allow someone to continue to do this who represents TNT and the NBA.

He is a representative of TNT and the NBA. Broadcasters are held to a higher authority. He should lose his job.

McGee added that it’s not just Javale. She says Shaq is targeting “men of color.” 

Now this situation is just out of control. How do we have grown ass men getting their moms involved in some public ribbing.

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Cyberbullying? Really Pam? Shes just making her son look worse in my opinion. He can end this entire ordeal by playing well, not doing stupid, scrub junk on the court like missing dunks.



Shaq will not be suspended or fined for clowning Pams son. Was it time to end the constant ribbing? Probably, but any man that needs his mama to fight his battles deserves some level of ridicule.


I cant with this situation anymore. Just let the moms shoot a fair one and call it a day.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The Deputy Editor and Senior Writer is in his 23rd year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, magazines and national TV.

His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.