We are living in the Reality TV Era, a place where anything can be a TV show. People buying the contents of storage units that they’ve never seen? Yep. Guys driving trucks in the cold? Sure. Doug Christie and his wife helping couples learn about sex? Obviously. It’s 2012 — all the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely being trailed by a camera crew while being fed lines by a team of producers.

So it should come as no surprise that Channing Frye’s mom is pitching a show called “Basketball Moms,” but ummm … Channing Frye’s mom is pitching a show called “Basketball Moms.” From NBA.com:

While she tries to find a permanent TV home for “Girlfriends,” she’s also developing another show, “Basketball Moms,” which follows six women who live together as they share stories about their sons and confront their own issues, including trying to lose weight and get in better shape. The demo featured Frye; Pam Long, Rip Hamilton’s mother; Thelma Harris, the mother of Heat forward Dexter Pittman; Monja Willis, mother of the Thunder’s James Harden; Queen Warrick, the mother of Suns forward Hakim Warrick, and Linda Shanklin, the mother of 76ers’ All-Star forward Andre Iguodala. [...]

OK, so it sounds like not as much insane stuff is going to happen as on “Basketball Wives,” but I would say that is probably a good thing. No offense to the “Basketball Wives” cast, but I can’t imagine watching another version of that show with the only difference being that the women are older. Not that I actually watch “Basketball Wives,” but you catch my drift. One “Basketball Wives” is enough and possibly one too many.

This show could be fun though. I imagine we’ll see a bunch of hilarious pictures of these players as kids, maybe catch some pleas for their beards to be shaved, and we’ll definitely hear stories of their childhood which usually turn out pretty great. I’m not saying I’ll be a regular watcher of “Basketball Moms,” but some good things could come out of it.

Or, I suppose, it could be exactly like “Basketball Wives,” which would be the real-life existence of that nightmare scenario I envisioned above. I really hope it’s not, but it’d still be great for relevant blog content. We can’t lose either way.

(via SLAM)

Comments (5)

  1. Queen Warrick is the best name I’ve heard recently.

    “Hi, I’m Hak, and this is my mother Queen”

    • Sounds even better when you say the full name:

      “Hi, I’m Hakim, and this is my mother Queen” Sounds real nice!

      I wonder if all the families names rhyme with each other.

  2. A few things of note for this:

    1.) I am not ready for “Basketball Moms”.

    2.) Insert JaVale McGee’s mom and I could reconsider.

    3.) I just don’t feel as motivated to make a joke about LeBron’s mom and Delonte West as I used to…

  3. Geez, only Channing Frye and Hakim Warrick have the same last name as their moms. Maybe there should be a show called “Basketball Dads” with Maury Povich as the host?

  4. It honestly took me two or three re-reads to realise the show wasn’t called “Basketball Morris”.

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