Jan. 20, 2021

Cole Anthony's mom, Crystal McCrary McGuire

Cole Anthony's mom, Crystal McCrary McGuire

Cole Anthony's mom, Crystal McCrary McGuire


In our second episode of Magic Mom Month, we welcome best selling author and mom of NBA player Cole Anthony, Crystal McCrary McGuire. Having practiced entertainment law, she made the decision to leave it all behind and focus on her writing career. She is a television personality, producer and filmmaker and we had a great conversation about her life and what it’s been like to be an NBA mom.

Crystal talks with us about Cole’s journey to the NBA, his competitive nature, how deeply passionate he’s always been about the game of basketball, and with his dad, former NBA star Greg Anthony, as his role model, how he made his dream of playing in the NBA a reality, in the midst of the pandemic.

We talk about what it’s been like for Crystal to watch him play, the surrealness and the blessing of seeing him succeed. She talks about the difference between being an NBA mom versus an NBA wife and she shares her thoughts on the marketing of the game, especially with the onset of social media.