Season 2

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's mom, Cynthia Richardson

Dec. 9, 2020

For Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, NBA star who recently signed with the New York Knicks, watching the movie The Lion King is his way of staying connected to the father he lost as a result of gun violence before his third birthday.…

Tremont Waters' mom, Vanessa Waters

Dec. 2, 2020

Today CSM welcomes Vanessa Waters, mom of Tremont Waters, on a two way contract with the Maine Red Claws and the Boston Celtics. Smaller than the average point guard, many doubted his ability which only made him more determi…

Darius Garland's mom, Felicia Garland

Nov. 25, 2020

Today we welcome Felicia Garland, mom of NBA superstar Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavs whose dad is former NBA player Winston Garland. Darius has always loved the game and we talk about his rise to fame.  The “” winner …

Courtney Lee's mom, Teer Butler

Nov. 17, 2020

Today we welcome Teer Butler, mom of Courtney Lee of the Dallas Mavericks who starts us off with some quick thoughts on the history making 2020 US election. As a single mom, raising three sons, she shares some of  the challe…

Chris Paul's mom, Robin Paul

Nov. 11, 2020

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder is one of the leading point guards in the NBA and a superstar in the NBA world.and today we are joined by his mom Robin Paul.   After 15 years watching her son play professional basket…

Khem Birch and his mom, Wendy Sparks

Nov. 5, 2020

In this special episode of “Court-side Moms” our host Wendy Sparks, sits down with the pro-athlete who started her on this journey; her son, Orlando Magic starting Center, Khem Birch. Join them for a heartfelt, and entertain…

Angela Mooney and her son, Matt Mooney

Nov. 4, 2020

In a special episode of CSMs we welcome Angela Mooney and her son Matt who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers on a two-way contract with the Canton Charge of the NBA G League. Matt’s journey hasn’t been easy and his dream has…

Kyle Kuzma's mom, Karri Kuzma

Oct. 28, 2020

Today CSMs welcomes Karri Kuzma, mom of Kyle Kuzma of the 2020 NBA Champion LA Lakers.  Raising her children in Flint Michigan, Karri and her family were faced with many challenges and she talks about how this shaped Kyle’s …

DeAndre’ Bembry's mom Essence Bembry

Oct. 20, 2020

How do you survive the worst tragedy a mother can face?  We welcome Essence Bembry mother of DeAndre’ Bembry of the Atlanta Hawks and hear their story of loss, grief and making meaning of that loss.   A few weeks before the …

Terry Rozier's mom Gina Tucker

Oct. 13, 2020

Today we welcome Gina Tucker mom of Terry Rozier III of the Charlotte Hornets. Their story is a difficult one. When Terry was young his father was imprisoned and he was sent to live with his grandmother. Gina shares the stor…

Napheesa Collier's mom Sarah Collier

Oct. 7, 2020

Sarah Collier, mom of WNBA star Napheesa Collier joins CSM.  A standout at UCONN, drafted sixth overall, Sarah shares what it took to get there, the inequities between the WNBA and NBA and how it reflects on society as a wh…

Richaun Holmes' mom Dr. Lydecia Holmes

Sept. 30, 2020

Our guest today is Dr. Lydecia Holmes, an anointed teacher, author, playwright and the founder of "Women Destined for Greatness", a women's group which she ministers to. She is also the court-side mom of Richaun Holmes, 6’10…

Terance Mann's mom Daynia La-Force

Sept. 23, 2020

Today Court-Side Moms, along with new co-host Stephanie Folahan, welcomes Daynia La-Force, a former American coach and player with the and mom of of the L.A. Clippers  Coming from the perspective of both a mother and play…

Wendy Sparks and our new Co-Host, Stephanie Folahan

Sept. 18, 2020

Join Wendy as she welcomes her new co-host, Stephanie Folahan to the show.  Stephanie is a former baller, mother of three, a rock star accountant, wife of a former professional basketball player and co-founder of a local bas…

Damian Lillard's mom Gina Johnson

Sept. 16, 2020

The Portland Trail Blazers were on fire during their time in the NBA bubble and no one was  more exciting to watch than point guard Damian Lillard.  Court-Side Moms, joined by guest co-host, Amanda Mina, is excited to welcom…

Andre Iguodala's mom Linda J. Shanklin

July 14, 2020

“Andre is a person (who) does his homework, when he commits to something, he is committed whole heartedly” so says Linda J. Shanklin, mother to 3 time NBA Champion and All-Star Andre Iguodala currently of the Miami Heat.   I…

Fred VanVleet's mom Sue Danforth

July 7, 2020

Fred VanVleet heard three words from his agent on the night he went undrafted - “Bet on Yourself”. In our Season 2 opener, we are excited to welcome our first Toronto Raptor mom, Susan Danforth, who tells us Fred’s story and…