Sydney, Nia & Amir Coffey's mom, Sheba Coffey
Today we welcome Sheba Coffey, mother of three professional basketball players, who talks with us about life as an NBA and WNBA mom. Athletic herself, Sheba tells us how she passed the baton on to her kids and how basketball became an integral part of all three of her children’s lives.
The episode is filled with stories about Sydney, Nia and Amir, their college basketball experiences, Sydney’s time playing overseas and the transition for Nia and Amir to the pro leagues. We hear about draft night where Nia was chosen 5th overall by the San Antonio Stars and recently signed with the Los Angeles Sparks as well as the rollercoaster of emotions from the heartbreak when Amir went undrafted to the joy that came when he signed a two way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Sheba talks about what it takes to become a professional athlete, her own career and how she’s managed to live a balanced life.