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See Which NBA Stars Have Lived with Their Mom for a Long Time

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jan 06, 2021
03:10 A.M.
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Stars from the National Basketball Association usually enjoy success on every turn and adoration from fans. Many embrace the independence their career brings while others choose to live with their parents for diverse reasons.


There is a trend amongst millennials where they remain in the nest for as long as possible, which seems to be most prominent amongst young unmarried males.

This trend also extends to celebrities who remain in their parent's homes for various reasons despite their steady flow of income. This is a list of NBA stars who lived with their mom for a long time.

Donna Jordan and Michael B. Jordan attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. I Photo: Getty Images



When the adored NBA player, CJ McCollum, was drafted in with the Trail Blazers, he made a major decision and took his mother with him to Portland.

The season turned out ugly when McCollum broke his foot, putting an inevitable end to the first-ever Lehigh player's career in the NBA. Ever since then, the successful basketball player has lived with his mother in their adopted hometown.



Damian Lillard's success story is synonymous with McCollum's in that Lillard also got drafted to the Portland Trail Blazers and decided to fly over to Portland with his mother.

Being a family man, Flaco easily decided to stay with his parents during his two NFL off-seasons.

The NBA's youngest backcourt player confessed his mother could be a lot to swallow at times, but he loved her too much not to keep her close. The Lilliard-McCollum family seems to have a bond as a result of their family dynamics.



With a season's pay of $8.8 million, Indiana Pacers point guard Jeff Teague decided to move in with his parents in the house he gave them, located in Indianapolis.

Teague chose to stay with his family when he returned from Atlanta to play with the Indianapolis Pacers. His parents quickly kept the master bedroom suite to themselves, leaving the player with the house's basement.



Often referred to as "The Gentle Giant Of Basketball," Yao Ming became one of China's most prominent international sporting celebrities after signing with the Houston Rockets.

Even with a season's pay of $10.3 million, the star decided to fly his family down to the US so that he could live with them and feel at home again.



Former basketball player Michael B. Jordan, who quit and took up acting, had lived as roommates with his parents for a long while and thereby formed a tight connection with them.

During a visit to "The Ellen Degeneres Show," Jordan proudly explained that he had finally moved out of his parent's house to his new home but was still 20 minutes away from his family and could stop by for Sunday dinners.

Apart from NBA players, here are some notable NFL players who have found themselves in the same situation and lived with their moms.

Michael B. Jordan and mother Donna Jordan attend the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. I Photo: Getty Images



NFL player Chris McAlister didn't have it all figured out like Teague when his career took a sad turn and crashed. With two years out of his playtime due to his injury, McAlister ran out of money and became penniless.

In 2011, the one-time Super Bowl winner explained that he had no penny to his name and lived with his parents, who provided him with living basic expenses.

Chris McAlister #21 of the Baltimore Ravens on December 3, 2007 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore | Photo: Getty Images



Joe Flacco is a family man. After winning the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, the elite quarterback didn't throw a lavish celebration but conducted a serene party with family and friends.

Flacco quickly made a decision to stay with his parents during his two NFL off-seasons as opposed to what would be expected of a player earning as much as he does.

The list is not limited to these players. Other famous sports stars that could be part of this roster include Rafael Nadal, Lou Gehrig, and Brandon Saad, amongst many others.