The VIPP Report: Former WNBA legend & Louisville native Kym Hampton appears on new reality show


The VIPP Report: Louisville native, former WNBA star and current New York Liberty Fan Development Leader Kym Hampton can add reality show star to her resume.  She will be apart of “Mom’s Got Game” starting tonight, January 18th at 10:00 p.m. on the OWN Network.

Hampton says the show is about family, love, basketbal, real life issues, good times and you know me its comedy driven.  I was able to get in touch with Hampton.  I wanted to know more about the show and her role.  Hampton tells me “the show is about my girl Pamela McGee who is highly accomplished and SUPER strong-willed.  Pam is trying to help her son (NBA star JaVale McGee) stay on the straight and narrow as a rich, young celebrity.  Back in the day, we battled on the court uring college and our professional years.  We were tough down lowbut morphed into GLAMAZONS after the game.  Life took us on our separate journeys but has now has circled back.  I feel like this is our time to focus on us again…we just have to convince Pam!”

Hampton played basketball at Iroquois High School in Louisville then went onto Arizona State University on a full scholarship.  After her collegiate career she was drafted 4th overall in the 1997 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty.  Kym played in the league’s inaugural game and scored the first basket.  She started every game of her three seasons.  She also played in Spain, Italy, Japan and France.

Hampton is an original Cover Girl model for Queen Latifah’s Queen Collection.  You can catch her from time to time still on the basketball court, not playing but singing the National Athem.  She used her theatre degree from Arizona State to be apart of several films and television shows such as the “Cosby Show”, “Thrown Down” hosted by Bobby Flay, “JuWanna Mann” and “She Hate Me”.

Hampton says you don’t want to miss it because its guaranteed to make you laugh.  “Mom’s Got Game” airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. on the OWN Network.  Hampton will be tweeting live so you can follow her @KymHampton.

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