After 24 year-old Terance Mann’s stellar Game 6 performance vs the Utah Jazz, people are curious about who his mom is. The youngster’s mother actually has a basketball background herself, and was a huge influence on Mann growing up.
Terance Mann shines in Clippers Game 6 win vs Utah
As the Clippers’ series with the Jazz wore on, Terance Mann slowly started seeing more minutes in Ty Lue’s rotation.
Without Kawhi Leonard, the 6ft 5 forward had to step up in a major way, and he did just that, announcing himself to the world with a flat-out disrespectful dunk over reigning DPOY Rudy Gobert in Game 5.
However, Mann outdid himself in Game 6, scoring 39 points and hitting 7-of-10 3-pointers, lifting the Clips to a 131-119 victory after being down 25 points at one stage.
After the game, teammate Nicolas Batum shared a video of the Clippers locker room celebrating with Mann.
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Who is Terance Mann’s mom?
With Mann emerging as a rising star, many fans were curious about his mom, whom he shares a basketball background with.
Daynia La-Force, Terance Mann’s mom, is a former American women’s basketball coach and player with the Georgetown Hoyas.
La-Force started coaching in 1995 when she was an assistant at Long Island University and St. John’s. She later become a head coach at New Haven, Northeastern and Rhode Island.
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Speaking about Mann during his time with Florida State in 2018, La-Force said: “He still values being the glue guy and making the extra play.”
“I want him to fall in love with being more aggressive. He’s always been a skilled player who can shoot from inside or outside.”
When Mann was asked how he navigates between his mom, the coach, and his mom, the parent, he said: “She knows when I need the coach and knows when I need the mom.”
La-Force was unfortunately fired from her role in 2019, but is now an assistant coach with WNBA team the Atlanta Dream.
She is still a vehement supporter of her son too. Here she is at the end of March celebrating one of his dunks.
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She was also tweeting regularly throughout Game 6 against the Jazz.
After the game, La-Force chatted with Winners TV on Instagram where she discussed her son’s standout performance.
Watch it below.
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