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Who is Terance Mann's mom? Mother of LA Clippers star revealed after Game 6 heroics

Joshua Rogers June 19, 2021
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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.

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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.

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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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.