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JaVale McGee's Expensive Paintball 'Addiction' Confuses His Mom (VIDEO)

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Pam McGee is mom to NBA star JaVale McGee, but she's also the 25-year-old's very shrewd business manager. From advising JaVale on the type of car he should get to combing through his credit card statements, Pam tries to help her son make smart financial decisions with his $44 million NBA contract. With that kind of money, however, JaVale can't help but occasionally indulge.

"Last year, he spent, like, three-G on paintball," Pam says on an episode of "Mom's Got Game."

At first, Pam was alarmed by the $3,000 charges. "I was like, 'JaVale! JaVale! There's fraud on your credit card!'" she says.

That's when Pam remembers JaVale coming clean about spending the money. "Sorry, but I'm kind of addicted to paintball right now," he told her.

During JaVale's time at training camp, his paintball purchases sit unused in a storage locker. The moment his schedule opens, however, Pam knows he'll be right back to his latest hobby. "I want... to go to the storage locker and find his paintball equipment because when JaVale has his down time, he has certain things that he wants to do. And I don't want him to spend another $3,000 on some paintball to just go shoot people with paint, whatever that is," Pam says.

Of course, that’s not all that the McGees have in storage. According to Pam's assistant, Jay, the family has multiple storage units in several states -- a fact JaVale himself can't seem to understand.

"He told me, 'Mom, why are you saving all this stuff?'" Pam says. "I ain't always had a rich son in the NBA. I save stuff."

The season finale of "Mom's Got Game" airs Saturday, February 22, at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

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