Jan 6, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center Ryan Hollins (15) battles with Orlando Magic power forward Jason Maxiell (54) for a rebound in the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Magic 101-81. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Maxiell's Wife Appearing on VH1's Basketball Wives for Good Cause

Normally this is the kind of of reality TV trash that can become a distraction for an NBA team, but when Jason Maxiell’s Wife goes on VH1’s basketball wives, the couple will surely prove a few stereotypes wrong. See, Brandi Maxiell isn’t looking for fame and fortune. She’s going on TV to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer.

Brandi Maxiell was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer in 2007, and is now proudly cancer free. She beat the odds, and now wants to help other people by bringing her message to a wider audience. There have surely been less noble participants in the show’s history.

Jason Maxiell has been by his wife’s side through thick and thin, and will probably play a prominent role in the TV show. Listen to her explain their relationship to Chantal Waldholz last week in a Life & Style Weekly interview:

My mom thought I was so bad. She had to cover up mirrors in my house because I couldn’t look at myself. I was like, ‘Who is this person?’ I lost so much weight.

I was just devastated. I just wanted to shave my hair off at the beginning because I knew it was going to come out.

He visited me every week in Dallas [she was there during treatment]…he shaved his hair off and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ Those are like the moments I remember.

The Magic are intent on building a positive culture around the program, and signing Jason Maxiell was a big part of that. He’s a high character leader both on and off the floor.

Now it remains to be seen whether Maxiell has a future with the Magic. He’s only played in 2 games since January 28th, and doesn’t fit in the team’s long term development plans. Still young teams need veteran leadership, and Maxiell may have a future as a 12th man in Orlando if he wants it.

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