The new reality TV show Bringing Up Ballers on Lifetime features five working mothers and their elite basketball playing kids in Chicago. One of the five moms is the self-proclaimed “alpha female” of the group Peytyn Willborn. In the premiere episode of the show, we meet her 18-year-old son George who’s considering colleges. Peytyn wants him to stay close to home but it’s no secret George is now a freshmen at University of Texas at San Antonio.
[LEFT: Hoop Dreams — the unforgettable movie about young players with NBA dreams is a precursor to Bringing Up Ballers]
When not cheering on George on the basketball court, Peytyn is at her restaurant Truth, which claims to be the only black-owned Italian restaurant in Chicago. It’s in the Bronzeville neighborhood, where Peytyn grew up. Truth lives up to its name, too, getting 5-star ratings from users on sites like TimeOut and TripAdvisor. Peytyn recommends the King Crab (see below). Bringing Up Ballers airs Wednesdays at 10pm on Lifetime.