Do you know what people say about great men? That’s right – behind every one of them happens to be a great woman. The same thing applies to the men of the NBA courts. They have partners and wives who have been there for them regardless of whether they win or lose their games. Now, do not let yourself think that these women have everything easy. That is not the truth at all. No doubt, you have to be a strong person if you are in their shoes. When you date a professional basketball player, YOU also have to juggle their diets, schedules, training, and workouts.
Aside from the aforementioned challenges, it is also hard for the NBA ballers to come home often even if they wanted to. It is simply impossible with their schedule. During the times that they are away, their girlfriends and wives have to be strong and self-sufficient. This is even truer if and when they have kids together. No doubt, we are talking about brilliant women if they can manage to wait like that for their boyfriends and husbands. Sure, there are some perks to it, though it is simply not for everyone.
The women featured in the slideshow are definitely gorgeous, of course, though they have more to offer than just their physical beauty. Some of them work as models, entrepreneurs, and some are basketball players themselves! Basically, they are successful people even without their men. Case in point? La La Anthony, born Alani Nicole Vasquez, is an accomplished woman in her own right. She worked as the VJ for MTV’s Total Request Live, the host for Real Chance of Love, I Love New York, and Flavor of Love, and a dean for the Ricki Lake TV program Charm School. Oh, let us not forget that she starred in the movie Power as well. Her relationship with the baller Carmelo Anthony has always been in the spotlight ever since their engagement in 2004. If you want to learn more about her and their relationship, feel free to watch their reality TV programs La La’s Full Court Wedding as well as the subsequent La La’s Full Court Life.
What are we waiting for? Let’s go and see who exactly the great men of the NBA are either dating or wed to.
Chris Webber might have retired as a player, although he remains active in the sports world as a television analyst. There is no way we can deny that he was once a big basketball personality when he was still playing it up in court. It is true that he used to be a playboy of sorts, though it seems like he had no hesitations about ditching that lifestyle when he met Erica Dates in 2007. The two decided to become man and wife just two years later. He is an impressively wealthy man estimated to be worth $143 million. Even more awe-inspiring is his philanthropic side. In 1993, he founded the organization TimeOut in an effort to give youths recreational opportunities.
Jerry Stackhouse had been a baller in the NBA for a total of 18 years. He quit playing to start coaching. The basketball player tied the knot with Ramirra Marks in 2010 and they have since been blessed with three kids. These days, he works as the head coach of the NBA G League team called the Raptors 905 as well as a game analyst. We are sure that everything mentioned above contributed to his $60 million wealth.
Gary Payton won his only championship title as a player with the Miami Heat back in 2006. However, he spent the biggest chunk of his career with the Seattle Supersonics. We bet that this was the time he accumulated most of the money he has in the bank! At the moment, the player is believed to have a net worth amounting to $130 million. He and his high school sweetheart Monique James have been an item since they were high school students, though they only walked down the aisle in 1997. They have three kids between them: Raquel, Gary Jr., and Julian.
Can you believe that Hakeem was already playing ball at the age of 15? It goes without saying that the same young man eventually turned into a collegiate basketball superstar several years later. Of course, this all preceded his NBA career. He has a net worth amounting to $200 million, making him an undeniably wealthy man. He and Dalia Asafi exchanged their vows in 1996 and they are wonderful together even if the marriage was an arranged one. They have three lovely girls: Abi, Rahmah, and Aisha.
The home team of Ben Simmons has been the Philadelphia 76s ever since he signed onto them back in 2016. The Australian-born baller does not appear like the luckiest person when it comes to love. He was once the long-term boyfriend of the women’s basketball player Dylan Gonzales, though the pair eventually went their own ways. Not long after this, however, he started seeing the TV personality and model Kendall Jenner. They might not be right for each other as the grapevine reports that the two have since split up!
Tristan Thompson got his first NBA title back a few years ago. We are sure he experienced pure bliss when the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the finals of the 2015 – 2016 season. The Canadian-born basketball player is the father of Jordan Craig’s son Prince and Khloe Kardashian’s daughter True. According to the most recent income forecast, the player can expect to be the team’s third best-paid player soon enough. The report estimates that he will take home more than $17 million in the 2018 – 2019 season and yet another $18.5 in the season after that.
You will definitely notice Shaquille O’Neal in any crowd and not just for his towering 7’1” figure either! Come on, he is easily one of the most popular basketball players we have ever seen. Aside from his athletic prowess and impressive stature, he has also made a name for himself when he started hosting TNT’s Inside the NBA. His girlfriend, and now fiancée, is none other than Laticia Rolles. They got engaged in 2016 and it became famous since Laticia accepted his proposal via social media. She posted this: “Yes I will. Today, tomorrow and forever yours.”
Before officially retiring from playing ball, Kevin Garnett had been a player for both the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves. He actually played for 21 years in the NBA and it goes without saying that he built up a great fortune over the years. His net worth is believed to be at $190 million! Kevin appears to have his priorities in order – when he had to choose, he decided to go with love rather than his career. He skipped the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Greece in order to marry the love of his life, Brandi Padilla! The couple has two kids between them.
All right, up next, we have yet another player who used to be a ladies’ man. Kevin Durant pretty much surprised his fans when he decided to become exclusive with the lovely Jasmine Shine back in 2014. She appears to be someone who would rather keep her personal affairs private. Apparently, this does not bother Kevin as he is the same in this regard. As you will find, it is difficult to find out a lot about their relationship.
Chris Paul, as you already know, is yet another fantastic basketball player. Right now, he is believed to have an estimated net worth of $75 million. Pretty impressive, right? Apart from his career and finances, he also received another blessing in the form of his marriage with Jada Crawley. They first met back in his college days and they tied the knot in 2011. Chris is confident that their relationship will last longer than his basketball career. They have been blessed with two kids, a son named Christopher and a daughter Camryn Alexis.
Russell Westbrook first met Nina Earl when the two of them were college students. They eventually exchanged their vows in 2015. The family of two has since expanded as Nina gave birth to a son in May 2017. To say the least, his long career with the Oklahoma City Thunder has been successful. He has been with them since the year 2008 if you can believe it. A while back, the baller signed another five-year deal with them and rumor mills claimed that it amounted to $250 million. This will surely improve his current $41.5 million!
There were many reasons for fans to believe that the relationship between Amar’e Stoudemire and Alexis Welch had been on the rocks. Luckily, it seems like the pair is still going strong. Apparently, the baller proposed when they were at the Eiffel Tower. It is also fascinating to learn that they tied the knot on 12.12.12. The couple weathered through his affair and illegitimate child – Alexa must be an admirable woman!
Blake Griffin dated Brynn Cameron for quite some time. She is the sister of Jordan Cameron from the NFL. During the time they were dating, they welcomed Ford Wilson and Finley Elaine into the world. However, the relationship soured, they split up, and the baller eventually dated Kendall Jenner. It seems like this is no longer the case either, though. He was last spotted on a date with the singer-songwriter Tinashe.
Did you know that Kevin Love was, for some time, taking on acting gigs in Cleveland? Of course, this was before he started playing for the Cavs. Considering his charms and good looks, it is not hard to believe at all. We bet these same qualities made him attractive to the actress Cody Horn, the daughter of Disney executive Alan Horn. She has starred in Magic Mike as well! They began dating back in 2014, though they have since broken up. These days, Kevin Love is dating Kate Bock, a model.
Jermaine and Mesha O’Neal have two kids together, Jermaine Jr. and Asija. Aside from being a baller in the NBA, Jermaine also owns Bogota Entertainment, a recording studio that is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The basketball player’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million! Oh, and maybe you remember Mesha when she appeared on the TV series Basketball Wives. It’s great to learn that the family members are devout Christians who work hard in order to nurture their faith.
Paul Pierce and his wife Julie first met in the year 2006. After four years together, they finally decided it was time to become man and wife. They have three beautiful kids: Adrian, Prianna, and Prince. He might be retired now, though we are sure you remember Pierce as a valuable player for the Los Angeles Clippers. Back then, he also got some nice advertising deals, especially with Attitude Drinks. These side jobs probably helped him accumulate his fortune that is estimated to be $70 million!
Kawhi Leonard is a regular sight in the NBA and the same could be said for his cousin Stevie Leonard in the NFL. It seems like passion and talent in the game is something that gets passed down the Leonard bloodline! Kawhi is a talented young man and we are sure he will achieve a lot of success in the years to come. Right now, the Toronto Raptors player has an estimated net worth of $35.6 million. Apart from his career, he also married Kishele Shipley and the pair has been blessed with a baby born in July 2016.
Junior Bridgeman became a household name when he displayed his athletic skills as a player for the Milwaukee Bucks as well as the Los Angeles Lakers. Back in the 70’s and the 80’s, he was actually active in the NBA for 12 years! He retired in 1988 and the Bucks retired the number 2 jersey in his honor. He has since focused on business ventures and he even owns a Wendy branch. We bet this helped him build the $600 million he has in his bank accounts! He has been with Doris for over four decades at this point. We wish them the very best!
When your parents are Tina and LaVar Ball, it is no surprise that Lonzo Ball is such an excellent player. The couple used to play collegiate basketball in the 80’s. Lonzo is not the only offspring to have followed in their parent’s footsteps in this regard! His brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo are making waves in the sport as well. Basketball aside, Lonzo is also a great rapper and he has even released two singles. The Los Angeles Lakers player is dating Denise Garcia and they recently welcomed a baby girl Zoe into the world.
It is true that Pat Riley is now known best for his coaching career, although we are sure that older sports fans remember him as a player for both the San Diego Rockets and the Dallas Cowboys. Yup, you read that right – he was a professional footballer and basketball player! Nowadays, however, he is very busy working as the President and the General Manager of the Miami Heat. His net worth is estimated to be $80 million, give or take. He is married to Chris Rodstrom and the two of them adopted a son together.
Can you imagine what it must be like to be Michael Jordan with his net worth of $1.4 billion? This basketball player was able to achieve such an accomplishment with his income from playing as well as his lucrative endorsements. Perhaps his other most famous feat is launching the Jordan brand under Nike. He was once married to the Cuban model Yvette Prieto and together they had twin girls. Before this, he was wed to Juanita Vanoy, a marriage that ultimately ended in divorce back in 2006.
At the present, Isaiah Thomas is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard. He might have never been in a relationship with another celebrity, though he doesn’t seem to mind. He looks like he is happy with his non-celeb wife Kayla Wallace! The baller even said that the day of their wedding was the best day he has ever had. Right now, his net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
Stephon Marbury and his beau LaTasha walked down the aisle in 2002. They have three kids between them. Stephon has an estimated net worth amounting to $45 million so there is no doubt in our mind that he enjoyed a great run with the Milwaukee Bucks. These days, he plays in the Chinese Basketball Association under the Beijing Ducks instead. He is also quite a charitable fellow and this side of him showed when he donated over $1 million to help the victims of the Hurricane Katrina. Isn’t it a relief to hear that there are still people like him out there?
Before he made the decision to coach in his hometown, Mike Bibby was a player in the NBA for 14 years overall. He and his childhood girlfriend Darcy welcomed four children into the world together. Isn’t it lovely to hear that he got his wife’s name as a wrist tattoo as proof of his love? While we might know this, the two have actually kept the details of their life private and you will find almost nothing about them online. The former basketball player has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
DeMar DeRozan is sure an impressive guy all-around. It is already amazing to have joined the ranks of the NBA All-Stars at all, though this guy accomplished this three times in just four years! When you are that talented, it is no longer surprising to hear that the Toronto Raptors snapped him up for a $139 million five-year contract. He wed his longtime girlfriend Kiara and they have two daughters between them: Mari and Diar.
Carmelo Anthony is one of only three players right now who comes with a no-trade clause. Do you have any idea who the other two are? The answer is LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki! At the moment, the baller has a net worth estimated to be around $80 million, though will surely change the moment he gets the other $100 million his contract stipulated. In 2010, he exchanged vows with the TV personality La La. You might even know her from the MTV program Total Request Live! He is the dad of two children – one he fathered with a former girlfriend, another with his wife.
Next on our list is another giant of a basketball player. With his 7’1” stature, Divac definitely casts an impressive shadow. Did you know that he also scored a total of 13,000 points and played in 1,000 games over the course of his NBA career? Born and raised in the European nation called Serbia, he is actually the first person born outside the United States of America to have participated in that many games. While he might have been making $93 million at some point, his current net worth is projected to be $45 million. He is married to the Serbian actress Snezana.
Tracy McGrady, called T-Mac by his fans, has definitely had a successful run when he was still an active basketball player. Recently, he chose to focus on a different sport altogether: baseball! Right now, he is valued at around $80 million. Meanwhile, let us not neglect his lovely wife CleRenda Harris. She is a lovely person who worked on launching the women’s rights initiative called P.U.S.H. They met back in 2006 and they now have three children together.
Magic Johnson is yet another memorable figure on the NBA courts and he has accumulated a large fortune during his time there. At the moment, he co-owns the LA Dodgers and works as the President of the Lakers Association. He and Earlitha Kelly walked down the aisle in the year 2001. Together, they have a son called Earvin and an adopted daughter called Elisa. Apart from this pair of kids, he also fathered a son named Andre Johnson with Melissa Mitchel. The legendary baller is a devout Christian man who values his faith.
Andre Iguodala truly made a name for himself in the basketball world when he became a part of the United States’ national team in the 2012 Olympics in London. While he has become famous, he still maintains a peaceful and quiet lifestyle. The baller is currently the shooting guard and small forward of the Golden State Warriors. He is the father of two kids with his longtime partner Christina Gutierrez, whom he married back in 2015.
Meanwhile, the talented baller Kyle Lowry helped take home the Gold Medal during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Clearly, he helped bring glory to both his team and the country! At the moment, he is under the management of the Toronto Raptors as part of their three-year deal amounting to $100 million. Right now, however, he is estimated to be worth $58 million. He got married to Ayahna Cornish Lowry and the two of them have a pair of kids named Karter and Kameron.
Up next, we have another great basketball player on our list. Alonzo Mourning made a lot of money during the time he played for the New Jersey Nets, the Miami Heat, and the Charlotte Hornets. In fact, he has a net worth believed to be $70 million. He is the father of three children and he is the wife of Tracy Wilson Mourning. They have helped the quality of lives of other children as well through their initiative, the Honey Shine Mentoring Program. It provides young girls with plenty of educational opportunities.
Did you know that Chris Bosh has an estimated net worth of $50 million? We bet he earned a huge chunk of it when he was with the Miami Heat and the later with the Toronto Raptors. The baller appears like someone who likes giving back to society. For one thing, he seems passionate about promoting youth literacy and reading awareness. This was the Dallas-based organization he founded, the Chris Bosh Foundation, set out to do. His lovely wife Adrienne, meanwhile, owns and runs the boutique Sparkle and Shine Darling.
Landry Fields started his career when the New York Knicks discovered him in 2010. It all began when the second round of the draft rolled in that same year. A mere two years later, he received a $20 million contract from the Toronto Raptors. However, his career in the NBA did not last for very long. At the moment, the former baller works as a college scout. However, we are sure he had been able to save some of his earnings when he was a pro player. He is the husband of Elaine Alden, a model, and the father of two sons.
Larry Bird had been the recipient of various accolades in the past. Can you believe that he brought home the Most Valuable Player, the Executive of the Year, and the Coach of the Year awards at various points in his career? There is no denying the fact that he is an important basketball figure. However, we daresay that he is best known for his time as a player in the Boston Celtics. He and Dinah Mattingly became man and wife in 1989 and the couple has been together since then. They adopted two kids and raised them together.
It is true that Marko Jaric is an accomplished man who has made waves in the NBA. His former wife Adriana Lima, however, is a very popular woman as well. She is a model who was once a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She and the former player for the Minnesota Timberwolves tied the knot in 2009 and they even welcomed two daughters into the world. Unfortunately, they eventually called it quits.
Jason Kidd was once a point guard when he was still an active player. He was also the Head Coach for the Milwaukee Bucks for 4 years. In fact, he was only laid off during the 2018 – 2019 season! Hey, at least his model wife Porschla Coleman was there to help him through that ordeal.
The Atlanta Hawks basketball player Al Horford exchanged vows with the beauty queen Amelia Vega in December 2011. The ceremony was held in the Dominican Republic as this was where they both grew up! Here is something interesting: Vega was the first Dominican woman to have bagged the Miss Universe title.
We are pretty sad to inform you that Boston Celtics baller David Lee and actress Sabina Gadecki are no longer together. However, we still felt like mentioning this former couple. Just look at her. She must have been the loveliest NBA partner in its entire history!
The Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea is yet another NBA baller who had been with a Miss Universe winner. He was once in a relationship with Zuleyka Rivera who won the 2006 pageant. She gave birth to a son they named Sebastian Jose Barea Rivera in February 2012. Unfortunately, they eventually split up in April 2013.
How come almost no one is aware that Nick Young and Iggy Azalea used to be an item? This is especially bizarre when you consider how serious their relationship was. They had actually been engaged for some time, although they later called it off together with their relationship. According to the rumor mills, the basketball player had not been loyal to the rapper!
If you have eyes that function perfectly, you will see how beautiful a woman Jennifer Freeman is. This American actress is most famous for her portrayal of Claire on My Wife and Kids. She is presently going out with Earl Watson, the Head Coach of the Phoenix Suns. Aren’t they adorable together?
Basketball player Devin Harris and model Meghan Allen walked down the aisle in 2013. It’s interesting to learn that their relationship became public when it was announced on a TV show. They have two kids together.
We are sure you heard many things about the relationship between Aleka Kamila and Peja Stojakovic, though we need to assure you that they are still together. Both of them are successful in their respective fields. Aleka is a model who has been featured on Marie Claire, Madame, and Esquire. Wow!
We bet that you know who Gabrielle Union is. This actress and model made a prominent appearance on the teen flick Bring It On, after all. How fascinating is it to learn that she used to date Jason Kidd when they were in high school? Their split had been pretty bad by all accounts – he suddenly broke it off right in front of her father, apparently! We are happy to hear that the actress has since moved on from what must have been a traumatic, or at least mortifying, experience. She is now with the legendary basketball player Dwayne Wade.
You would not believe how the former NBA basketball player Andrei Kirilenko met Masha, his wife. They met through her job when she was working at a marketing firm. They got married in 2001, though their union is not exactly conventional. Apparently, Masha has given her husband the freedom to sleep with someone else once a year. It doesn’t personally sound appealing to us, though we’re glad it works for the couple. They have three children together.
Gloria Govan earned a little fame when she appeared on the VH1 TV program Basketball Wives. At the time, she had been married to the Memphis Grizzlies power forward Matt Barnes. They later called it quits in 2014 after the grapevine said that there had been domestic violence in the relationship. Oh no.
We can tell that you want to know more about the woman accompanying Pau Gasol. This brunette beauty is Silvia Castro Lopez. She was a former gymnast and she is now a performer from the group called Dream Cheers. Despite the malicious rumors about them, there is no need to worry. They remain engaged and they are also living together!
The basketball legend Kobe Bryant is married to Vanessa Laine-Bryant. It is true that they have had a messy relationship. In fact, they once filed for a divorce several years ago. However, they appear to have survived all the challenges and resolved their problems as they dropped it. They have two girls together.
Kenya Howard-Bell is an R&B musician and a winner of the beauty pageant Miss Michigan. She is yet another alumnus of the VH1 TV show Basketball Wives during the time she was wed to baller Charlie Bell. Sadly, their marriage also ended in a divorce.
We know that you have at least heard about Ray Allen and what a great basketball player he is. Did you know that he was married to the actress and singer Shannon Walker Williams? She is well known for her performance in One More Time and Girlfight. They have been blessed with four children.
Jason and Brandi Maxiell might just be our favorite couple in the history of the NBA! Why are they relationship goals? Well, when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, she battled with the disease for quite some time. Luckily, her basketball player husband had been supportive. He even shaved his hair to join her! She recovered fully and they went to Africa for their honeymoon afterward.
Dan Gadzuric of the Milwaukee Bucks was, for a time, wed to Lisette Gadzuric. She even gave birth to their two kids when they were still together. Unfortunately, it appears that they were not meant for each other. After they split up, she kept using his last now. These days, she is reportedly dating an MMA champ.
Amanda Altschuler and Wayne Ellington first met when she was a student matriculating at Drexel University. Meanwhile, he had only been a rookie in the NBA. They decided to go their own way for a little way in 2014, although they eventually found their way back to each other. Later, they announced that they were engaged, though it ended when they broke up the second time. Do you think they still have a shot at a happily-ever-after?
Serge Ibaka sure looks like he got the maximum dose of luck. We bet he feels the same way when he began going out with the wonderful Keri Hilson? The gorgeous musician has been seen cheering her man on from the courtside.
Do you recall Sam, the best friend, and sidekick on the Nickelodeon show iCarly? If so, you likely remember Jennette McCurdy as well. She dated the basketball player Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons. Unfortunately, they had a terrible breakup not long after they started going out.
Any basketball fan will know that Kosta Koufos is the center of the Sacramento Kings. However, are you aware of the fact that he recently announced his engagement to Leia Sergakis, a 2012 Miss Utah participant?
Another R&B artist who has dated an NBA talent is Keyshia Cole. She is definitely a catch as she is talented and successful as well. However, we daresay she became even more famous when she got married to Daniel Gibson in 2011. They have a child between the two of them, though they parted ways in 2014.
Interestingly, model and social media star Hannah Stocking once dated the NBA player Klay Thompson. They eventually broke up, to everyone’s dismay. Rumor has it that she dumped him when he got caught cheating. We really think they looked great together!
There is no denying that Kevin Love is an attractive, right? It’s almost unsurprising to hear that he broke many hearts over the years. However, the basketball player almost settled down once upon a time. Yes, we’re talking about his engagement to Cody Horn! Unfortunately, the couple decided it was best to break up. However, we’re sure he has no problems in the romance department. He is now in a relationship with Kate Bock, a swimsuit model.
The Sacramento Kings baller Iman Shumpert is yet another basketball player who well in love with a talented R&B artist. Of course, we are talking about none other than his wife Teyana Taylor. She is also an actor, singer, and model! The two have a little girl, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. She was born on December 16, 2015 right in their home.