Our Favorite NBA Basketball Wives and Girlfriends

Our Favorite NBA Basketball Wives and Girlfriends
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 24, 2011

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TV personality LaLa Vazquez married her beau Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) in New York City on July 10, 2010. “It was the most amazing night of my life,” said LaLa.

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LaLa and “Melo” have a 3-year-old son named Kiyan.

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LaLa is best known for her work as a VJ on MTV. Next up for her is a new season of her hit reality show, “LaLa’s Full Court Life” on VH1.

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Singer Monica secretly wed Los Angeles Lakers player Shannon Brown on November 22, 2010 in a private ceremony. “That’s my wife, I’m her husband. We’re going to continue to make positive things happen,” said Shannon.

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Monica has two beautiful sons, Rodney III and Romelo Montez from previous relationships.

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Of course Monica, a Grammy-winning singer, had lots to sing about even before being a basketball wife. She got game!

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Keyshia met Cleveland Cavaliers player Daniel Gibson in 2009. They were engaged in 2010.

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The happy couple welcomed their son Daniel Hiram Gibson on March 2, 2010.

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Keyshia recently released her fourth album, “Calling All Hearts.”

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Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade are one of Black Hollywood’s hottest couples.

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Gabrielle can often be seen courtside, supporting Wade.

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An athlete herself, Gabrielle played basketball and soccer in high school before catching the acting bug.

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LaLa and Gabrielle are part of a tight-knit group of friends that includes other basketball WAGS (wives and Girlfriends).

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High school sweethearts Savannah Brinson and LeBron James have stayed together despite his superstardom.

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Brinson and James are not married yet, but they have two sons together, LeBron James Jr., 6, and Bryce Maximus James, 3.

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Gabrielle and Savannah attend an event together during 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend.

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Soul songstress Tamia and Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill have been through the fire together. Tamia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003. The couple have supported each other through it all.

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Tamia is a six-time Grammy nominated singer with her own career to boast about.

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Along with raising their daughters, Cydney, Ciara and Cenaiya, with New York Knicks star Chauncey Billups, Piper Billups leads the family in giving back to the community, including hosting a Hip-Hop “Tee” Party to help local children.

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Interior designer Julie Landrum and Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce tied the knot in an intimate wedding in 2010. Their 2-year-old daughter Prianna Lee, served as the flower girl.

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New Orleans Hornets player Chris Paul and his wife Jada Crawley recently tied the knot in September 2011.

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Brandi married his longtime boy Padilla Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett in the summer 2004.

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