10 Real Basketball Wives We Love [Photos]
With all the groupies, baby mothers, and exes associated with pro-ballers, some times we forget the women who actually have a ring and are working on a real marriage. No shade to the girlfriends and fiancees that have been holding their men down through the years, but we want to celebrate the ladies that bare their man's last name. The union of marriage is special so we want to praise those who've taken the oath, uphold their vows, and give us hope that real love continues to exist even in the basketball world. Take a look at 11 of our favorite basketball wives.
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Tamia and Grant Hill
These love birds have been married for 13 years. The parents of two are no stranger to spotlight as they juggle stardom in the music and athletic world. We salute Tamia for always being there for her family and being a true basketball wife.
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Jada and Chris Paul
We know it had to be a journey with these love birds, but Jada has been able to rise to the top and still smile. The Pauls have been together for over a decade and have two children together.
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Adrienne and Chris Bosh
Adrienne and Chris Bosh are no strangers to rumors and allegations about each other. They are each others support system and in a marriage—especially one that is on display—you need strong support. Congratulations are in order as they are expecting their second child together.
Keyshia and Daniel Gibson
Daniel Gibson is one of the best things that has happened to Keyshia. She wasn't just a regular girl she was a celebrity who had a wall of protection so thick it took a strong man to break it down. Keyshia may not have a huge fan following, but when you have the love of your pro-athlete husband, no one else matters.
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Lala and Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony may shine on the Knicks court but his wife, Lala defintely shines on TV land. The socialite, reality-star, actress, and full-time mother is not a basketball wife that just sits on the sidelines. Their marriage has been under criticism this past year, but we are happy this couple is deeply in love with each other.
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
We praise Vanessa Bryant because she has remained by Kobe's side through all his drama. From his extramarital affairs to their divorce proceedings and reconciliation, Mrs. Bryant knows the true meaning of standing by your man. This mother of two doesn't mind putting someone in their lane, even if her target is Drake.
Monica and Shannon Brown
Monica's fans predicted their romance once they voted him to be her ultimate guy in her "Love All Over Me" video and we couldn't be more pleased. Mo may be a Grammy-winning singer, but she supports her hubby unconditionally. The couple's expecting their first child together this year!
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Valeisha and Dohntay Jones
Dohntay Jones may be the professional baller but Valeisha is the catch. Her resume is packed—she was once the executive director of Russell Simmon's Hip Hop Summit Action Network and top director in the office of Barack Obama. Mrs. Jones found success on her own, but supports her man because he gives her immeasurable amounts of love.
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Andrea and Caron Butler
Andrea and Caron Butler are a gorgeous and supportive couple. The mother of his three children has been by his side as he dealt with the ups and downs of basketball injuries and trades. Still on top, Andrea is proving that being a basketball wife is more than glitz and glamor.
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Khloe and Lamar Odom
Kim Kardashian may be the most talked about Kardashian but Khloe is winning when it comes to marital bliss. Being the only Kardashian sister to ever get a ring and keep it on, we praise the oldest girl for snagging love with her pro-athlete hubby.
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Kimberly and Tyson Chandler
This couple met on a blind date in high school have been riding with each other ever since. Kimberly remains as his main supporter and his number one fan. The parents of two are very big activist and community driven people, its beautiful seeing famous people not too big to give back.
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