Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh kisses his wife, Adrienne Williams-Bosh, following the Heat's 101-88 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals in Miami. The two welcomed the birth of their first child, a boy named Jackson, earlier in the playoffs.
NBA wives and girlfriends
The NBA's hottest stars are used to being in the spotlight. The only people who can possibly upstage them are their even hotter wives and girlfriends. Here's a look at some of the most well-known wives and girlfriends of NBA players.
Dwyane Wade finally popped the question to his girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union, on Dec. 21, 2013. The couple had been together for years, with Union a staple at Heat games throughout their championship runs.
Grant Hill may not have a championship ring, but apparently he takes his wedding band very seriously. He's been married to R&B singer Tamia since 1999, and Shaq's ex-wife says he's the only player in the NBA who's faithful.
Perhaps only Alyssa Milano could challenge Kim K. for the title of biggest sports groupie. The reality TV hottie added the most interesting chapter in her little black book when she began dating New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries in 2010. Who? Exactly. The NBA nobody had to hire a PR firm to promote himself when he started appearing in the tabloids. The two had a made-for-TV celebrity wedding, but the marriage lasted just 72 days. Will they reconcile for a Kardashians movie? Stay tuned.
The hottest reality TV couple had plenty of ups and downs before Khloe finally divorced Lamar Odom in December 2013. But it was must-see TV drama all along the way.
Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander
Sure, Shaq just retired. But with a girlfriend like Hoopz, he's still a major player in the world of WAGs. Alexander may not be as famous as her man, but she's a former reality TV star with her own sex tape. And with a nickname like Hoopz, she was destined to date a big man. Ironically, Shaq's ex Shaunie is now a reality TV star on "Basketball Wives." So how long before these two duke it out over the Diesel in prime time?
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Like many people, the tennis star became enamored of Sasha Vujacic while he was winning championships with the Lakers. Now that he's been traded to New Jersey, will he have to downgrade? Who knows? Sharapova and Vujacic have since become engaged.
The TV personality finally tied the knot with NBA star Carmelo Anthony in 2010, three years after giving birth to his son, and their wedding was made into a reality series. Now they'll star in a series about their move to New York. Talk about 'Melo drama.
The R&B star let Brandy and the rest of the world know 'The Boy is Mine' when she got engaged to former Laker and current Suns high flyer Shannon Brown in 2010, tweeting pics of her ginormous ring, and the pair reportedly married in November. Brown played the love interest in her 'Love All Over Me' video, and Monica has performed the national anthem before Lakers games. Cute, huh?
You don't have to be a thug to win her heart. The R&B star, who used to date rapper Young Jeezy, proved it when she married Cleveland Cavs sharpshooter Daniel 'Boobie' Gibson in 2011 after giving birth to his son the previous year. She's performed the national anthem before Cavs games, but no word on whether Boobie will appear in her next video. Still, gotta say: Way to go, Boobie.
The lovely Ms. Long, who has starred in film and TV for two decades, went for the supporting-cast type rather than the leading man when she hooked up with journeyman Ime Udoka, who most recently played with the Spurs last season. The two had their first child — a son — in November.
The only WAG who probably could beat her man in hoops. The 2008 WNBA MVP is married to Nets benchwarmer Shelden Williams.
Can you be a barely 6-foot backup point guard and date a Miss Universe? Yes, you can. The former Mav JJ Barea, who signed a free-agent deal with the Timberwolves, is living the dream as a newly crowned NBA champion dating Rivera, a Puerto Rican bombshell who was crowned Miss Universe in 2006.
JJ Barea's not the only NBA player with a Miss Universe on his arm. Hawks star Al Horford married 2003 Miss Universe Amelia Vega, who hails from Horford's native Dominican, on Christmas Eve 2011.
The Los Angeles Clipper got the Victoria's Secret model. No, really. The Brazilian bombshell married NBA journeyman Marko Jaric in 2009 and gave birth to his daughter. And while Jaric isn't in the league anymore, he's in here because he's something like the patron saint for Average Joes everywhere.
Talk about a Hollywood power couple. Former NBAer Rick Fox and actress Eliza Dushku have been dating for over two years. Is a wedding in the future? Fox, who was married to Vanessa Williams for nearly five years before a divorce in 2004, said this about Eliza last year, "You don't go 20 months ... without talking about marriage. I've been married before, so we definitely talk about the truth of what marriage is about." The two have lived together since August.
Jessica Olsson and Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki reportedly met while last season's Finals MVP was in Scotland and they immediately hit it off. Reports claim Dirk promised to marry Jessica if the Mavs won a title. Well, after winning the 2011 championship, Dirk held true to that commitment. The engagement ring is valued at $2 million with 10 carats.
Now dating No. 23 frommmm North Carolina … actually make that engaged to Mr. Jordan. According to reports, Yvette Prieto and future husband Michael Jordan have been an item since 2008. Prieto was born in Cuba, is a model and has lived with MJ since 2009. The couple are planning a 2012 wedding.