Whether it is their eyes, their bodies or anywhere in between, NBA wives and girlfriends are often some of the hottest looking women that the sports world has to offer. Some of these lovely ladies are longtime friends of their famous athlete boyfriend/husband, whereas other happen to be hookups found in the crowd at games or in the hotel or at the club.
Regardless of where they meet their love interests, some have to wonder how exactly some of these NBA guys manage to score these smokeshow hotties when they can hardly even put the ball in the basket. Sure, some of these guys are a given, they’re in shape, good looking and successful both on the court and at the bank, but others just want to make you shake your head in amazement as to what (read: money and fame) some of these ladies find appealing.
When it comes down to the who’s who of the sports world and their “better half”, NBA players have been known to stand a rung above NFL, NHL and MLB players. Below is just a taste of fifteen of the most beautiful women that the NBA players are currently hooked up with. While the definition of “PG” is in the eye of the beholder, sometimes a seductive look is equally as alluring as showing a little (or a lot) of booty.
15. Kamiah Adams (Bradley Beal)
The Washington Wizards shooting guard is not the best player on his team (that title belongs to John Wall, who we will see later) but he does have the privilege of having the hottest partner on the team. The 24 year old Puerto Rican beauty is mostly been known for her role on the reality show Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood and for being a social media model. While most of the credit for the Wizards success goes to their All-Star point guard, Beal plays a great Robin to Wall’s Batman.
Frequently seen at Wizards games supporting her man, Adams appears to have upgraded her love life from her former boyfriend rapper Lil Fizz. For those at home wondering who the heck Lil Fizz is, check out the late 90s boy group B2K. Judging by this swimsuit, it looks like Beal grabbed a “W” on this one.
14. LA LA ANTHONY (CARMELO ANTHONY)
This picture makes one want to scream Honey Of An O! So what’s Carmelo thinking when he impregnated a stripper. What about this outfit and completely stunning La La would make a man want to cheat on his wife? Were things that bad in New York that Melo completely lost his mind and forgot who and what he was going home to?
We get it, Carmelo, playing in the Big Apple comes with a lot of pressure to succeed and yes Phil Jackson was far from the Zen Master when he took over control of the Knicks, but that shouldn’t make your eyes (and other body parts) want to wonder when you have this beautiful support system at home. Maybe now that he’s finally out of the New York spotlight and is on far better roster with a better owner and a slightly more forgiving fanbase, Melo relax a bit more on the court and can focus on repairing his marriage, while Russell Westbrook and Paul George take the lead in making the OKC Thunder a top team in the West.
13. HAZEL RENEE (JOHN WALL)
This might be the sexy red dress that Johnny Gill sang about on his chart topping 90s hit “My My My”. Is it the plunging neck line that distracts your eyes or is it the tantalizing high slit that exposes her sexy legs and potentially more. Whatever your flavor, John Wall knows that his lovely 31 year old actress girlfriend is heading home to him each night.
As an aspiring actress, the Washington Wizards point guard’s girlfriend has been fine tuning her craft on episodes of Empire as well as The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Basketball Wives. While they have been together for a while, maybe something has to be said for how well their home life is going considering Wall just had his best statistical season of his career, including being named to his fourth straight All-Star game and a member of the All-NBA First Team.
12. KHLOE KARDASHIAN (TRISTAN THOMPSON)
Looking at this picture of Khloe Kardashian leaves little doubt as to why Thompson struggled to match his 2016 NBA Playoffs performance last summer as the team failed to repeat as champions. Much was made of the fact that the Canadian forward had just received a hefty payday based on his breakout season two years ago, but then fell short of living up to the standard he had set for himself.
However, let’s be honest here folks, Khloe has rarely been seen as one of the better looking of the Kardashian clan, but this picture of her can be reason enough to distract anyone from putting the ball in the basket. Considering the Kardashian curse that has plagued numerous sports stars (Reggie Bush, Lamar Odom and a stretch at Kris Humphries), Cleveland fans have to hope that this is just a short term relationship and not the beginning of a new reality show.
11. GABRIELLE UNION (DWYANE WADE)
She may be one of the elders on this list, but trust us, like fine wine, Gabrielle Union gets better with age. Turning heads when she first appeared as your favorite member of the East Compton Clovers in Bring It On, Union has a lengthy resume of film and television features. You know what else she has…an amazing body!
Clad in a fantastic bathing suit, Union gives us just a taste of what home life with husband Dwyane Wade gets to enjoy on a nightly basis. As one of the NBA power couples, Wade and Union may not grab the spotlight like they used to in their respective early years based on their talents, but they certainly have lent their names and voices to a variety of important social issues and as a veteran in the locker room and on the big screen, both have the knowledge and skills to pave the way for newcomers.
10. MEGHAN ALLEN (DEVIN HARRIS)
As a former Playboy model (and occasional softcore video vixen), Allen married the Dallas Mavericks point guard back in 2013 as the thirteen year veteran was just starting his second go-round with the club. Considering that he’s entering the final year of his contract and Harris posted his second worst stat line of his career, chances are retirement and plenty of sunset walks along the beach are in the couple’s near future.
9. DANIELA RAJIC (PAUL GEORGE)
There’s a lot of good things going on recently for Paul George. First off, he got his wish and was moved out of Indiana to roll with his boy Russell Westbrook in OKC. Then the team just added Carmelo Anthony to the roster without really giving up any valuable pieces. Now sure there is only one ball to go around with three ball hungry players, but that is a story for a different day.
As for his life away from the court, George’s life is equally as intriguing and at the same time filled with drama. After hooking up with Rajic, a former stripper, in 2013, rumors had it that the two got tied up in a legal situation about the couple’s daughter. After breaking up for a while, the two appeared to have rekindled their romance and word on the street is Rajic is pregnant with their second child. There are also questions as to whether or not this cleavage exposing white top was part of her stage show or just a casual night out.
8. KATE BOCK (KEVIN LOVE)
The fact that Kevin Love gets to wake up to this sight every day makes him one lucky SOB. As simple as the bathing suit combo is, there is an innocent sexiness that exudes from Kate Bock.
Sure he was fortunate to leave a losing situation in Minnesota and join a powerful Cavaliers team that would play in two straight NBA Finals (he was injured for the first of three) after failing to even reach the playoffs during his six years with the Timberwolves. Sure his stats aren’t as impressive as they were when he was “the man” with the T-Wolves, but hooking up with Canadian born Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model more than makes up for the fact that he has had to play the third musketeer to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
With Irving now in Boston, Love moves up the ladder on the Cavs depth chart on the court, but off the court he’s definitely the king.
7. BRITTANY RENNER (BEN SIMMONS)
There are a lot of lofty expectations placed on the former number one overall pick in the NBA Draft. Not only does Ben Simmons have the City of Brotherly Love looking at him to be one of the main components of the rejuvenation of the Philadelphia 76’ers, but the stereotype of a star athlete is to have a smoking hot dime piece on his side. Well, Renner certainly fills that role.
As a social media star (whatever that is), Renner has a massive Instagram following and judging by the superb bubble on her booty, there is justifiable reason to add her to your list of “following”. While she defines herself as a fitness model and an aspiring actress, Renner is best known for her daily posts of her well put together frame. There are a lot of misinterpreted and misunderstood stories started by and about Renner, but who are we to judge what kind of person she is on the inside, when we are clearly judging what kind of person she is on the outside.
6. TEYANA TAYLOR (IMAN SHUMPERT)
When Kanye West dropped his video for Fade during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Teyana Taylor finally became a household name. You would have to believe that after that steamy performance that millions of viewers rushed to their computers, tablets, phones to “research” who exactly the 26 year old Harlem native is.
Sadly for all those who put Taylor into their mental Rolodex, the fact that her then fiance, now husband Iman Shumpert also appeared in the same video pretty much crushed a lot of fantasies about the multi-talented beauty who spent a good portion of the video scantily clad and well oiled up. Not a bad pick up for a role playing NBA Champion. And for those who find a full pair of coveralls and a walking boot sexy, check out Taylor’s recent performance at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors awards.
5. ASHLEE PARKINSON (BRANDON RUSH)
In terms of “Not So PG” pics, this one is pretty PG, but for some the subtle exposure of upper body skin made visible by her tank top gives reason to add Parkinson to this list. That and the extra full lips and eyes that you can get completely lost in. Sometimes more is actually better than less!
There isn’t a lot of pictures or information about Brandon Rush’s better half, who he recently tied the knot with, other than the fact that she is the mother to their two kids (prior to their wedding). Sharing a life with a nine year NBA veteran, who is on his fifth team in nine years (he had two separate stints with the Golden State Warriors), Parkinson is one of the rare NBA WAGS that stays out of the spotlight.
4. VIVIANA ORTIZ (JJ BAREA)
Now how JJ Barea managed to score this stunning Puerto Rican beauty is beyond belief. We’re not saying that JJ doesn’t have game, he’s proved that time and time again both overseas and in the NBA, but really?!! Looking at this gorgeous human’s Instagramaccount, the player deserves major credit for landing her.
After a three year sabbatical from the Dallas Mavericks in which he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a free agent midway through his career, Barea returned to Big D as a key part of their second unit. As for his wife, the former Miss Puerto Rico has been by his side since 2013 and doesn’t appear to have much of a problem that her husband is a career back up point guard. Hey an NBA Championship ring goes a long way!
3. JESSYKA JANSHEL (JAMES HARDEN)
The best thing about this picture is the fact that Janshel seems to be missing pants…. After hooking up with Khloe Kardashian for a cup of coffee, The Beard has since moved on to the 26 year old social media model.
While Janshel obviously isn’t shy (check out her Instagram page for more stunning pics), she appears to be less of a circus than the Kardashian family runs. Maybe the somewhat secret relationship that Janshel and Harden have part of the reason for his career season last year as he was able to focus more on the court than on having his name as part of a tabloid story. However, judging by the body proportion of the Houston native, maybe she is a distant relative to the Kardashian clan?
2. STEFANIE GAZMIN (CORY JOSEPH)
It doesn’t matter that this picture is a couple of jerseys old, being that Gazmin’s boyfriend Cory Joseph now plays for the Indiana Pacers, the off the shoulder look more than makes up for the retro jersey choice. What’s equally great about this pic, is the fact that Gazmin is the second Canadian on this list of stunning NBA WAGS.
Although he has been mostly a role player for both the San Antonio Spurs and his hometown (and her’s two, both are from Ontario) Toronto Raptors, Joseph has been able to provide each team with some quality back up point guard minutes and has seen his production line increase each and every season of his six year NBA career. As for Gazmin, there is about as much public information about Joseph’s girlfriend for the past five years as there appears to be clothing under his jersey.
1. ALAINA ANDERSON (DERRICK ROSE)
Oh to be a shadow! Or Derrick Rose. Either one will do in the case of the skimpy bikini pic of Alaina Anderson. After being traded from the basement dwelling Knicks to the heavily favored three-peat Eastern Conference Champions, it looks like D. Rose will be able to chase that elusive ring, NBA Championship ring that is without having to carry a franchise.
Although they have known each other for a few years now (both being from Chicago), Anderson and Rose officially became a couple just over a year ago. One has to believe that the Instagram model will probably be as elated as her boyfriend that he is out of the drama that is the New York Knicks franchise. While Anderson has been rumored to have homes in Chicago, New York and LA for her modelling gigs, chances are she will join Rose in Cleveland this year, her bikinis may be staying in LA for the winter.