A week ago HoopsVibe set out to find the NBA's 25 hottest wives and girlfriends from our gallery of 500+ images, and the process turned out to be harder than we expected. After consulting a panel evenly split between men and women, conducting a few polls and shuffling the order a few dozen times, though, we finally settled on the list below. Read, enjoy, then get involved in the discussion by leaving your comment at the bottom of the page. Let's get right into it.
Once again, Royce Reed is at the center of the Basketball Wives drama, this time without even being present. When Royce still hasn't made an appearance at Evelyn Lozada's 34th birthday party a full two hours after it started, Jennifer Williams starts to get a little testy. Shaunie O'Neal's friend Rashidah Ali calls her out and a tense moment ensues. Check the clip out to see exactly what goes down.
After an interesting opening episode, I was wondering what mischief the women of VH1's Basketball Wives would find themselves in for the second show. Well, in the clip below the action turns to the preparations for Evelyn Lozada's 34th birthday party, which doubles as an independence party acknowledging the end of her ten-year relationship with Antoine Walker. She and her event planner visit different spots as they decide on a venue, but the real quandary concerns whether or not to invite Royce Reed, who in the previous episode embarrassed the other basketball wives with her dancing.
The problems are still piling up for Allen Iverson. After splitting from the Philadelphia 76ers and divorcing wife Tawanna Iverson, you couldn't blame AI for acting a little out of character. Reports hit the gossip pages suggesting that Iverson had something of a drinking problem and that his gambling behavior had resulted in his being banned from several casinos. The purchase of a $4.5 million house seemed to confirm the split from Tawanna, and since then we've heard very little from the former NBA MVP.
After Greg Oden's doodle and George Hill's wang showed up online, I thought we'd seen the last of NBA dong for a while. Nuh-uh. Yet again a poor decision made about a year back has resulted in someone's junk being exposed to the world. In this case, the baller in question is Dorell Wright, small forward for the Miami Heat. After his girlfriend and baby mother Mia Lee posted a tweet in reference to Wright, a groupie and former hook-up responded by posting the compromising images that have put the 6'9" three in an embarrassing spot. In the photos, Wright can be seen exposing himself during an online chat session.
Things aren't going well for Allen Iverson right now. Two of the major elements of his life over the past ten years, the Philadelphia 76ers and wife Tawanna Iverson, have called things off with the diminutive guard in the past couple of weeks. While Stephen A. Smith claims the former MVP has turned to gambling and alcohol to drown his sorrows, AI had enough cash left over to drop a cool $4.5 million on a pad in an ultra-rich suburb of Atlanta, his summer hometown.
With the debate over Wilt Chamberlain's claim to have slept with over 20,000 women still raging, we hear from former NBA player Winston Bennett that he would regularly take over ninety women to bed in a month.
“Three or four women in one day was typical for me. It was like a drug. I had to have more.”
In his first proper interview with the media since the gun fiasco that saw him suspended for the season Gilbert Arenas opens up on all manner of matters. The full interview with Esquire is interesting, but in particular the detail that he once owned 400-500 guns that he bought from a collector in his seventies is striking. Here's the excerpt:
It has long been thought that the only player who could challenge Ron Artest's craziness was former NBA player Dennis Rodman. Artest has finally taken the final step to emulating The Worm. We told you yesterday that he was dying it, but here's the finished product.
Things just keep getting worse for Allen Iverson. AI has struggled on the court, moved through multiple teams and recently left the 76ers to tend to his unwell daughter Messiah in Atlanta. Well, it turns out that the same day that he parted ways with Philly he also began the process of splitting from his wife. Tawanna Iverson, who has been married to Allen for eight years, filed for divorce in the Fulton County Superior Court Tuesday, stating that their marriage was "irretrievably broken". Tawanna is also seeking temporary and permanent custody of their five children, who range in age from 17 months to 15 years.
Could the breakdown of his marriage have contributed to Iverson's decision to call it quits on the season? Will the stress of parting from the mother of his kids ultimately lead to his retirement from the NBA? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Fresh from the TMI files comes another of KK's discussions of her definitely-not-a-publicity-stunt marriage to the Candyman. Now it transpires that while Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom aren't planning children, Khloé isn't using the Pill either.
"We're just being a healthy married young couple. I'm not sitting here staring at an ovulation calendar. I'm not saying to Lamar, 'Okay, it's time, let's go!' Yes, I'm not on the Pill, but people stir my words around."
When you stop playing defense, doesn't that imply that you're trying for a baby? Is this the way people who like surprises plan a family? If you know, please inform us.
Somebody gave a video camera to music producer/freelance leprechaun Jermaine Dupri, and the handsome little guy used it to record a series of video segments detailing his post-Janet Jackson existence as a dude with a decent amount of money. Naturally, his baller lifestyle took him to All-Star Weekend 2010 in Dallas, where he ran into the inimitable Shaquille O'Neal. As always, the big guy only needed a chance to talk and entertainment flowed forth from his general direction. If you want to skip ahead, the big guy shows up a little after the 3:20 mark.
Kenya Bell is, by all accounts, a very intelligent woman. She may have a little too much free time on her hands, though.
The former Miss Michigan and wife of Milwaukee guard Charlie Bell has loaded only a few videos to her YouTube page (one of which is private but looks fascinating), but so far they're quite, how you say, entertaining. Just watch them. Please.
There are smart ways to spend your money, and there are dumb ways. Then there's this. Marquis Daniels, no-time All-Star and current 6.2 ppg bench player for the Boston Celtics, felt it appropriate to order a pendant made in the likeness of his head, covered in diamonds. No foolin'.
Apparently, this is the time of year when NBA exes leak cellphone camera snaps of their former baller boyfriends to the public. Greg Oden's doodle was the first to hit the web, and now we discover that George Hill, reserve point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, has also made an appearance online in his birthday suit.
It's not quite the same this time, though. It's worse. Much worse.
Khloé Kardashian has a plan to keep Lamar Odom faithful on road trips. That plan, as you may have guessed already, is terrible. It is in a scene in her soul-crushingly dull reality TV show that we discover that the largest of all the known Kardashians has taken a break in her studies on Quantum Theory to formulate a scheme to make sure her new hubby doesn't stray when the Lakers are playing away from Staples.
If you haven't heard stories of epic debauchery from NBA locker rooms, you haven't been listening hard enough. The difference between those mythical tales and this one, however, is that here the events are practically confirmed by a very, very reliable source. In Roland Lazenby's new book "Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon", West practically confirms some of the shenanigans that took place in the locker room of the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s.
Fans of HoopsVibe will know the name Siohvaughn Funches (pictures here and here) by now. The ex-wife of Dwyane Wade popped up in the gossip section here a couple of times, most recently when she accused Dwyane of giving her an STD, and subsequently when Flash sued her for the allegation.
Retirement may be dull for some folks, but life doesn't look too bad for Michael Jordan right now. Not only is the GOAT free to roam the world in search of sun, sea and golf, but he has a pretty pleasant situation at home in Miami. Throw in a gorgeous girlfriend in Yvette Prieto and a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and MJ is the envy of most men on the planet.
Odd title, I know, and the story itself doesn't make much more sense.
(From left, Shannon Allen (wife of Ray Allen), Vanity Perkins (wife of Kendrick Perkins) Charlsie House (wife of Eddie House) and Lloren Cook (girlfriend of Leon Powe.))
Here, in short, are the details:
- Charlsie House, wife of Boston Celtics guard Eddie House, was in attendance for the Suns' win over Gang Green on December 30.
- Brandon Laird shouted derogatory remarks at Charlsie House before allegedly taking a swing at one of the other women in the lounge.
- A brawl broke out, resulting in the arrest of two MLB players for scrapping with security guards at the U.S. Airways Arena. Those two were brothers Brandon and Gerald Laird and Brandon Laird, the former a catcher for the Detroit Tigers and the latter a prospect for the New York Yankees.
- The Lairds' uncle was also arrested.
- When pressed for more information surrounding the affairs of that evening, Charlsie House also claimed that the grandfather of the two Lairds touched her inappropriately.
Classy folks, those Lairds.
After receiving an an apology ring for Kobe Bryant's transgressions valued at over $4 million, it's no wonder the first lady of the Lakers developed a taste for expensive jewelry. When Vanessa Bryant visited the home of the first lady of the United States, then, she had to break out something a little special. That came in the form of a Rolex Oyster watch costing over $51,000. That may sound a little pricey initially, but you can't overpay for luxury, right?
With a frame that would serve her well in the NFL and a smile that causes my testicles to retreat to my abdominal cavity for safety, you'd hope that Double-K would at least have the good sense to keep herself clean. Unfortunately, we now know that in her totally-not-phony marriage, she ranks second on the personal hygiene leaderboard. We are aware of this fact because Khloé Kardashian herself confessed to OK! Magazine that husband Lamar Odom is cleaner than she. To up the creep factor, she also added this horrifying detail:
"[Lamar Odom] is constantly cleaning down there."
Did anybody else wonder why the Mavericks were without their HOFer-to-be point guard for Sunday's ruthless spanking of the Knickerbockers? Nor did I. Still, it transpires that Jason Kidd missed the game to support girlfriend Porschla Coleman during the birth of his fifth child. Evidently the relationship between Kidd and Coleman, who were first spotted together at a charity function hosted by LeBron James, moved quicker than they were letting on.
So what does a seven-footer do when he's out for the season - again - with an injury that could hamper his long-term potential? If you're Greg Oden, apparently you take and distribute MySpace-style photos of yourself in the mirror. Nude.
Dwight Howard may have come under fire lately for his inconsistent production, but the former Sprite Slam Dunk champion obviously hasn't lost his sense of humour. Prompted by Ernie Johnson, D12 happily breaks out his Charles Barkley impersonation to the amusement of the TNT crew. Check out the clip below and let us know if you think Dwight Howard's Charles Barkley impersonation hit the target or if, like Howard's face-up game, it needs a little work.
Dwyane and his wife Siohvaughn welcomed the latest addition to the Wade family. Zion Malachi Airamis Wade was born on Tuesday, May 29,2007 at 8:45 p.m. CT in Chicago.
Shaunie O'Neal, producer of VH1's Basketball Wives (see pictures of the ladies here) and ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal, apparently isn't getting along so well with the big fella. Diesel was already mad that Shaunie was snapped with her new boyfriend Marlon Yates, and the television series prompted him to seek an injunction halting its production. The basis for that legal maneuver was a "non-disparagement" clause in Shaunie and Shaq's divorce agreement which prohibits either of the former couple making negative comments about the other.
Many internet sources recently rumored Kobe Bryant to be about to file for divorce and separate from his wife Vanessa Bryant.