Thursday , Apr , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

The NBA’s 25 Hottest Wives and Girlfriends

The women that run the NBA from the inside out.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: These are the hottest of the hot.

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.

1. Hope Dworaczyk

Hope Dworaczyk

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She's the ex-girlfriend of Jason Kidd, and at one point was rumored to be pregnant with his child.

What's her deal?
Hope Dworaczyk was named Miss Teen Texas in 2000 and won Playboy's 55th Anniversary Playmate search, making her Miss April 2009. She appeared on the cover of that issue with Seth Rogen, and has also appeared with Jason Kidd's Mavericks jersey painted on her body.

 

2. Adriana Lima

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She's the wife of Marko Jaric of the Minnesota Timberwolves and they have a daughter together, Valentina Lima Jaric.

What's her deal?
Brazilian Adriana Lima is a Victoria's Secret Angel and one of the highest-paid models in the world. She has also appeared as a spokesmodel for Maybelline and has dabbled in acting. She famously claimed to be opposed to premarital sex and maintained that she was a virgin until her marriage to Jaric.

 

3. Gabrielle Union

6th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon held at the Beverly Hills hotel

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She's Dwyane Wade's girlfriend and dated Jason Kidd in high school.

What's her deal?
Gabrielle Union is a model-turned-actress, with appearances in moves such as Love & Basketball, Bring it On and Bad Boys II. As a sixteen-year-old she dated Jason Kidd, who dumped her in front of her father after a game. Like Kidd, she played point guard in high school.

 

4. Elsa Benitez

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She was married to Rony Seikaly from 1999-2005.

What's her deal?
Elsa Benitez is a Mexican model who has appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines, including Vogue, ELLE and Sports Illustrated. She is currently the host of Mexico's Next Top Model.

 

5. Lauren London

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She's the ex-girlfriend of Baron Davis.

What's her deal?
Lauren London got her break as a video girl and reportedly dated Pharrell Williams after appearing in four of his videos. She gave birth to Lil' Wayne's son in late 2009. 

 

6. Brandi Garnett

2004 ESPY Awards - Red Carpet

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She's the wife of Kevin Garnett

What's her deal?
The former Brandi Padilla married Kevin Garnett in 2004, with K.G. skipping the 2004 Olympics for the ceremony. Her sister is married to music producer Jimmy Jam.

 

7. Porschla Coleman

Porschla Coleman, Jason Kidd

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She is the mother of Jason Kidd's child.

What's her deal?
Porschla Coleman is a model who previously dated fellow vegan Russell Simmons. She and Jason Kidd first appeared in public at a charity event hosted by LeBron James, and in January 2010 she gave birth to Jason Kidd's child.

 

8. Vanessa Bryant

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She's the wife of Kobe Bryant.

What's her deal?
She met the 21-year-old Kobe at the age of 17 when she was working as a back-up dancer in a video for The Eastsidaz while Kobe was working on his ill-fated rap album in the same studio. They became engaged six months later and were married in 2001, although neither Kobe's parents nor his two sisters attended the ceremony. Kobe famously gave her a $4 million ring after admitting to being unfaithful to her with Katelyn Faber.

 

9. Meghan Allen

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She's the girlfriend of Devin Harris

What's her deal?
Meghan Allen first came to the public's attention as a contestant on reality TV show Momma's Boy and eight episodes of the couples edition of Fear Factor with her future fiancé, whom she left when he impregnated another woman a month before their wedding. Now a Playboy bunny, she met Devin Harris while working as a bartender in Dallas and revealed their relationship on Howard Stern's radio show.

 

10. Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer Freeman

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She's the wife of Earl Watson.

What's her deal?
Jennifer Freeman is an L.A.-born actress best known for playing Claire Kyle on Damon Wayans' My Wife and Kids and as a spokesmodel for Neutrogena. She first met Earl Watson at a summer barbecue, although the two crossed paths several more times before beginning to date. They married on May 16, 2009 at the home of Ed. Weinberger, a producer for The Cosby Show and Earl's godfather. She gave birth to their first child, Isabella Amour Watson, in October 2009.

 

11. Seneca Shahara Brand

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She's the wife of Elton Brand.

What's her deal?
Seneca Shahara Brand met her future husband as a student of Duke University when he visited the campus on a recruiting trip. He proposed to Seneca during a beach picnic in Los Cabos, Mexico by having a plane fly overheard with a banner reading "WILL YOU MARRY ME SENECA?". In 2006 she appeared as "Nurse #2" in the Christian Bale movie Rescue Dawn.

 

12. Aleka Kamila

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She's the wife of Peja Stojakovic.

What's her deal?
Despite the claims of pornstar Sienna West that she slept with Peja, Greek model Aleka Kamila remains married to Stojakovic, with whom she has two children.

 

13. Silvia López Castro

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She's the fiancée of Pau Gasol.

What's her deal?
Silvia López Castro currently lives with, and is engaged to, Pau Gasol, a fellow native of Galicia, Spain. She is a cheerleader for Dream Cheers, a dance troupe that performs at sporting events across Europe.

14. Yvette Prieto

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She's the girlfriend of Michael Jordan.

What's her deal?
Yvette Prieto is a Cuban model currently living in Miami with Michael Jordan. She previously dated singer Julio Iglesias, Jr.

15. Eva Longoria Parker

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She's the wife of Tony Parker.

What's her deal?
Eva Longoria is best know for her role as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives.  Formerly married to Tyler Christopher, with whom she appeared in General Hospital, she plans to move to Paris with Tony Parker once Desperate Housewives ends and Parker retires from basketball.

 

16. Sabina Gadecki

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She's the girlfriend of David Lee.

What's her deal?
Sabina Gadecki is a model and former Miss Western Massachusetts. She hosted World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel and as an actress has made appearances in episodes of White Collar and Law and Order.

17. Amelia Vega

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She dated Al Horford.

What's her deal?
Amelia Vega was the first Dominican woman ever to be named Miss Universe. She has appeared as a singer with uncle Juan Luis Guerra in Madison Square Garden and the American Airlines Arena and made a cameo in the movie Homie Spumoni with Donald Faison and Whoopi Goldberg.

18. Ada de la Cruz

Ada Aimee De La Cruz

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She dated Al Horford.

What's her deal?
Ada de la Cruz has more in common with Amelia Vega than just Al Horford. She too is a former Miss Dominican Republic, although she failed to win the Miss Universe competition, taking first runner-up in 2009. She is known as "Dominican Cinderella" by her home country's media due to her poor upbringing.

 

19. Masha Kirilenko

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She's the wife of Andrei Kirilenko

What's her deal?
Masha Kirilenko was born in Latvia and studied in London before returning to her childhood home in Moscow. She met Andrei Kirilenko while working for a sports marketing firm which had just struck a deal with Nike, his sponsor. Masha and Andrei married in 2001, the year in which she recorded an album and scored a number one hit in Russia. She allows Andrei to sleep with another woman once each year, although he has never taken her up on the offer.

 

20. Shannon Walker Allen

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She's the wife of Ray Allen.

What's her deal?
Shannon Allen, née Shannon Walker Williams, is a former actress who made a minor appearance in Spike Lee's Bamboozled and showed up in two episodes of Blue's Clues. She and Ray, who married in 2008, have three children together.

21. Brandi Maxiell

Jason Maxiell and Brandi Maxiell

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She's the wife of Jason Maxiell.

What's her deal?
Brandi Maxiell, née Duncan, has been with Jason for many years, although they didn't marry until 2009. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, and when she went bald during her chemotherapy treatments Jason shaved his head in solidarity. She later made a full recovery. The couple went to Africa as part of the "NBA Cares" program for their honeymoon.

22. Lisette Gadzuric

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She's the wife of Dan Gadzuric.

What's her deal?
Lisette Gadzuric is a part-time model and fashionista who started a charitable foundation with husband Dan that distributes donated prom dresses to underprivileged girls. She and Dan have two children, Emiliano and Ahtziri.

23. Gloria Govan

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She's the fiancée of Matt Barnes and the mother of his twins.

What's her deal?
Gloria Govan, set to marry Matt Barnes in July, is currently appearing on VH1's Basketball Wives. While Gloria herself has managed to steer clear of drama, her older sister Laura was at the center of a scandal when she slept with Shaquille O'Neal while she was engaged to Gilbert Arenas and he was still married to Shaunie O'Neal, another of the women featured on Basketball Wives.

 

24. Kenya Bell

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She's the wife of Charlie Bell.

What's her deal?
Kenya Bell was named Miss Michigan 2001 and finished in the top ten in the Miss USA competition. She has modeled for Ford and was once in a singing group called "Odyssey".

25. Amanda Altschuler

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She's the girlfriend of Wayne Ellington.

What's her deal?
Amanda Altschuler is an aspiring model who met Wayne Ellington while a student at Drexel University. On the days leading up to the NBA draft, Ellington expressed a desire to be picked by the Philadelphia 76ers so that he could stay close to his girlfriend. 

So that's the list. Who did we miss? Did we get the rankings right? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Photo Credit: WENN, Getty Images, LaurenLondon Instagram, Sabina Gadecki Twitter, Kenya Bell Instagram, Lisette Gadzuric Instagram. 

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