NBA players are known for their star power, as are very attractive women. There are a couple big players in the league with very attractive wives, players like Steph Curry and LeBron James. It makes sense that they have such attractive wives, because they have such a demanded and a well-rounded set of skills that they have brought to the table. There are, however, some players in the league who it doesn't make sense that they have such hot girlfriends or wives. These players are really bad, fading in their career, or just have not been in the league long enough to be considered great. One of them has not even seen a minute of play time. Yet they managed to bag these dimes all the same. The women in this list range anywhere from being globally renown to just simply being high school sweethearts. Here are the top 15 players in the league who don't play well, but date well.
16 15. Brandon Rush and Ashlee Parkinson
Brandon rush in a nine-year veteran in the NBA. There were very high hopes for him coming out of college and I believe most people are surprised he is even in the NBA today. On his career he is averaging; 6.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assist. He has played on five different teams in his career. This year he is a backup guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has won an NBA championship, or should I say he rode the bench on Steph Curry’s coat tails, playing in only three games during the entirety of the playoffs. Playing an average of two minutes. His game is very clearly sub-par. Yet he bagged Ashlee Parkinson. She is from Indiana and a model. Ashlee and Brandon have two kids together and are going strong to this day.
15 14. Bismack Biyombo and Ana Ledesma
Bismack Biyombo is the latest in moves that the Magic made that has not panned out. After having a pretty average playoff run, the magic thought it wise to give him a very big contract and they are going to be paying for that one for at least 2 years unless they wise up and trade him. On the season he is averaging 6.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.0 block. Nothing jaw dropping or spectacular in nature. He has no career achievements to hang his hat on at all. How he landed a girl like Ana Ledesma is beyond me. She is a Los Angles based model. Ana is a fitness fanatic and most importantly, a cancer survivor! More power to her.
14 13. Julius Randle and Kendra Shaw
Julius Randle has only been in the NBA for three years. Although his first season was ended quite early, less than 14-minutes into his first game, he broke his right leg. That being said he has so far averaged 12.2 points and 9.4 rebounds in his career. He has the potential to be a very good player as he got multiple triple-doubles on the year, yet he has not developed his game to reflect anything of the girl that he has bagged. Kendra Shaw is literally dynamite. Kendra was a Miss Kentucky teen USA contestant and studied fashion merchandise at the University of Kentucky. They met during his lone season at Kentucky and have been dating ever since. They got engaged in the summer of 2016 and had their first child that December.
13 12. Devin Harris and Meghan Allen
Devein Harris is currently on the Dallas Mavericks as a backup guard. The biggest highlight of his career was making the All-Star team in 2009. Besides that, he has primarily been a backup for his 13-year career. This season he is averaging 6.7 points, 2.1 assists, and 2.0 rebounds. A quick fun fact is that he owns over 400 pairs of sneakers, making him one of the NBA’s biggest sneakerheads. Yet somehow Devin Harris, of all people, is dating Meghan Allen. Meghan is known for a few things, one of which is in 2004 she was a contestant on Fear Factor. More prominently, in January 2008 She was Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Month. Devin and Meghan are now married and have a daughter together.
12 11. Andrew Wiggins and Alex Reid
Andrew Wiggins has only been in the league for three years. He was the Rookie of the Year in 2015. This means he has a lot of potential to be a great player. He has even averaged 20.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on his career. These are very good numbers no matter how long you have been in the league. However, since he has only been in the league for three years, I am willing to put him on the list, because he can fall off at any time. He just hasn’t collected enough hardware to date a girl as hot as Alex Reid. Wiggins and Reid met during Wiggins loan season with the Jayhawks. She is a singer and songwriter and a part-time model. They were dating before he got into the league and three years later they are still going strong.
11 10. Tony Parker and Axelle Francine
Tony Parker will not get a beating over his head from this article. Tony Parker is historically a very good player. He has won four championships, is a finals MVP, six-time All-Star and three-time all-NBA second team. Tony Parker is on this list because he is a shell of his former self and is dating a very attractive woman in Axelle. This season he has averages of 10 points, 5.0 assists, and 2.0 rebounds. All are huge drop-offs of the man he used to be. Axelle Francine is a French Journalist. Tony and Axelle began dating in 2011. In 2013 they were engaged to be married. Finally, in 2014, they were married. They now have two kids together and are going very strong.
10 9. Cory Joseph and Stefanie Gazmin
Cory Joseph is currently the backup point guard for the Toronto Raptors. Cory has spent his entire career as a bench player. He does have a championship to his name but it is hardly because of him the Spurs won it. During the series, he averaged 3.0 points and half an assist and rebound. Just really bad numbers. On his career, he averages 6.8 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds, nothing to be at all proud of. Although, he did make the All-NBA D-League Second team, so maybe he got a ribbon for that. Cory and Stefanie have been dating for quite some time now. Cory and Stefanie are both from Canada so it is only fitting that Cory made his way back to Canada to play. They are still dating to this day, just ask her to marry you, Cory!
9 8. Zach LaVine and Hunter Mar
Zach LaVine is currently in his third BA season. He is an NBA Dunk Contest Champion and that is the total of his accomplishments. This year he only played in half the games before an injury made him miss the rest of the games. His career averages are 13.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. His points have indeed jumped dramatically each year, but with an injury like this, he is without a doubt at risk to reinjure it at anytime. I fear he will turn out to be like Derrick Rose without the success he had to start his career. The two are high school sweethearts! That is such a rare thing to see in today’s culture. Hunter has managed to maintain a fairly low-profile as she dates Zach LaVine.
8 7. Serge Ibaka and Keri Hilson
Serge Ibaka is a player who had a lot of potential early on but never seemed to blossom into the All-Star that he could have been. He was such a defensive threat. He was the block leader for the NBA in 2012 (3.7) and 2013( 3.0). Besides that he has not had a very great career, averaging 12 points, 7.3 rebounds, and an impressive 2.5 blocks. He was traded in the off-season to the magic, where they were supposed to lean on him to become a playoff contender. He was finally given the chance to lead a team, to be its backbone, and he got traded away. Showing his true potential as a role player and no more. Keri Hilson is an R&B star. She made quite a name for herself in the business and is now a music producer. Her and Ibaka have since broken up.
7 6. J.J. Barea and Viviana Ortiz
J.J. Barea has been in the NBA since 2006, where he was signed as an undrafted free agent to the Dallas Mavericks. Since that date, he has been a backup guard to anyone else on the team. In his 11-year career, he has won a championship. Well, he was on the Mavericks when they won the championship. He was not much help for it. On his career, he has averaged 8.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.0 rebounds. Viviana Ortiz Pastrana is a Puerto Rican actress, model, and beauty pageant. She was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico in 2011 and has been in a relationship with NBA star Jose Juan Barea since 2013. They were married in 2016 and have one child together.
5 5. DeAndre Jordan and Amber Alvarez
DeAndre Joran is the starting center for the Los Angeles Clippers. I do not think he is all that people believe him to be. I think he is more of a man of opportunity than skill. He has been in the NBA since 2008 where he was drafted by the Clippers and where he still is. On his career, he is averaging 9.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks. The statistics here do not tell the whole story though. For his first five seasons, he was only averaging around 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds. There is nothing spectacular about these numbers. It was not until Blake Griffin and Chris Paul came to town, here is the opportunity, that his numbers took a bump. Jordan is not a good player, he catches lobs. He should be sure to send Chris Paul a huge gift basket. Amber Alvarez, on the other hand, is a model, and she started at the young age of 16 from Dallas, Texas. She has been very successful in her model career to date. Jordan and Alvarez are still dating today.
4 4. Trey Burke III and De’Monique “Day Day” Chenault
Trey Burke is a point guard who was drafted in the miserable year of 2013. This is the year that Anthony Bennett was taken first overall, and the only notable great player from this draft is The Greek Freak. In the four-years in the league he has averages of 10.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists. It also seems the longer he is in the league, the worse he gets. He went from averaging 12.8 points in his first year, to 5.0 points this year. In his first year he started in 68 different games and this year he only played in 57 games, he started zero of them. This is not a very good player, but still he is on an NBA team all the same. Day Day is now Trey’s wife. They met in high school and have stayed together ever since. Day Day has not done anything of note in the public but is a very supportive wife to Trey. They also have a baby together.
3 3. Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian
Tristan Thompson is not a very good player. He very well maybe the best offensive rebounder in the game but he does not have much else going for him. He is just another player in a Cavs jersey. He has been in the league since 2011. In that span of time, he has averages of 9.4 points 8.6 rebounds and less than one block. He did earn a championship with the Cavs in 2016. However, to get a Kardashian is not easy to do. Khloe is knowing for his numerous T.V. reality shows primarily. She and her sister, Kim, have also gotten involved in the fashion industry. Khloe and Tristian started dating before the 2016 basketball season. They are still going strong, but if Tristian has any belief in the Kardashian curse, he should end things before the Finals begin.
2 2. Ben Simmons and Brittany Renner
Ben Simmons has not even played a minute of NBA basketball. He was highly touted coming into the league, but has nothing to show for it yet. But starting your career with a season-ending injury has not shown very highly of where you will make it in the league. I am drawing comparisons to players such as Greg Oden and Sam bowie. Even Joel Embiidd, who missed two full seasons, could only last half a season before getting injured again. Things are not looking good for his future based on this. Brittany Renner the Instagram model. There is not much else her besides that, but she does have a history with athletes. As she dated and claimed that Colin Kaepernick was the father to her child. They started dating in the 2016 offseason and are still believe to be together.
1 1. Boban Marjanovic and Milica Krstic
Boban Marjanovic has officially won the lottery. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015 for the San Antonio Spurs. Now he plays for the Detroit Pistons, both serving as a backup. In his two seasons in the NBA, he has averaged a pitiful 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. He has no NBA hardware, although he does have multiple overseas accolades. Like for instance, his is a three-time MVP for the Serbian Super League. All that being said, his NBA play has been bad, with only flashes of success. He is nothing but a sub-par player in the NBA. His wife, on the other hand, Milica Krstic, is a very attractive woman. They began dating in 2008 and were finally married in 2014, twice. They had two ceremonies for their wedding. One on the beaches in Mexico on July 3. The other in Serbia on July 13th. They even have 2 kids together. Way to go Boban.
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