Every June, a brand new class of future All-Stars enters the NBA in the annual NBA Draft. Most players have spent the last few months preparing for their name to be called by the league’s commissioner with most of them already having a good idea of where they are going to spend at least the next four years of their basketball career.
It is one of the most important moments for a young NBA prospect because this is one of the only things you can experience only once so most of them prepare for it like it’s the Senior Prom.
From the suits to the jewelry, almost all of the NBA rookies are decked out from head to toe in the latest fashions and styles. They understand that these pictures are going to last forever and in ten years, they want to be proud of looking back on this night as if they truly soaked up every second they could.
Following the draft, a rookie begins training camp followed by the preseason before finally getting started with his rookie campaign. He will sign a nice contract somewhere in between as well, possibly some endorsements too. He will, and this is the most important part of a rookie’s first year in the NBA, find himself a WAG or upgrade his existing one because, let’s face it, the money and popularity is now exploding into fame. These kids are becoming celebrities and the women are flocking towards them, left and right.
Let’s take a look at some of the NBA’s hottest WAGs from player’s rookie seasons. (The first WAG of their NBA career for some of them.)
15 Erin Barry (Ex-Wife of Brent Barry)
Prior to the Tony Parker incident, Brent and Erin Barry were a happily married couple for nearly 13 years. He entered the league during the 1995-96 season and she was by his side for the entire ride. The couple had two kids and were one of the more concrete relationships in the NBA, a model couple that other future basketball players could learn from.
Everything was working out for the couple until she met Tony Parker not long after Brent Barry got to San Antonio.
Erin Barry denies ever having cheated on Brent with his teammate but Tony Parker admitted to sexting with her, just never sleeping with her. He saw nothing wrong in it but it is the apparent reason for the end of the once strong and successful marriage.
14 Milica Marjanovic (Wife of Boban Marjanovic)
After spending just one season in San Antonio, Boban Marjanovic, who might have learned a thing or two about being married and having Tony Parker as a teammate, has now signed with the Detroit Pistons for $21 million over three-years.
Boban is a giant beast of a man, standing 7'3," almost three feet taller than his tiny little Serbian wife, Milica, who is a smokeshow of a WAG, if there ever was one.
He has become one of the fan favorites around the NBA because he is such a huge man that has less than high quality looks yet somehow landed one of the sexiest new WAGs in the NBA in Milica. The Serbian couple have been together long before the NBA came calling so expect this one to last.
13 Joumana Kidd (Ex-Wife of Jason Kidd)
Before Joumana and Jason Kidd got divorced in 2007, the world saw them as a perfectly happy couple and remained that way for almost their entire marriage. No one expected the truth to reveal a darker side to the entire story, especially for one of the NBA's all-time greatest Point Guards, Jason Kidd.
Both sides are at fault for this divorce, according to the many things they have each said about one another, but Joumana spoke to the New York Daily News back in 2012 about the truth and showed us another side of Jason no one was expecting.
According to Joumana, Jason allegedly, "carried on affairs with strippers, drank excessively, and beat her." In fact, he was arrested for an incident in 2001 where he did strike her in the jaw.
It just goes to show, you cannot always believe what you see in the media.
12 Ayesha Curry (Wife of Stephen Curry)
Forget about Erin Barry's alleged sexting with Tony Parker while both were married or the fact that Jason Kidd beat his wife in 2001 for a second. This is not the norm for NBA relationships, those are the few bad apples.
Ayesha and Stephen Curry are a refreshingly positive and hot, young couple that have become two of the biggest names in basketball.
She has become a media darling and is now a celebrity chef, as well as actress, designer, and all-around amazing wife to the NBA's two-time MVP. Sure, she had a bit of a meltdown after Game 6 of the NBA Finals last summer, but who can blame her? She was sad about her husband losing the NBA title.
The fans might not be very excited about her outrageous Twitter breakdown but they will come back around, and so will she.
11 Hunter Mar (Girlfriend of Zach LaVine)
Long before he was winning the NBA Dunk contest, Zach LaVine was dunking in a UCLA Bruins uniform in 2014. He came out of high school as the top-rated Shooting Guard before deciding to take his game to UCLA.
He was part of the one and done strategy and after his Freshman season in California, he declared himself eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft where he was drafted in the first round, 13th overall.
Shortly after he became a hero during the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, a name started to surface, it was his girlfriend's Hunter Mar. The super sexy former soccer star at Seattle University had been kept a secret until then. The couple had been dating since high school and remain together today.
10 Lindsay Davis (Girlfriend of Omer Asik)
Omer Asik is a mysterious man. He showed up from Bursa, Turkey after being drafted in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers but was traded to the Chicago Bulls right away. It took him two years to make his NBA debut during the 2010 season.
He spent the first two years of his NBA career in Chicago, followed by two more in Houston, before landing in New Orleans where he remains today.
Somewhere along the way he started dating the mysterious model, Lindsay Davis. The two mysterious lovers kept their relationship under the table and made very few appearances since they began dating. In fact, we still can't find a quality shot of the couple to confirm she is real.
9 Kendra Shaw (Girlfriend of Julius Randle)
In his first season, Julius Randle played one game before breaking his right tibia which ended his rookie season in the NBA. But he returned for the 2015-16 season and looked like the rookie we all were expecting the year before. He averaged 11.2 pts and 10.1 rebounds for a Laker team that was a mess from day one.
Kendra Shaw, his fiancee, has been by his side since his days playing in the SEC for the University of Kentucky. The couple have been dating for a long time before finally getting engaged last summer in Greece.
The beautiful blonde also revealed in August another surprise for the Julius Randle fans: she was pregnant with the couple's first child. What a wonderful summer for the couple.
8 Lauren Oglensky (Girlfriend of Jahlil Okafor)
It will not take long before you know about Lauren Oglensky. She might be new to you today but give it time and she will start popping up on every WAG list and website for the next several years to come as Jahlil Okafor's girlfriend. (Assuming it lasts.)
The couple have been dating for a while now but have just recently made things official, according to TMZ.com.
Even with the lack of a story on how the two met, we found out that Lauren is a former Tucson12 model, a prestigious job where the requirements are you have to be female, in college, and rock a GPA above 3.0. So not only is Lauren smoking hot, she is probably one of the smartest women on this list.
7 Niki Withers (Girlfriend of D'Angelo Russell)
The future looks bright for the Los Angeles Lakers and their group of young, talented stars. Even with Kobe Bryant retiring this past season, the Lakers have a lineup that features D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Marcelo Huertas, Brandon Ingram, Julian Jacobs, and Lou Williams. (The team looks solid and could turn things around this season if all goes well.)
Niki Withers is the beautifully talented volleyball star from the University of Southern California where she continues to play this season, during her junior year. She is also the on-again, off-again girlfriend to D'Angelo Russell, one of the key's to the Lakers future success.
If these two end up staying together long enough to have children, can you imagine how amazingly talented they would be?
6 Kayla Thomas (Wife of Isaiah Thomas)
The longtime girlfriend of Boston Celtics Point Guard, Isaiah Thomas, Kayla Wallace, agreed to finally tie the knot with him this past summer. The couple got married in Seattle at the Experience Music Project Museum. They were already practically a married couple and even have two sons, even though only one of them is hers. She is such a good person, she will continue to take good care of the two boys, including the one that isn't hers, as if it was her own.
Kayla Thomas, as she is now known, has the potential to become one of the next big models in America but has not pursued a career in modeling in order to take care of her family. She has decided to be a great mother instead of taking on a lifelong career of modeling.
5 Elaine Alden Fields (Wife of Landry Fields)
Landry Fields signed a three-year deal worth about $20 million to play in Toronto but after just one season, he began dealing with an injury to his shooting arm. That is terrible for basketball players. It's almost as bad as bad knees.
So he spent the 2015-16 season from home with his lovely wife, Elaine Alden Fields. The couple have been married since 2014 when the rest of the country learned that the nerdy basketball star landed one of the hottest models in America.
It wasn't long after their marriage that the couple began working on a second child having already given birth to their first one in 2013. Elaine actually just gave birth to their second child, a boy, just a few weeks ago.
4 Taylor Anderson (Ex-Girlfriend of Nik Stauskas)
Social media is starting to interfere with everyone's lives, especially professional athletes like Nik Staukas. As if things weren't already tough enough for young rookies in the NBA, now they have to watch as their dirty laundry gets aired out on Twitter or Instagram.
For whatever the reasons behind it, Taylor Anderson and Nik Stauskas broke up during the summer of 2015 before getting back together later in the year. They broke up for good shortly after that reconciliation.
She spends her time now posting amazing photos on her IG showing off her amazing beach body for every man to drool over, even Nik. It must be difficult for Nik to focus on basketball when these constant reminders of his past are posted on a regular basis.
3 Ana Ledesma (Girlfriend of Bismack Biyombo)
The internet is a funny place. There are a million reasons why having the internet is great and then there are times when it makes no sense. Like when we went to find out more details on Ana Ledesma, Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo's girlfriend.
But we did manage to come across a few bits of information that explain why she is such a stunner. She is a Colombian-Brazilian model which is the same as saying she is a model born in the two hottest countries for models in the world. She is also a cancer survivor and fitness freak.
As her boy toy Bismack continues to rise his stardom in the NBA, chances are we are going to get to hear more of her story, especially after the two of them get married one day.
2 Jasmine Shein (Ex-Girlfriend of Blake Griffin)
Back in his rookie season, Blake Griffin was a single man that was having a blast in his first year in the NBA. He was drafted by the Clippers so he was lucky enough to spend his career in Los Angeles, a city where the ugliest women are still an Eight anywhere else.
He was spotted all over the town with several different women that season but the only one that earned a spot on the list was the one that remains the biggest news story of his young career, Jasmine Shein.
Sadly, in 2011, TerezOwens.com reported that the story of the two dating was totally false and was created by someone looking for attention on their website, a guy named Brad Stephenson.
Even with the story being false, we had to include Jasmine for one reason, take a look at her.
1 Alex Reid (Girlfriend of Andrew Wiggins)
Andrew Wiggins is the future of the NBA. He has already won the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year award while averaging 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.0 steals per game during his rookie campaign.
During his second season, he improved his game and averaged 20.7 points per game while leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 29-53 record after only winning 16 games the year before.
Besides improving his game on the court, he has also truly upgraded his life off the court too when he began dating the lovely Alex Reid.
Alex is one of those beautiful young Hollywood ladies that begins in modeling but ends up doing what she loves, singing. She is an aspiring singer-songwriter that has hit the lottery with Wiggins.
But she isn't number one on this list because of him, she is in the top spot because of her beauty.
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