Playing a grueling 82 game season takes physical toll on the players of the NBA- it's almost impossible to understand why anyone would want to play professional basketball in the NBA. OH WAIT, maybe that would be true if not for the RIDICULOUS perks of playing in the NBA.
For starters, the money. NBA salaries are some of the largest salaries in professional sports and they are only getting bigger as the NBA grows in popularity. What comes with lots of money? Cool cribs and fast cars. NBA players have some of the most expensive cars and lavish houses that anyone could ever hope to own. Lastly, and most importantly, what does money, cars and nice houses get you? HOT WOMEN.
The NBA is a little different from the NFL, as in you could have a player coming into the Association after just one year of college, meaning some players haven't even turned 20 and are already household names. That gets you a lot of attention from the opposite sex.
It's true. You don't have to be a male model to get the interest of a "dime piece" Victoria Secret angel, sometimes all it takes is to be born abnormally tall, learn to throw a ball into a round hole, make a few million dollars- the rest is easy.
Check out the top 20 pictures of NBA Players Wives and Girlfriends that YOU NEED TO SEE.
20 Vanessa Bryant
No wonder Kobe has made so many shots in his career! Having a woman like this would motivate the hell out of a man to make sure he continues to bring home the bacon. Perhaps the reason Kobe Bryant is retiring after this season is because he should be spending a lot more time with his beautiful wife than hanging around a basketball court with a bunch of sweaty guys. Enjoy retirement, Kobe!
19 Toni Garnn
Toni Garnn has been noted as dating Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons. Parsons, who is known for his modeling career outside of basketball is lucky to have found the Calvin Klein model Toni Garnn. The German model got her big break at 15 years old after being signed by Calvin Klein and has been a success ever since. She has also walked in several Victoria's Secret fashion shows.
18 Amber Rose
Amber Rose has been connected with many celebrities over the years-Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa to name a few. She is now dating the Toronto Raptors' high flying shooting guard Terrence Ross. Regardless of whether she downgraded when dating Ross is up for debate, but this picture is enough to make any man drool. Rose recently garnered even more attention by participating in a "Slut Walk", meant to protest slut shaming and taking a stand against rape culture.
17 Silvia Lopez Castro
Maybe the key to Pau Gasol's never aging NBA production is spending time with his hot wife on the beach. Silvia Lopez Castro has been with Gasol for a while now and this Spanish beauty works for the cheerleading squad "Dream Cheers", a traveling squad which is how Gasol and Lopez Castro met. She's also been a longtime gymnast. If these two ever have kids, the athleticism would be off the charts.
16 Gabrielle Union
This won't be the only time you'll see Gabrielle Union on this list, since the nature of this list implies we can include someone as many times as we want. Gabrielle Union has had a very successful acting career. She was previously married to former NFL running back Chris Howard for five years, but the pair split in 2006. She eventually found D-Wade.
As for this picture, Union is wearing a magnificent one-piece bikini and there's no doubt her hanging out in front of a body of water would get anybody excited.
15 Teyana Taylor
Of course Iman Shumpert is lucky to have singing sensation Teyana Taylor as his wife. Teyana Taylor doesn't seem to have to put much effort into looking beautiful, as she had no signs of child birth just one week after giving birth to the couple's first child. Taylor is a very accomplished woman at just 25 years old, having recorded multiple R&B/Hip-Hop albums and now being a mother.
14 Viviana Ortiz
Good for J.J. Barea. He won a NBA championship with Dallas, and just as impressive, he is dating Viviana Ortiz who was the Miss Universe for Puerto Rico in 2011. In this particular picture, Ortiz's beauty still finds a way to overshadow the scenic outdoors behind her. Ortiz has since competed in Univision's Nuestra Bellezza Latina 2013, finishing in third place.
13 Sabina Gadecki
It's obvious why NBA journeyman David Lee would want to be with the successful actress Sabina Gadecki, but why she chose him is mind boggling. Gadecki studied in New York while pursuing a modeling and acting career and got her break by signing with Ford Models. Perhaps her biggest acting role came as Kevin Connelly's new girlfriend, Melanie, in the Entourage movie.
12 Amelia Vega
Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford is a lucky man. Horford is married to the 2003 Miss Universe, Amelia Vega, and it's easy to see why she won the award. She became the first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe and she did so at just 18 years old. Since winning Miss Universe, Vega has traveled a lot, and has pursued multiple careers, of the artistic and business variety. She married Horford back in 2011 and gave birth to the couple's first child in 2015.
11 Brandi Garnett
If you are going to be married to the "Big Ticket," you better be pretty damn special yourself. Luckily for Kevin Garnett his wife is as smoking as we would expect for the wife of a former MVP and one of the greatest power forwards to ever play the game. Garnett's NBA career is winding down, much like Kobe Bryant and he has a beautiful woman waiting for him at home when he decides to hang 'em up.
10 Larsa Younan
While this list was mostly made up of current NBA players' wives and girlfriends, Larsa Younan is just too beautiful to be left off this list. There's no doubt that NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen has impeccable taste in women. Can you believe his wife still looks this great at 41 years old? Larsa also happens to be very good friends with Kim K, as their Instagram feeds are filled with pictures together.
Larsa and Scottie have four kids together.
9 Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom has a lot of issues that the is working through, but if there is a consolation prize-coming home to all of that would be a strong reason to get your life in order. It's doubtful that Odom will make a return to the NBA, but sources close to him say that he still could contribute in the league. If not, he'll have to 'settle' for being married to a Kardashian.
8 Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea and Los Angeles Lakers' guard Nick Young, aka Swaggy P, have been together for quite some time now. You probably have heard one of her obnoxious songs on the radio, but have you seen her like this? The Australian singer's hits include "Pu$$y" and "Two Times." While sweatpants aren't usually the item of choice when displaying yourself Azalea seems to pull them off just fine.
7 Amber Alvarez
He can't hit a free throw, but DeAndre Jordan may have hit the jackpot finding Amber Alvarez. The two were documented dating as recently 2015 and from the looks of this picture, she is a keeper. Alvarez spends most of her time modeling and the two enjoy a good life in Los Angeles. Could she have been the one who convinced him to go back on his word with Dallas and remain in L.A?
6 Michelle Game
No one will blame you if you forgot that Charlie Villanueva played in the NBA, he has never been anything special, but this picture of his wife is definitely unforgettable. Game has kept herself busy, even with Villanueva plying his trade with the Mavericks. She has appeared in multiple rap videos, and has two children with her hubby. Her African-American/Filipino heritage makes for quite the beautiful combination.
5 Meghan Allen
The former Playboy model married NBA point guard Devin Harris in 2013. Unfortunately Harris's career has not panned out the way many had envisioned it would, but at least he can say he is married to a bombshell. Neesless to say, being a former Playboy model, there are plenty of steamy pictures of Meghan Allen out there, although she is not very active with social media. She was Playboy's Cyber Girl of the Month back in January, 2008.
4 Gabrielle Union Wade
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle are a serious NBA power couple. Wade has three NBA Championships all with the Miami Heat and his wife Gabrielle has managed a long, successful acting career. She is one of the classiest NBA wives and she is looking great in this photo. At 43 years old, Gabrielle Union still looks stunning and perhaps the most recognizable name on this list aside from Khloe K.
3 Elaine Alden Fields
Landry Fields isn't playing this season in the NBA, but at only 27 years old he could some day make a comeback. He shouldn't be in any rush, because in the meantime he can stare at his super sexy wife Elaine Alden Fields while dreaming about getting back on the NBA hardwood. Elaine's profile on Instagram is a must follow as she posts some terrific stuff and it will certainly get you wishing you were Landry Fields.
2 Cody Horn
You wonder how Kevin Love first approached his now-girlfriend Cody Horn. Did he say, 'hi, my name's Kevin.... Love." Killer opening. Anyway, many probably first heard of from her role in Magic Mike back in 2012. She even appeared as Jordan Garfield in three episodes of The Office. It's not too hard to find some stunning pictures of Horn, as she has done some modeling work on top of her acting career.
1 Hannah Stocking
Not only does Klay Thompson get to play with Stephen Curry, but he gets to come home to internet sensation Hannah Stocking every night? That is one lucky man. Not many people can have a dream job, with the most productive co-worker, only to come home and find a stunning woman waiting for them there too. Hannah Stocking also once dated Kyrie Irving, but she is now with one of the players who beat her ex's team, Cleveland, in last year's finals.