The Real, Real Basketball Wives of The NBA

December 19, 2011  |  
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Reality TV shows will have you believe that being a basketball wife involves shopping, having lunch while being taped and fighting with females over he said, she said. The real story is that wives of basketball players are more than just the pretty face on the arm of successful athletes. They are strong, driven women who are the backbone of star players. You won’t find these woman throwing drinks at each other in a club, they are at home taking care of business especially considering that they really are wives and NOT exes, girlfriends and baby mamas that reality shows love to exploit.


Piper Billups, wife of Chauncey Billups

Piper, wife of Chauncey Billups, who plays for the LA Clippers, met Chauncey years ago in high school. They both attended George Washington High School back in Denver.  Piper isn’t just a wife, she is also a philanthropist who dedicates her time to different charities . She was even awarded a “Making A Difference” award for her devotion to the community.The Billups also have 3 beautiful daughters together.

Julie Landrum, wife of Paul Pierce 

Julie Landrum and Boston Celtic Paul Pierce were married in February 2006.  They  have a beautiful daughter together.

Jada Crawley, wife of Chris Paul 

Personally this is one of my favorite basketball couples. They seem so in love and genuine. Chris and Jada have been together since college. The met during sophomore year at a basketball tournament in North Carolina. Chris  proposed in this same gym where they first met. They have been together since 2003 and have one son together.


Seneca Shahara Simmons, wife of Elton Brand 

76ers player Elton Brand and his wife Seneca Simmons met at Duke University. They became instant friends and eventually were married in 2006. Seneca has been a lover of the arts for years. She received her Master’s degree in Interior Design. She is the founder of the company Manafest Leather, which specializes in luxury home goods.

Tracy Wilson Mourning, Wife of Alonzo Mourning

Tracy the wife of former NBA player Alonzo Mourning is  your typical working woman. She is the CEO and Creative Director of Honey Child Enterprises. She also founded  the Honey Shine Mentoring Program. Alonzo and Tracy have been married for 14 years and have 3 children together.


Andrea Pink Butler, wife of Caron Butler

Andrea Butler, wife of LA Clipper (James) Caron Butler, met  her future husband during freshman orientation at UCONN. They started of as friends, and soon their friendship turned into romance. After one year of dating Butler, proposed. The couple was married in 2005.

Kimberly Brown, wife of Tyson Chandler

NY Knick, Tyson Chandler and his wife Kimberly met on a blind date when they were in high school. These two have been together ever since. Tyson & Kimberley were married since 2005 and have 2 children together.

CleRenda Harris, wife of Tracy McGrady

CleRenda and Atlanta Hawk Tracy McGrady met in 1998 when she was a speech therapy major at North Carolina State University. They were married in Mexico in 2006.

Imani Tillery, wife of Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson, guard for the Orlando Magic, met his wife Imani in high school. They were set up by a mutual friend. They have been together for more than 10 years. This couple was married in 2008. They have 3 children together. They award the success in their relationship to still being able to have fun together.

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