Many NBA basketball players made their names prominent in the sports world and found their love of life in real life. Check out these NBA players who had it all, money, fame, and their beloved ones.
After more than 10 years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James had won three NBA championships. His skills earned him a net worth of $270 million and made him one of the best basketball players of all time.
When LeBron James and Savannah met, they were still high school students. They had never been apart since then, and had finally got married in 2013. They are now having a happy life with their three children.
Now serving for the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry had won twice for both NBA championships and league MVP. His winning record and business cooperation with brands brought him a total net worth of $90 million.
The couple met each other at a youth church group when they were teenagers. Stephen and Ayesha ended up dating and walked down the aisles in 2011. They both have a successful career, Stephen as an NBA player and Ayesha as a cookbook author.
Everyone knows Michael Jordan. People see him from NBA games to fashion advertisements. Reports show that with a net worth of $10 billion, Michael is the most popular and the richest player in NBA history.
Back in 2013 when Yvette was still a Cuban-American model, Jordan and Yvette fell for each other at a party. It was love at first sight. Now they have been happily married and have two daughters.
Being called “The Mailman,” Karl Malone has served 18 years for the Utah Jazz and 1 year for the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring. Became the coach for the Jazz, he has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
At an autograph-signing event, the basketball player met Kay Kinsey, 1988 Miss Idaho USA pageant winner. Two years later, they had their wedding on Christmas Eve. Now they are still in love and have four children.
Former swingman Tracy McGrady turned out for seven NBA teams during his illustrious 16-year basketball career, most notably for the Houston Rockets between 2004 and 2010. Today his net worth is estimated to be $75 million.
McGrady married CleRenda Harris in 2006, some eight years after meeting her in North Carolina. CleRenda herself is a life coach and the founder of Project P.U.S.H, which aims to empower women.
In 2015 Chris Paul was, according to Forbes, the planet’s 37th-best-paid sports star. And while Chris Paul’s net worth ranges between $75 million and $85 million, it’s fair to say that the Los Angeles Clippers point guard has done okay for himself.
Paul met future wife Jada Crawley at high school. They married in 2011 and today reside, with their two kids, in a Bel Air mansion that once belonged to Avril Lavigne.
Miami heat team president Pat Riley played for the San Diego Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns during the ’60s and ’70s. The game has certainly been good to the former guard/forward, whose net worth now stands at approximately $80 million.
Pat married blond, blue-eyed Chris, who was once a marriage counselor, way back in 1970, a couple of years after they met on a beach in San Diego. They have two grown-up children, Elisabeth and James.
Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard enjoyed a 19-year NBA playing career before retiring in 2013. He was such a star that he was the NBA’s first player to be offered a $100 million contract, and he had several lucrative sponsorships. His net worth is $80 million.
Howard tied the knot with Jenine Wardally on the Turks and Caicos Islands in the summer of 2001. Jenine is the founder of the Juice Foundation, which promotes healthy living to help fight cancer.
The center has been plying his trade with the Washington Wizards since 2012 and his estimated net worth is somewhere in the range from $40 million to $60 million!
Nenê met former volleyball player, Lauren Prothe, who can not only look him in the eyes at 6’1”, but she can also speak fluent Portuguese–something that definitely comes in handy for her Brazilian husband.
He may be retired now with a net worth of 45 million, but during his 12-year NBA career as a forward for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, he was nicknamed “Monster Mash.”
Jamal and Michelle Mashburn, a qualified personal trainer, are more than just husband and wife–they are business partners as well. Between the two of them, they own more than 71 enterprises.
In his 17-year NBA career, point guard Chauncey Billups played for the likes of the Detroit Pistons, the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers. It was while playing for the Pistons, though, that Billips earned the tag “Mr. Big Shot,” and today he is worth approximately $45 million.
A 17-year-old Chauncey got with his future wife Piper at high school in Denver, Colorado. And the pair, who’ve now got three daughters together, have remained a couple ever since.
Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac bookended his 16-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers and was famous for his superior passing. The former center – who scored more than 13,000 points as a player – now has a personal fortune of $45 million.
Divac is married to Snežana, with the couple having a pair of sons: Matija and Luka. They’ve also adopted a girl called Petra, whose natural parents lost their lives during the Kosovo War of the late ’90s.
Stephon Marbury may have swapped the NBA for the Chinese Basketball Association, but the former NBA All-Star has still racked up quite a fortune in salaries and endorsements. Indeed, the erstwhile Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks point guard can boast a net worth of $45 million.
Marbury is married to Tasha, who in 2013 starred in season five of VH1’s Basketball Wives. The couple tied the knot in 1999 and have two kids – Stephon Marbury II and Xaviera Marbury.
In 2005 former U.S. international Michael Redd signed an incredible $91 million contract for the Milwaukee Bucks, with whom he spent most of his career. This, of course, contributed to the shooting guard’s current personal fortune of $45 million.
In 2006 Redd wed Achea, and the pair went on to establish the Michael Redd Foundation. The charity works with government departments and schools to promote academic achievement.
Larry Bird’s professional and post-retirement career is so amazing that he is the sole basketballer to have been crowned MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. It’s unsurprising, then, that the super-successful former forward has an approximated net worth of $55 million.
Bird and Dinah Mattingly tied the knot in 1989. Coincidentally, the couple, who have a pair of adopted kids, met at the time Bird was divorcing from his first wife, Janet.
Chris Bosh was, according to Forbes, the planet’s 52nd-best-paid sports star in 2015, with his $20.8 million salary topped up by $3 million of endorsements. Such lucrative deals have undoubtedly helped the Miami Heat power forward amass a personal fortune of $50 million.
Bosh tied the knot with Adrienne Williams in 2011, and these days Adrienne Bosh is the owner of Miami Beach-located boutique Sparkle and Shine Darling. The store, which stocks “sparkly-shiny pieces” for women, opened in 2015.
Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen has not one, not two, but six NBA championship medals to his name. He is furthermore regarded as among the finest small forwards ever, so it’s little surprise that “Pip,” as he’s affectionately known, holds a net worth of $50 million.
In 2011 Larsa Pippen starred in the original season of The Real Housewives of Miami, and she’s since popped up in friend Kim Kardashian’s reality shows, too. She married Pippen in 1997, and the high-profile couple has four kids together.
With the help of past endorsement deals with the likes of Webster Bank and Nike and a previous contract worth $80 million, Ray Allen has achieved an impressive net worth of between $70 million and $90 million. The shooting guard most recently turned out for the Miami Heat in 2014.
In 2004 Allen started dating singer and actress Shannon Walker Williams, who has appeared in former CBS soap As the World Turns. The pair, who now have three kids, married four years later.
Twice an NBA All-Star, Baron Davis signed a contract for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2008 that was worth $65 million. These days, though, the point guard is staging a comeback in the NBA Development League after an injury, and yet he’s still worth approximately $60 million.
Isabella Brewster once worked for the Creative Artists Agency, and her sister Jordana is a star of The Fast and the Furious films. She married Davis is 2014, and they now have two children.
Ex-shooting guard and small forward Jerry Stackhouse enjoyed an 18-year NBA career as a player between 1995 and 2013, and these days he’s working hard off the court at the Toronto Raptors. His net worth, thanks to some sound financial management, reportedly totals $60 million.
Stackhouse married Ramirra Marks on Christmas Eve, 2000, and the pair have three kids together. Interestingly, she was once offered a role on Basketball Wivesbut turned it down because she thought the show lacked “depth.”
Mike Bibby comes from a sporting family. What’s more, he enjoyed a 14-year stint in the NBA between 1998 and 2012, during which he played point guard for the likes of the Vancouver Grizzlies and the New York Knicks. Such a career has enabled him to amass a reported net worth of around $60 million.
Bibby met his longtime partner Darcy Watkins while still in high school, and his commitment to her is plain for all to see: he has a huge tattoo of her name on his right wrist. The pair also have four children.
The majority of Alonzo Mourning’s 15-season NBA career was spent with the Miami Heat. In fact, he was such a consistent performer that he became the team’s first player to have their number withdrawn. The former center/power forward today has a personal worth of $70 million.
In 2002 Tracy Mourning established the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, which works to improve the lives of young women. She had married Alonzo five years earlier, and they now have three kids.
In an interview with the The Boston Globe in 2010, Jermaine O’Neal claimed he “never knew” he was among the NBA’s highest-earning players at that time. The former Boston Celtics star was so well paid, in fact, that he’s now thought to be worth $70 million.
O’Neal has two kids – Asjia and Jermaine Jr. – with his wife Mesha, whom he met aged 17 and later married in the Bahamas. Back in 2010 Mesha appeared on the VH1 show Basketball Wives.
Lucrative marketing deals with the likes of Attitude Drinks and 2014 earnings of $16.8 million have helped Paul Pierce achieve a current net worth of $70 million. In fact, in 2013 the now-Los Angeles Clippers small forward was, according toForbes, the planet’s 82nd-best-paid athlete.
Pierce met his future wife Julie Landrum in 2006, and approximately two years later the couple had their first of three children. They married on the sunny Californian coast in summer 2010.
With a salary of $22 million and endorsements worth $3 million, Amar’e Stoudemire was, according to Forbes, the 44th-best-paid athlete in the world in 2015. The Miami Heat power forward’s net worth, meanwhile, is believed to total between $70 million and $90 million.
Stoudemire started dating Alexis Welch in 2002, though he held off proposing for a decade. At that time Alexis described herself as a “hands-on mother,” although in 2014 she also ran the TCS New York City Marathon.
David Robinson – who spent the entirety of his 14-year professional basketball career with the San Antonio Spurs – won the NBA championship twice and has two Olympic gold medals. Then, after he retired from the court, Robinson entered the world of private equity and is today worth at least $70 million.
The former center married Valerie Hoggatt in December 1991. And the following year Hoggatt was head of the David Robinson Foundation, putting her degree in business and her experience with community outreach to good use.
Jason Kidd no doubt made a pretty penny when he left one endorsement deal with Nike to join another with PEAK in 2008. Added to his lifetime earnings, it’s estimated that the former New Jersey Nets player has a net worth of at least $73 million.
Kidd tied the knot with ex-model Porschla Coleman – his second wife – in fall 2011. The couple had one child, a boy, before they married, and another, a girl, in 2012.
Dikembe Mutombo’s 18-year NBA career stretched between 1991 and 2009, with the celebrated center having turned out for the likes of the Denver Nuggets, the Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks. His net worth is believed to be in the region of $75 million.
Mutombo proposed to fellow Congolese-American Rose the moment he met her, with the pair actually marrying in 1996. The couple are both actively involved in the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation and have no less than six children together.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is most known by basketball fans as the Greek Freak. Originally from Athens, Giannis played basketball in Greece for a season and then was drafted in 2013 by the Milwaukee Bucks. He has since gained huge success in the world of the NBA. Most noticeably, Giannis won the 2019 NBA MVP.
The Greek Freak has a girlfriend named Mariah Riddlesprigger, who is a California native and a top college volleyball player. They are now expecting their first child.
Anyone who knows anything about basketball knows Kevin Durant. He used to play for teams such as Brooklyn Nets and Seattle SuperSonics. Currently, Durant is serving the Golden State Warriors of the NBA and has won two back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018.
Kevin Durant is currently in a relationship with Cassandra Anderson, who is a real estate agent. The two are in a very serious relationship, despite experiencing some ups and downs.
Lamar Odom is an American professional basketball player who is now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. He won championships in 2009 and 2010 and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.
Lamar Odom tied the knot with Khloe Kardashian in 2009. Unfortunately, Lamar had substance abuse issues throughout their marriage. As a result, the couple divorced in 2016, ending their four-year marriage.
A New Jersey native, Kyrie Irving, has kept his basketball career on the east coast. In 2011, he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers and led the team to win the 2016 NBA championship. Kyrie is currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie Irving is reportedly engaged with girlfriend Marlene Wilkerson, aka Golden, who is a fashion and fitness influencer. The news comes as Irving was spotted holding hands with Golden, who had a huge diamond on her finger.
At 7 feet 1 inch tall and 325 pounds, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the tallest and heaviest players in NBA history. He is also one of the greatest basketball players and played for 6 teams during his 19-year career. O’Neal is now a sports analyst on the TV program Inside the NBA.
Shaquille O’Neal dated Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander after he divorced his first wife, Shaunie Nelson. Nicole is best known as a beautiful contestant on the reality shows, Flavor of Love and I Love Money. They lived together briefly but eventually broke up in 2012.
Ben Simmons is an Australian native. The 23-year-old started his career in 2016 when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. After sitting out a year because of an injured foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018 and saw his first All-Star selection in 2019.
In May 2018, young Ben Simmons was romantically linked with Kendall Jenner, whom the world knows as one of the staples of social media modeling. However, news of their spit swirled not long ago, and Simmons was even spotted with a new mystery woman recently.
James Harden has been played for the Houston Rockets since 2012. He is one of the most prolific scorers and one of the best shooting guards in the NBA. In 2018, Harden was named the NBA Most Valuable Player.
In April 2018, James Harden was reportedly in a relationship with Ashanti, who is almost 10 years his senior. The R&B star got a major record deal for her eponymous debut album, featuring the hit song, Foolish.
Kris Humphries is a former pro basketball player who played in the NBA for multiple teams, including the Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, and the Atlanta Hawks. Not a particularly good player in the NBA, he is now more known as a former husband of Kim Kardashian.
Kim is now most known for being one-half of a power couple with rapper Kanye West. Before that, Kim had been married to Kris Humphries from 2011 to 2013. Obviously, the relationship between Kim and Kris did not work out well. Kim even started dating Kanye before the marriage was officially dissolved.
Dwyane Wade is a 13-time NBA All-Star. He spent the majority of his 16-year basketball career playing for the Miami Heat in the NBA. Wade led the Heat to their first NBA Championship and was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP. He also helped guide Miami to four consecutive NBA Finals from 2011 to 2014, winning two back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
Dwyane Wade’s wife is a famous person on her own. It’s Gabrielle Union, a huge star on TV shows and movies such as She’s All That and Bring It On. The two got married in 2014 after 5 years of dating since 2009. What you may not know is that Gabrielle is actually 9 years Dwyane’s senior.
Alfred Reynoso is a five-time NBA All-Star. As a Dominican pro basketball player, he represents the Dominican Republic national team. He was drafted in 2007 by the Atlanta Hawks, a team he played nine seasons for before joining the Celtics in 2016.
Horford’s better half is one of the most gorgeous NBA WAGs. She is six-foot-tall Dominican model Amelia Vega, who was also the Miss Dominican Republic in 2002. The pair got married in 2011. How lucky Al Horford was to win the heart of the bombshell.