If you can’t find a single, actually married “Basketball Wife” on TV, it isn’t because they don’t exist!
Check out a few of the players – and one owner – who found the loves of their lives and put a ring on it.
Tyson Chandler – Dallas Mavericks
Wife: Kimberly Chandler
Info on Couple: Tyson and Kimberly were introduced and set up on a blind date while in high school. They have been together since, being married in 2005. Together, they have two children.
Chauncey Billups – New York Knicks
Wife: Piper Riley
Info on Couple: The two have been together since their days at George Washington High School in Denver, when Piper was Chauncey Billups’ girlfriend. They have three daughters: Cydney, Ciara and Cenaiya. Ciara’s godfather is Billups good friend, Kevin Garnett.
Nick Collison – Oklahoma City Thunder
Wife: Robbie Harriford
Info on Couple: Nick and Robbie began dating while attending Kansas University together. The former Robbie Harriford ran track, while Nick shockingly played basketball. The two have a child born in 2006, and were married in July, 2007.
Nick and Robbie have hosted several charitable events in Oklahoma City, most notably an annual fashion show and silent auction to benefit AIDS foundations in the area.
Caron Butler – Dallas Mavericks
Wife: Andrea Butler
Info on Couple: Caron and Andrea began dating during Caron’s freshman season at UConn. Caron proposed after his sophomore season for the Huskies, and the two were married in 2005 in Vegas. They have two daughters together, though Caron has two children from a previous relationship. They reside in Centreville, VA in the offseason
Mark Cuban – Dallas Mavericks
Wife: Tiffany Stewart
Info on Couple: The two originally met at the gym and, after dating for a short while, have been married since September 2002. Mark Cuban and Tiffany Stewart have two children (Alexis Sofia and Alyssa).
Elton Brand – Philadelphia 76ers
Wife: Seneca Simmons
Info on Couple: The two met while attending Duke together. They got engaged in 2003, and were married in July, 2006. The couple were vacationing in Los Cabos in 2003, when Elton hired a private plane to fly his proposal overhead with a message reading, “WILL YOU MARRY ME, SENECA?”
Jason Terry – Dallas Mavervicks
Wife: Johnyika Terry
Info on Couple: Jason and Johnyika have been together since high school, despite going to rival schools. Johnyika used to attend Jason’s basketball games and jeer him to throw him off. The two eventually became friends off the court and started dating. They now have four daughters together, Jasionna, Jalayah, Jaida and Jasa Azuré.
Jason Maxiell – Detroit Pistons
Wife: Brandi Duncan
Info on Couple: The two have been together for years, but were finally married on August 1, 2009. For their honeymoon, the two went to Africa on both a vacation and as part of the NBA Cares program.
In 2007, Brandi was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When Brandi lost her hair during chemotherapy, Jason shaved his head completely bald to help support her. Brandi attributes her healthy full recovery to Jason’s steadfast support through her difficult treatment period.
Mike James – Former Washington Wizard
Wife: Angela James
Info on Couple: Mike and Angela James reside in Houston with their four daughters. While Mike is away during the season, Angela runs 2 family owned construction companies. Mike and Angela were featured on a December, 2008 episode of the ABC show Supernanny.
Steve Smith – Former Miami Heat
Wife: Millie Smith
Info on Couple: Millie and Steve Smith met at a charity tennis tournament and wed in 1996. They have two sons named Brayden and Davis.
Nene Hilário – Denver Nuggets
Wife: Lauren Prothe
Info on Couple: The couple married on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Denver. Lauren is a 6’1″, speaks fluent Portuguese, and is an ex-volleyball player
Mo Williams – Los Angeles Clippers
Wife: Keisha Williams
Info on Couple: Mo and Keisha were married in August, 2008 and have three children (Maurice Jr., 3, Michael, 2, and Mason, 1)