You may be worried about this NBA lockout as a fan because of the TV watching and game attending void it will leave in your life. But you can't forget that for some of your favorite athletes, a lockout means unemployment. Which means no income. Which means, in most cases, that NOBODY in their household will be bringing money in. This handful of artists, though, has the benefit of knowing that their wives/significan others are getting to their own darn money. Which means their household will be taken care of. Flip through and check out 10 ladies who are guaranteed to hold it down during this lockout.
Kris Humphries's wife Kim Kardashian has already done more for him than the NBA, so we're certain he's not worried about this lockout. If anything, it just means Kim and her mom "Make It Rain" Kris Jenner will be able to launch another "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" spin-off...
Marko Jaric was actually playing in Madrid last year, but we're sure he was hoping that he'd be back in the league this year. Lucky for him, his wife Adriana Lima is still bringing in those Victoria Secrets checks. And they don't let her miss a shoot. So Marko's definitely straight.
Now that Gloria Govan has become the defacto leader of the Angry Birds of L.A., Matt Barnes doesn't have to worry about checks for a little while. Between the VH1 checks, hosting opportunities and that high school girl's basketball coaching situation, they should be good... might have to pull a Laura and move into an apartment for a minute though.
Earl Watson and Jennifer Freeman have clearly proven that they know how to stick it out in a marriage even when there's drama. So, if she has to step the acting up a little bit (bet you thought she wasn't doing that anymore), we're sure Jennifer's more than ready to make it rain for her hubby.
Shannon Brown was probably already the secondary earner in his family, even though Monica works way less than he does. So the only thing that will change in this household is that they'll get to save on child care for a little while.
When John Salmons was a student at the University of Miami, he met a beautiful young lady name Taniesha who chose to pursue a law degree while John was out in the world sowing his wild oats. Since giving birth to their two kids, Taniesha put her career on hold to be home with the babies. But if John has nowhere to go, she might as well get back in the courtroom, right?
Daniel Gibson is another one who we're sure has yet to earn more than his R&B wifey Keyshia Cole. Plus, like Lamar, his wife is leading him to that on camera, reality TV life.
We couldn't tell you the last time we heard Gabrielle Union's name in a context that didn't have something to do with Dwyane Wade. But we're sure that she still love acting and has just been waiting for the right time to jump back in. So on behalf of Gabby's fans, we say thank you David Stern, et al.
Lamar Odom was the test athlete for what has become Kris Humphries' life. So thanks to Khloe and her family, he's already super straight and probably could remain so without ever playing ball another day in his life.
Alana "LaLa" Vazquez is nothing if she isn't driven and industrious. So we don't see her letting Carmelo Anthony's check slow up slow anything down for her family. Between the ever-giving-employer that is VH1, her acting and a book deal, he honestly is almost in the same position as Kris and Lamar Kardashian. Except Melo's always been a star in his own right.