NBA Playoffs 2011: Hotties Playoff Edition
With the anticipated NBA playoffs set to begin this coming weekend, there is no better time to look at the pretty faces and stunning bodies that will be in attendance.
Thanks to Tony Parker, there will be no desperate housewives present, albeit plenty of aspiring WAGS.
With no team seemingly ready to dominate and establish itself as the runaway champion, the 2011 playoffs are sure to be full of upsets, on and off the court.
Emotions will fly, tempers will flare.
Many relationships will be tested this weekend as these star athletes fight for a shot at the championship.
Here are the hottest WAGS and cheerleaders in this year’s playoffs.
25. Adrienne Williams
The human Velociraptor, Chris Bosh, proposed to Williams in August of 2010 at their new home in Miami.
Unlike LeBron’s wife, Williams will be following her man to South Beach.
He might literally be twice her size but she can sure bring him down to her level with that hypnotic smile.
24. Savannah Brinson
There are few fans that want to see the Heat win a championship, but they are willing to look at this smile if the team actually advances.
LeBron James‘ high school sweetheart was reportedly unhappy with his decision to move to South Beach and refused to go with James and his mother, also known as Ms. Delonte West, to Miami.
Savannah joins 98 percent of the country in disapproving of the star’s sellout decision.
We can be sure to see her in the playoffs.
23. Mieka Reese
For Derrick Rose‘s 22nd birthday, Reese made him $5,000 worth of baked goods to display her affection for him.
He is going to thank her by winning the MVP and potentially a championship.
Behind every great man is a woman smiling sarcastically.
While Lakers guard Shannon Brown continues to shatter backboards with his vicious dunks, R&B singer Monica continues to top the billboards.
Having sold over 20 million albums worldwide, Monica will be seen rooting on her husband in the playoffs as the Lakers try to repeat.
Brown’s best score ever was landing this entrepreneur.
21. Julie Landrum
Paul Pierce and his wife Julie don’t believe in waiting for sex after marriage, as their daughter, two years old, served as flower girl for their wedding in July 2010, which was somehow kept to 80 guests.
She used to date Larry Hughes, during his marriage, and has now moved on to the Celtics’ star.
20. Seneca Shahara Brand
76ers star forward Elton Brand may win best marriage proposal in sports.
While vacationing in Los Cabos together in 2003, Brand, then at Duke, hired a private plane to fly his proposal overhead.
It read, “Will you marry me, Seneca?”
Now he must prepare for the big three in Miami.
19. Piper Billups
Having been with Chauncey since his flat-top haircut days at George Washington High School in Denver, Piper is a loyal woman.
Now that he is in New York, she will learn to love the limelight and the big city Knicks.
She has the most unique WAG name in all of sports.
18. Brandi Padilla Garnett
Kevin Garnett‘s true love for Brandi was made clear when he missed the 2004 Athens Olympics to marry her that July.
Their Concord, MA home is worth only about $4.6 million and is 8,000 square feet.
She seems to be enjoying the Boston life.
All those losing years in Minnesota are paying off.
17. Khloe Kardashian
After breaking up with guard Rashad McCants, Khloe said she was done with basketball players and moving on to football players because they are always at home, while basketball players are often on the road.
She quickly ate her words, and everything else within reach.
Apparently, Lamar Odom was too good a guy to pass up.
The reality TV star and least-attractive Kardashian is fully dedicated to the potent Lakers forward.
16. Amber Rose
Amar’e is not only in the top five in the league in scoring, but is also top-five in hottest NBA girlfriends.
She is, however, known as a rap groupie, having dated Kanye West and being linked to Drake and Chris Brown.
There were rumors that she was pregnant with Fabolous’ child, although that was false.
While she may be beautiful, this Rose is far from sweet.
15. Ashley Logan
Apparently Dejuan Blair has an affinity for a solid posterior.
Known as the Back Shot Queen, Logan has appeared in numerous hip-hop videos with artists such as Twista and G-Unit and has even been on the Howard Stern show, seen dancing with Flo-Rida.
Her sexiest picture may be the body-paint shot, featuring Blair’s jersey.
He is having a breakout year on the Spurs and it is now clear why.
14. Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander
The Big Diesel now has Flava Flav’s sloppy seconds.
That is something you rarely hear.
Shaquille O’Neal proposed to the reality TV star with a $500,000 ring in September 2010.
How could she say no to a ring worth more than Donald Trump’s first wife?
13. Melanie Dominates Philly
76ers dance team member Melanie will have to cheer harder than any other squad as Philly tries to get past the big three in Miami.
Hopefully the light reflects off her shiny teeth to distract the star-studded Heat.
12. Candace Parker
Anthony Parker’s sister, a WNBA star herself, is ready to watch her husband Shelden Williams help the Knicks fight past the Celtics.
While Williams lacks a significant presence on his team, Parker continues to teach him how to play the game of basketball.
Who wins that one-on-one match?
11. LaLa Vasquez
During the second round of the 2009 NBA playoffs, Vasquez went viral after she was ejected from the arena.
The video was an Internet sensation.
She claims to have been subject to racism from the Dallas crowd.
Carmelo Anthony‘s wife was said to have reacted inappropriately and started a physical altercation after a fan accidentally brushed up on her while dancing.
Most fans would love to accidentally bump into her.
10. Michelle Money
The “Bachelor” hopeful admitted in an interview with Life & Style Magazine that she had an affair with Bulls forward Carlos Boozer when he was still married.
While their current status is unclear, it is clear that she could make appearances at this year’s playoffs as she tries to recreate the spark that ended his marriage.
The jokes about her last name must be ubiquitous throughout the Chicago locker room.
9. Royce Reed
Royce Reed, Dwight Howard‘s baby mama, was not only axed from Basketball Wives, but she was being sued for $500 million by the Magic star himself in 2010.
Apparently, the former Orlando Magic dancer violated a court order by uttering his name.
Dwight Howard might be Jesus.
He’ll have to be God if he wants to win a championship this year.
8. Gabrielle Union
There’s nothing like the comedy festival at Zo’s Annual Summer Groove to spark romance.
Unfortunately, Union is being sued by Dwayne Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn, for emotional distress on her and Wade’s kids.
Union is more than just another face in the crowd during Heat games.
7. Aleka Kamila
A stunning Greek model, Kamila has appeared on the covers of Madame, Marie Claire and Esquire.
She is also featured on the cover of Peja Stojakovic’s heart.
The Hornets will have to face the class of the NBA’s western conference, but at least he’ll have the best Greece has to offer rooting him on.
What more motivation do you need?
6. Vanessa Bryant
Kobe Bryant‘s wife has had to deal with plenty of controversy involving rumored infidelity and sexual harassment.
The Lakers’ star forward gave Vanessa a $4,000,000 ring after one of his numerous trips to Colorado.
Sounds like an unspoken apology.
She took the bait.
5. Two Lucky Clovers
Now that the Celtics have no interior defensive presence, the only championship Boston is going to see is having the hottest cheerleaders.
These two dancers don’t seem too fazed by the extra pressure.
Boston is ready to face the energetic Knicks in the first round in a brutal matchup.
4. Silvia Lopez Castro
Catching Pau Gasol’s eye while cheerleading in Poland’s Eurobasket tournament, which Gasol and Spain won in 2009, Castro gets to watch her husband fight for another title with the Lakers.
She works for Dream Cheers and regularly performs in front of FC Barcelona, Pau’s former team.
There are few who wouldn’t dream of having her cheer.
3. Briana Dancing Atlanta Towards a Playoff Run
With the Hawks set to face the Magic in the first round, they will need plenty of help from their beautiful dance team.
Briana once led this sexy squad, but decided to move on.
“I needed a change of pace,” she said.
The cheerleader is now a porn star, which is a significant change of pace.
2. Ashley F. and Odaymus Heat Things Up
Many fans were baffled when the Heat were struggling, but all analysts had to do was watch the dancers and it becomes clear why the distractions are endless.
These two can cause any big three to fold under pressure.
1. Zuleyka Rivera
People helping people is a powerful thing.
While attending charity events in their native land of Puerto Rico, Rivera and Dallas Mavericks backup point guard J.J. Barea sparked up their romance.
The 2006 Miss Universe may be Barea’s most clutch performance yet.