Athletes are naturally women magnets. Basketball players are probably one of the most popular athletes in the world and the NBA players are on top of that list. They’re strong, quick, talented and it’s one of the most watched sports around the world. They’re not only skilled but they also have huge bank accounts. Athletes are paid pretty well. These richest NBA players have made a fortune from their talent. But they say that behind every successful man there is a strong woman. We are here to prove that. Let’s take a look at The Richest NBA Players and their Amazing Wives.
18. Tracy McGrady
The seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, and a two-time NBA scoring champion played as a swingman. He played for six teams throughout his 16-year basketball career. In 2003, was ranked #75 on SLAM Magazine’s “Top 75 Players of All-Time”. In 2013, after the Spurs lost that year’s NBA Finals he announced his retirement from the NBA. His estimated net worth is between $75 million and $80 million.
Tracy and CleRenda dated for 10 years before tying the knot in September 2006 in Mexico. They have four children, two daughters, and two sons. CleRenda herself is a life coach and the founder of Project P.U.S.H, which aims to empower women.
Nicknamed “The Mailman” the power forward played for the Utah Jazz for 18 years and formed a remarkable duo with his teammate Joh Stockton. He also played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Malone was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 14-time NBA All-Star, and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team. He scored the second most career points in NBA history and is considered among the greatest power forwards in NBA history. He has a reported net worth of $75 million.
The former 1988 Miss Idaho USA pageant winner snagged the heart of the power forward. They met at an autograph-signing event in Utah. They tied the knot on December 24, 1990, and have 4 children. Three daughters and one son.
16. Chris Paul
The point guard currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, two Olympic gold medals, and led the NBA in assists four times and steals six times. He has also been selected to nine NBA All-Star teams, eight All-NBA teams, and eight All-Defensive teams. Paul is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and has endorsement deals with companies such as Nike and State Farm. His estimated net worth is between $75 million and $95 million.
Chris and Jada were college sweethearts. She is a fashion designer and lives a low-key life despite her husband’s fame. They now have two children and the family now lives in a Mediterranean-style mansion in Bel Air, which Paul bought from Avril Lavigne for $8.5 million in 2012.
The retired Siberian player is currently the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Sacramento Kings. He played center and was famous for his superior passing skills. He is one of seven players in NBA history to record 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked shots. He is now worth $45 million.
Vlade and Snežana have two sons named Luka and Matija, and an adopted daughter, Petra, whose biological parents were killed by Kosovo Liberation Army snipers during the Kosovo War.
14. Chauncey Billups
A former star at the University of Colorado, he was selected third overall in the 1997 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics and went on to play for other six teams during his 17-year career. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals, and was nicknamed “Mr. Big Shot” for making late-game shots for the team. He approximately worth $45 million.
Chauncey and Piper have been together since their high school days. They now have three daughters. Who says forever doesn’t exist?
The retired athlete signed a whopping $91 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, with whom he spent most of his career. He was also a member of the U.S. national basketball team. The shooting guard retired on November 2013 and has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Michael and Achea tied the knot in 2006 and went on to establish the Michael Redd Foundation. The foundation works with government departments and schools to help promote academic achievement. The couple via NCT Ventures, also invested in Azoti, an Ohio startup that connects producers and buyers of food.
Stephon may no longer be playing with NBA but the former All-Star had still raked up quite a fortune in salaries and endorsements. He currently plays for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He has won three championships for the Beijing Ducks in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Stephon and Tasha tied the knot in September 1999, and they have two children together. Tasha is also a step-mother to Stephanie Marbury. In 2013, she was also included in the cast of VH1’s reality series Basketball Wives season 5.
Even after retiring, the Hall of Famer is still involved with basketball. He served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000. In 2003, he took the role of president of basketball operations for the Pacers, until retiring in 2012. After a year away from the position, he announced he would return to the Pacers as president of basketball operations in 2013. In addition to being part of the 50–40–90 club, he is the only person in NBA history to be named Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year. His approximated net worth is at least $45 million.
Larry and Dinah got married in 1989. They have three kids, two adopted children and one biological daughter from Larry’s first marriage. The pair met at the time Bill was divorcing his first wife.
11-Paul George & Destiny Marie
Paul George may have a big decision to make Next Off Season of whether he wants to continue his NBA career in OKC or if he wants to make the jump to his hometown of Los Angeles. Well, we’d assume that he’d have to run his decision by Destiny Marie. He should be doing everything he can to make her happy because Destiny was there for George through his gruesome leg injury suffered a few years ago and we figure he’d want to keep her around, wherever he goes. Perhaps if George makes the move to L.A. we’d be hearing more about Destiny given that he’d be playing in a bigger market. Looks like everybody wins in that case
Chris currently plays for the Miami Heat. While playing for the Raptors, he became a five-time NBA All-Star, appeared for the U.S. national team, and replaced former fan-favorite Vince Carter as the face and leader of the Raptors franchise. The power forward has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Adrienne is a model, beauty pageant contestant, and businesswoman. Chris and Adrienne tied the knot in 2011 and now have five beautiful children. She is also the owner of a Miami Beach located boutique named Sparkle and Shine Darling. The store, which provides “sparkly-shiny pieces” for women, opened in 2015.
Ray Allen is currently a free agent but he previously played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat. He is one of the most accurate three-point and free throw shooters in NBA history, a ten-time NBA All-Star and has won two NBA championships. He has also won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 2000 United States men’s basketball team. His net worth is estimated to be between $50 million and $100 million.
The actress and singer appeared in former the CBS soap As the World Turns. Allen and Shannon started dating in 2004 and finally tied the knot in 2008. They now have four children.
The Chicago Bulls legend has six NBA championship medals to his name. He was considered as one of the best small forwards in NBA history and was a seven-time NBA All-Star. “Pip” as he is called is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He has a net worth of $50 million.
Larsa is no stranger to the camera as she starred in the original season of The Real Housewives of Miami, and would sometimes pop up in friend Kim Kardashian’s reality shows, too. Scottie and Larsa tied the knot in 1997 and now have four children.
The two-time NBA All-Star was drafted with the third overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New York Knicks. He is approximately worth $60 million.
In January 2014, Baron tied the knot with former Creative Artists Agency (CAA) agent Isabella Brewster, the sister of actress Jordana Brewster. In April 2014, she announced that they were expecting their first child. In January 2016, Isabella gave birth to their second child.
Jerry Stackhouse played for 18 seasons and is currently the head coach for the Raptors 905 of the NBA Development League. He played as a shooting guard and small forward. He has also worked as an NBA TV analyst. He reportedly has a net worth of $60 million.
Jerry and Ramirra got married on Christmas Eve of 2000. They now have three kids. Ramirra was once offered a role on Basketball Wives but turned it down because she thought the show lacked “depth.”
5. Mike Bibby
Mike grew up in a sports-oriented family. He played for 14 seasons and for the teams Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and New York Knicks. He is the son of former NBA point guard, Henry Bibby. His reported net worth is $60 million.
Mike and Darcy met while they were still in high school. Although they are not married, Mike has her name tattooed on his right wrist to display his love for her. The long-time partner has four kids together.
Alonzo Mourning spent most of his 15-year career playing for Miami Heat. The center and power forward was nicknamed “Zo”. His gutsiness earned him the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice and repeatedly placed him on the NBA All-Defensive Team. He also became the first Miami Heat player to have his number retired. His estimated worth is $70 million.
Alonzo and Tracy have three children, two sons, and a daughter. They live in Pinecrest, Florida, where the family bought a two-story, 9,786-square-foot residence for $4.5 million in 2012. In 2002, Tracy created the Honey Shine Mentoring Program, which helps to improve the lives of young women.
The 6’11” forward-center played for seven teams throughout his career. He was voted NBA All-Star six times, made the All-NBA teams three times, and was voted Most Improved Player in the 2001–02 season. He also helped Indiana reach the NBA Playoffs six times. He is now worth $70 million.
Jermaine and Mesha met when she was just 17-years-old. And later on, they tied the knot in the Bahamas. They now have two kids named Asjia and Jermaine Jr. In 2010, Mesha appeared on the VH1 show Basketball Wives. Jermaine and Mesha owned a recording studio named Bogota Entertainment in Atlanta.
Paul Pierce spent his first 15-years playing for the Boston Celtics. He is a ten-time All-Star and four-time All-NBA team selection and also led Boston to the NBA Finals in 2008 and 2010. Lucrative marketing deals and his hefty paycheck helped him achieve a net worth of $70 million.
Paul and Julie met in 2006. They had their first child two years after and got married in the sunny Californian coast in summer of 2010. They have two daughters and one son.
Amar’e spent his first 12 and a half with the Suns and the New York Knicks, before finishing his NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. In 2015, Forbes listed him as the 44th best-paid athlete in the world. His estimated net worth is between $70 million and $90 million.
Amar’e and Alexis started dating back in 2002. They have four children together. Although it took a decade for him to pop the question the couple tied the knot in a secret rooftop ceremony in front of a few close family including their three children. Alexis describes herself as a hands-on mom.
These NBA players are definitely living the good life. Their net worth is more than enough to set them for life. Just a single endorsement costs more than millions and some of these athletes have multiple endorsements. These mighty men also wouldn’t be where they are if not for their supportive wives. As you’ll rarely see a successful man without a wise woman to back him up.