“Behind The Bench” the National Basketball Wives Association recently held their annual conference in the city of Atlanta. Amazing can’t even begin to describe this event. Kristina Ratliff and Dee Dee Abdur-Rahim were co-chairs, along with our President Sandra Evans Short, in planning this awesome weekend filled with fun, love, and most of all sisterhood. After 18 years of my hubby playing in the league, this is surprisingly my first conference and first year as a member. So this experience was totally new for me. But I had the best time and bonded with some of the sweetest, most down-to-earth women you could ever meet. That’s me in the green.
I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been extremely busy gearing up for the launch of my new Christian apparel line, 31:ten! So, I may have failed to report on the NBA playoffs, or even the Heat winning the Championship…we already knew the outcome of that anyway, right? (By the way, congrats to all the beautiful ladies of the Miami Heat, and the players too ) But,one thing that I could not ignore was the premiere of one of our favorite NBA wives, and my favorite R&B singer, Tamia’s new video, Beautiful Surprise! I’m already hooked on the song, which is classic Tamia – soulful, sultry, with an infectious melody, and impeccable vocals. And the video does not disappoint and even features a cameo from her hubby, Grant Hill.
He’s finally here! Chris and Adrienne Bosh welcomed their new baby boy, Jackson into the world last Thursday! Through Instagram and Twitter, Adrienne has graciously shared with the world every step of her pregnancy, including her fabulous looks while attending her hubby’s Heat games, proudly representing #TeamOverDressed. I have to say, she definitely made pregnancy look extremely chic! Check out these precious photos of their new bundle!
NBA Veteran, poet, author, activist, husband, and father of three, Etan Thomas is often called “The Renaissance Man” of the NBA. His new book, Fatherhood, Rising to the Ultimate Challenge was recently released to rave reviews.
Kristen Blake, wife of LA Laker, Steve Blake, recently turned the big 3-0 and celebrated in a major way. Instead of asking for jewelry, shoes, or the latest handbag, Kristen invited family, friends, fans, and everyone else in between, to contribute to her favorite charities through her website, Kristen’s Birthday Wish. What an amazing and creative way to give her loved ones and complete strangers the opportunity to be a blessing to others.
With the NBA trade deadline ending yesterday, many NBA wives and families are asking, “what’s next?” Trades are part of the business and to be expected, but most people don’t realize what goes on behind the scenes logistically when your husband is traded and has to report to his new city within less than 24 hours.