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.
One of our favorite NBA wives, Monica, has paired up with one of our favorite vocalists, Brandy, for a new song entitled, “It All Belongs To Me.” This is the ladies’ first collaboration since their 1998 hit, “The Boy Is Mine.” I wonder what took them so long?? The beautifully shot video debuted last night on VH1 and is dedicated to Whitney Houston. Both women look flawless! So happy to see these two making music together again.
Late last Wednesday night after the Hawks vs. Knicks game, I get a call from my hubby as he’s boarding the plane to return home. “Looks like we’re going to All-Star. We leave Friday morning.” My response… “Well, let me get myself together!” After 17 seasons in the league, it was truly an honor for the NBA to invite Jerry to replace the injured Joe Johnson to represent Team Atlanta in the Haier Shooting Stars competition on All-Star Saturday Night. The Shooting Stars competition pairs a current player, a former player, and a WNBA player to represent the city. Teaming up with Steve Smith and Lindsey Harding, Jerry and Team Atlanta competed against Teams from Orlando, Texas, and New York. Even though Team New York (Allan Houston, Landry Fields, Cappie Pondexter) won the competition, we had a ball the entire weekend!
Beauty…check. Style…check. Intelligence…check. Happily married, beautiful children, successful career…3 checks! Yes, Audrey Griffin is one of those women that makes you ask, “how does she do it all?” Well, she’ll quickly tell you, with God, nothing is impossible! The wife of Adrian Griffin, former NBA player and current assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls, Audrey is as sweet and down- to- earth as they come, with a smile and personality that can light up the darkest room. As an author, motivational speaker, and recently ordained minister, Audrey is passionate about helping women find balance, purpose, and prosperity!
I’m so excited for the launch of my new line of tees, 31:Ten! 31:Ten will feature Christian-inspired designs for men and women who want to share their faith in a cool, fun, and fashionable way. They will have the fit, cut, and style that you would expect to find with any high-end line of t-shirts, but they’ll have a message and design that you can feel good about wearing. I’ve been working with an amazing graphics design firm in Dallas, The Drifting Creatives, who have been awesome at helping me turn my vision into reality.