Slam Dunk: NBA Wives and Girlfriends Who Doubled Up on Fame

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Being an NBA wife isn’t as easy as it looks. Players travel constantly to compete in games all over the country, leaving wives at home to manage family responsibilities alone. Add to that the endless hordes of groupies, clamoring for players’ attention, and the struggle becomes quite real.

When you throw a wife’s or girlfriend's own pre-existing fame into the equation, things can become even more complicated. Successful relationships or not, many female celebrities have accepted the challenge and doubled up on their own fame to date an NBA star. Take a look!