For every Chesca Kramer cheering from the PBA sidelines, there is an Ayesha Curry in a Golden State Warriors uniform keeping an eye on her man—and probably tweeting after a questionable call.
Celebrity WAGs (wives and girlfriends) are fairly common in Philippine basketball, with the fans extending admiration to the apple of the eye of their favorite player. Some of them even have their own rendezvous off the court. In the NBA, a handful of these superstar better halves are actually more prominent than their male counterparts.
FHM takes a break from the playoffs to show these deserving ladies some love. Note: We didn't include the Kardashians, specifically Kourtney (Tristan Thompson) and Kendall (Blake Griffin), due to the sensitivity and uncertainty of their relationships.
Kate Bock (Kevin Love)
Instagram followers: 307k
This is one shot that Love didn't miss. Like a rebound, he secured the 25-year-old Canadian model voted Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2013. She told the magazine: "I go back and forth between here (New York) and there (Cleveland) and jobs, so I see him pretty often even though we live in different cities and both travel for work."
Savannah Brinson (LeBron James)
Instagram followers: 851k
As well-known as her husband of five years is, Savannah might just be the most low-key of all NBA wives. Her IG account isn't even verified! From meeting James in high school (they were engaged in 2011) and being the mother of their three children Bronny, Bryce, and Zhuri, she has become a successful entrepreneur, interior designer, and philanthropist.
Amelia Vega (Al Horford)
Instagram followers: 853k
The underrated big man isn't only fortunate to be part of a championship organization, but also with his life partner. Amelia is quite big in the Dominican Republic, especially after being the first local to be crowned Miss Universe in 2003. She has two kids with Horford, Ean and Alia, with another one on the way.
Ayesha Curry (Stephen Curry)
Instagram followers: 5.5m
One of the more influential WAGs, Ayesha has had a few acting credits (Dan's Detour of Life, Love for Sale) before tying the knot with Curry. She has turned her focus to the culinary arts, using her talents for cooking shows, books, and restaurants. The mom of the adorable Riley and Ryan is also expecting the third kid.
Teyana Taylor (Iman Shumpert)
Instagram followers: 6.3m
This woman eclipses her man when it comes to popularity. That's what happens when you're a declining role player who is married to a multihyphenate (actress, recording artist, model) like Teyana. She is currently signed to Kanye West's Def Jam Recordings and even starred in the music video of Ye's "Fade."
La La Anthony (Carmelo Anthony)
Instagram followers: 7.5m
La La's marriage with Melo is currently on the rocks, but that didn't stop the OKC forward from sending love to his wife last Valentine's Day. In an interview on The Wendy Williams Show, she said, "You know marriages are tough, and you know that. We all know that. It's filled with ups and downs. We are just going through a time right now."
Gabrielle Union (Dwyane Wade)
Instagram followers: 9.8m
The 45-year-old was already a star (She's All That, Bring It On) before she even dated and wedded Wade. Gabrielle couldn't have been a better significant other, after taking the role of stepmother to his three children. She made headlines late last year following a radio interview where she implied that the future Hall of Famer loves some "tossed salad."