Aaron Brooks’ wife Shavonne Bland gave birth to their daughter Mikah back in 2007 right around the time he was trying to finish up college at Oregon and get drafted into the NBA. He didn’t really think he could make it to the NBA, but he got drafted 26th that year and went straight to the Rockets. Aaron and Shavonne actually came close to him quitting basketball and moving back to his hometown where Shavonne was pregnant, but he stuck it out. I guess it was a smart decision, because now they’re millionaires.
One of the more talked about charity events that Aaron Brooks’ wife Shavonne Bland attended was back in 2008 when Yao Ming was on the team. They went to this thing called the Houston Rockets Tux and Tennies Charity Gala. The idea was to pay money to sit with the NBA players (it cost $500 to get a picture with Yao Ming) and it all went to raising money for the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation. Both Aaron and Shavonne were in attendance and looking stylish. It’s a pretty funny sight seeing 7’6″ Yao Ming in a tuxedo sitting with a bunch of normal folks. Plus, he’s sort of funny looking in general. I’m sure the humor wasn’t lost on Aaron and Shavonne.
Aaron Brooks’ wife Shavonne Bland has done a fair bit of child-rearing since 2007 when she gave birth to Mikah, and that means Mikah is now coming up on her 8th birthday. So Aaron and Shavonne are sort of out of the toddler stage and into the pre-adolescent stage, I guess you’d call it. Aaron’s made a boatload of money from the NBA, and the couple are just now adjusting to his moving over to Chicago. I’m sure Shavonne is very thankful Aaron made the decision to stick with basketball and not move back home and quite altogether.