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Isiah Thomas' wife Lynn Kendall has had a lot of emotional supporting to do over the years. Her husband, though a phenomenal player, followed a coaching path that just never seemed to work in any way, and no matter where Isiah went and what direction he turned, he could never seem to get wins out of his clubs. But one great win that he achieved off the court was nabbing Lynn.
Lynn was Isiah's girlfriend all the way back in the late 70's when they met. He proposed to her on the steps of the library at Indiana University because they apparently met there. Isiah actually got engaged to Lynn in the mid 80's-- a full 5 years after getting drafted in 1980. After marriage, he'd become a two-time champion, but not before the birth of their first son Joshua in 1988. Lynn's pregnancy and birth coincided exactly with the Finals series with the Lakers in '88, so you can imagine how stressful that time was for them both.
Lynn also had to go through a scandal involving Isiah's "liaison" with a woman named Jenni Dones in 1985. They got together and "conceived a love child on May 26, 1985," according to the New York Post. Isiah's son Marc Dones was born in February of 1986. So the way it all boiled down: Isiah married Lynn in July of 1985, but he got together with Jenni two months before. Isiah then agreed to pay Jenni "$2,764.78 a month until Marc Dones reached 18, when Marc would get a lump-sum payment of $100,000" according to the New York Post.
That's a pretty expensive liaison. Well, Lynn and Isiah have led a nice life for themselves outside of things like that. They're both known as philanthropists, and they are both firm believers in giving back to the community. New York Knicks fans definitely don't think Isiah gave anything to them, as they would boo him constantly when he was in their organization, but Lynn and Isiah are now comfortable and living fine with Isiah as an NBA analyst.
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Another ugly case of baby mamadom here. Paul George's girlfriend Daniela Rajic (excuse us, Paul George's ex-girlfriend) has been vindicated in a court case which has unravelled for Mr. George. The judge presiding over the case, as the New York Post reports it, has apparently gone into full wrist slapping mode, saying "it is beyond comprehension how he could vouch for his skill at caring for the child while disparaging Rajic's abilities when he has never even seen the child, asked to see the child, or offered to provide for the child's needs."
So essentially the judge is saying that everything George is looking for is wrong-headed, and both he and his lawyers should be ashamed of themselves. Paul George's ex-girlfriend Daniela Rajic got the overwhelming decision on this one. Now, even though Daniela Rajic is or was a stripper (she apparently is now unemployed) and her pictures online are all sultry and come-hitherly, we should keep in mind that it's difficult for a woman sometimes to transition out of thinking of herself as eye-candy when everyone treats her as such. Now as a mother, she's got a new way to think about herself and a new angle to look at life.
Paul George's slamming continued by Justice Mathew Cooper when he essentially said that everything his council is claiming is a lie. Man, the official word of the judge really makes George look bad, and Paul George's ex-girlfriend Daniela Rajic has been awarded both the paternity and child support. Apparently George and his lawyers were trying to move the case to federal court and then start another trial in another state-- efforts that have all now been cut down with the righteous scythe of baby mama drama. Daniela Rajic may or may not decide to continue posting naughty photos of herself in a bra. That's up to her. Paul George paying child support for a baby he tried to ignore is not up to him.
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Chris Webber's wife Erika Dates Webber married him in 2009 after years of dating. They recently just celebrated their 5th anniversary to which Mr. Webber put up a few Instagram posts especially for Erika. The two have been photographed out at clubs with the rapper Nas, who Chris apparently worked with to produce a song at one point. Webber's music career included a rap album from 1999 which actually did fairly well and included some fairly big names from the late 90's hip hop scene.
Erika enjoys going out with Chris and is the president of the Social Butterflies Mentoring Program, which is a program that helps out low-income girls after school. The program seems really nice. I watched a YouTube clip that explains what they do, and it pretty much is just a group that gets together and does various activities and provides support for girls. Those activities include brunches, roller skating, book fairs at Barnes and Noble, ice cream socials, and something called a body image workshop-- meant to help girls appreciate themselves for who they are and develop their own sense of self-worth. Erika is not the only charitable one in the relationship, as Chris started something called the Timeout Foundation to help kids with educational and recreational opportunities. He started that charity back in 1993 when he was just 20 years old! That is really impressive to me.
Chris' wife Erika beat out the very famous Tyra Banks on the road to marrying C-Webb. His relationship with Tyra was highly talked-about back in the mid 2000's when Tyra was attending a lot of Sacramento Kings games. There was talk of a wedding after a few years, but they stopped dating and Chris found Erika. These two are really nice people, and you can tell how generous and giving they are based on everything they've done for those less fortunate.