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Klay Thompson’s girlfriend Shaila Singh is, well, good at looking good. That is- she’s a former Miss Pismo Beach, and she competes in beauty competitions. In 2011 she posted an unintentionally funny video of herself and trailing makeup-and-preparations entourage titled “Behind The Tiara” on youtube. Hey, her business is beauty, not storyboarding!
Klay has been with Shaila for a few years, but is in the very unusual position of not having access to his own money to wine and dine her. All of his salary payments go directly to his father, Mychal, who himself had a 13 year NBA career and was the 1978 number one draft pick. In fact, Mychal Thompson gives him an actual weekly allowance of $300, as he’s explained in numerous interviews. When asked about what Klay should do about taking his girlfriend on a date, he is quoted on Bleacher Report as saying, ““Go to Langers in Oakland … Go to the grocery store and get a nice bottle of wine for $30…”
Well, at least Shaila can get into Warriors games for free, and she’s got plenty to watch since Klay has been seeing a lot of minutes and really producing some solid numbers. At 6’7”, he’s one of the more serious threats as a stop-and-pop sharpshooter on the west coast. His free throw and 3-point percentages are also pretty decent at 42% and 80% respectively. Hopefully next year when his contract is bumped up to $3,000,000, Klay’s weekly allowance will rise past $300. Shaila is crossing her fingers!
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Stop me if you've heard this one before: celebrity/athlete sends nude pictures to someone, who turns around and shares them with the world. And that's the best case scenario. Unfortunately for Mark Jackson, things got much, much worse...
Approximately 6 years, Jackson was an announcer for the New Jersey Nets. During his time there, he met Alexis Adams. She was a dancer from a local strip club. During their time together, Jackson sent some nude shots to Adams. After a year, things ended and they went their separate ways. No harm, no foul, right?
Wrong. Flash forward to earlier this year, Jackson was approached by a stranger man while on a road trip with the Warriors. The man, Marcus Shaw, presented Jackson with the photos as demanded money for them or he would release them to the press. Jackson gave him $5000 in an effort to make his mistake finally disappear. You see, Jackson has been married for 22 years to singer Desiree Coleman. Things crossed the line with Jackson when Shaw contacted Coleman about the pictures. He contacted the FBI, who began building their case in April. Shaw and Adams were both arrested and charged with felony extortion on June 28, 2012.
To her credit, Coleman knew of the affair and has been supportive of her husband during the extortion attempts. The couple has remained together and are co-pastors at the True Love Worship Center in Los Angeles. Together they have 4 children. Coleman is most the know for her in the off-broadway musical Mama, I Want to Sing during the 80's.
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Stephen Curry married his fiancee Ayesha Alexander on July 30, 2011. While his wedding is noteworthy unto itself, it's the couple's selfless gesture that really caught our attention.
PlayerWives.com has literally spent hundreds of hours researching the wives and girlfriends of professional athletes. Occasionally, our research will lead us to wedding registries of the athlete's we're reviewing. Dan Haren, Josh Beckett, Jay Cutler and of course Brian McCann all had wedding registries readily available for the public to find and shop on. Hell, Jose Bautista had a baby registry online. If you ask us, the days of tough economies and 500 point losses on the DOW, it comes across as poor taste multi-millionaires to be registering for gravy boats and wine glasses.
Apparently, Steph Curry and his girlfriend Ayesha Alexander agreed with us.
In one of the classier moves we've seen reported in recent memory, Stephen and his new wife Ayesha Alexander have asked guests to donate to www.ThanksUSA.org in lieu of wedding gifts for the newlyweds. ThanksUSA supports active duty military personnel across all branches of the military, by awarding scholarships to their children and spouses.
Congratulations to the couple and specifically to Steph Curry's wife Ayesha Alexander for forgoing the tradition. We applaud your effort, and certainly hope that more will follow in your footsteps.