Los Angeles Lakers Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

02/24/14
 

Nick Young's girlfriend Iggy Azalea

 

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Nick Young has had a hell of a year for himself. And if you don't want to take our word for it, Nick Young's girlfriend Iggy Azalea will help set the record straight.

The 7th year swingman has had a big year for the admittedly struggling Los Angeles Lakers, and is taking that fame to new heights.  Young took to Twitter to declare Austrailian rapper his #WomanCrushWednesday and the rest is history.  The couple later met  up in Los Angeles and began dating from there.   In an article in GQ, Azalea explained what she saw in the man they call Swaggy P.

Nick's really goofy and funny.  We don't really watch basketball in Australia.  I always joke with him, ‘I hope we don't break up, because you'd ruin basketball for me.’ I really hope he doesn't ruin basketball for me.”

Not to be outdone, Nick Young chimes in on what attracted him to Iggy

Because of the way she dresses and her, uh, figure. It's hard to top that,ya know?

To save you guys the legwork of having to look it up yourselves, and considering you know that's why our site exist, we dug for some more information on Iggy Azalea.   Iggy, born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in 1990, is a model and rapper made famous for being one of the first non-American females to ever be named one of XXL's Freshman talents.  Iggy previously dated A$AP Rocky, which included her getting a tattoo of A$AP on her fingers.  After the couple split in July, 2012, Iggy went through the process to have the ink covered up leaving her readily available to take up with Young in November, 2013.

11/12/12
 

Mike D'Antoni's wife Laurel D'Antoni

 

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The new and somewhat surprising replacement head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni is about to take over a team desperate for a somewhat competent coach. The team which oozes with talent is off to an abysmal start, and is ready to see D'Antoni reunited with his longtime PG, Steve Nash. It remains to be seen if the Lakers are ready to take on a :07 second or less philosophy, but they'll surely be ready to do something different than they've been doing under Mike Brown.

For D'Antoni, the Lakers gig will represent his third chance in the NBA. Though his stint with the Knicks didn't go quite as planned, D'Antoni had a long run of relative success with Nash and the Phoenix Suns. Mike D'Antoni and wife Laurel D'Antoni and family live in Rye, NY, which is definitely a slower pace of life than Los Angeles. As he heads to LA, his time may not be completely wasted, as he and his family now have experience in a major media market under his belt.

This job move represents an even stranger move considering that D'Antoni just spent a week living in a Westchester, NY retirement home. According to an article on SI.com, after Hurricane Sandy took out power to the D'Antoni's home last week, Laurel found a room at the home for Mike, as he'd recently had a knee replacement and is still on crutches.

Mike and Laurel were married in 1984 after originally meeting in Italy while Mike was playing basketball.

08/08/12
 

Is Kobe Bryant dating Stephanie Rice?

 

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The 2012 Olympics have been great for Kobe Bryant. He has been far and away the most visible of the 2012 USA Basketball off the court while he takes in various events with his family. He's been seen at swimming events, track and field, and gymnastics events, helping show his daughters a memorable Olympic experience. But if the rumor mill has any credibility, there's been plenty of action off the court for Kobe as well.

Yes, Kobe has also been taking part in the nightlife London's been offering, though Vanessa hasn't been quite as visible with him as she is during the day. TMZ released a picture of Kobe with his shirt off in a club in between two women not named Vanessa Bryant during the opening weekend of the London Olympics. Their report indicates that a full drink was spilled(?) thrown(?) at him, and he had to take the shirt off. Whatever the reason, it certainly challenges any nothing of a reconciliation between Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Bryant in order to avoid their pending divorce.

However, despite all of this; the questionable shirtless nightclub incident, the public sightings of Kobe being a great father and husband, and oh by the way, helping Team USA run through the Men's basketball bracket,... rumors are surfacing that he's had time for even more. TerezOwens.com is reporting that Kobe Bryant may be dating Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice. Their report suggests that there were whispers of the two hooking up during the 2008 Beijing games, and that they have reconnected in London. Early in London, Kobe was seen taking in the Australian swim team practice, after which he and Rice, who is no stranger to controversy herself, posed for a picture together. After Rice and Bryant showed up trackside to see an indoor cycling a week plus later, the rumor mill started churning again, suggesting that the couple may be dating in London.

So, if the rumor mill has any credence, it's Vanessa by day, and Rice by night. Color us jaded in regards to this rumor, as it would be a shocking turn of events to see these two be so public with their alleged affair. Both Rice and Bryant have a somewhat sordid history with various relationship failings and if they wanted to hide something, being together in public seems like a poorly laid out plan. Unless Kobe and Vanessa are officially kaput and just negotiating divorce details while remaining publicly amicable , we're going to file this one away as bogus.

Can't a dude rumored to have been involved in a significant amount extramarital affairs just be really good friends with one of the hottest (and craziest) international athletes in the 2012 Olympics?