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Who doesn't love DeAndre Jordan? He's hilarious, and he's got a smokin' lady. DeAndre Jordan's girlfriend Amber Alvarez is a model who posts some pretty sharp pieces of wisdom quotes on her Twitter from time to time. She's also in the habit of posting link after link to her private Instagram account, so you can look at tons of her pictures without having access to all of them. There must be a treasure trove of less-than-stunning home pictures that she doesn't want strangers to see...
Amber and DeAndre were spotted a few months back in the summer attending the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie premiere in Los Angeles. Man, how cool would it be to be on a winning pro ball club in LA and get invited to movie premieres and hang out with movie stars.
DeAndre Jordan's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" was very memorable. He was the last dude on that edition, and his tweet was "DeAndre Jordan looks like he doesn't know how to read," and DeAndre got up and said angrily, "Well, I just read that you fuckin' idiot!" and stormed off. Classic DeAndre Jordan humor.
DeAndre's girlfriend Amber is from Texas, and she seems like she keeps real busy with modeling. Every now and again she'll post some deep quotes on her Twitter, and I sometimes enjoy these if they're good. One such nugget: "Pain isn't supposed to define you; it's supposed to refine you." So that's like if you're on a modeling shoot and you stub your toe-- don't let that person saying "ouch my toe!" be who are you at your core-- let it be a lesson to you to watch out for the ends of fireplaces and ornamental chair legs. I kid, I kid. Amber is always saying how happy she is to be around such great people, and she herself really does seem like a cool girl.
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Derrick Favors' girlfriend Shivolli DaSilva recently registered herself a production company. I know this because I have seen the official LLC filing, which was completed on March 18 of 2014. So I'm guessing this company, called Volli Production, is going to have something to do with entertainment. Perhaps YouTube videos or music videos? I'm curious to know more, but she hasn't yet put any other information online.
Derrick's girlfriend Shivolli has a pretty distinctive tattoo on her left arm that reads "Addictive Loyalty," and it has a bunch of leopard spots around it with candy, lipstick, and a large Hello Kitty character in the middle. I did not understand this when I saw it, but I think it means she has brand loyalty to Sanrio, the company that created the character for marketing purposes. Why anyone would tattoo a corporate brand on their arm is beyond me, but it does catch one's eye and make one stop and pause, so Shivolli's got that going for her.
The lovely Shivollia and Derrick recently through a back-to-school event where they played some basketball with about 30 children in the Utah Jazz practice facility. Derrick and his girlfriend Shivolli had their friends help organize the youngsters while they shot around, talked about basketball, took pictures, and ran some layup drills. Derrick even picked up one of the smallest kids so that she could dunk the ball. Shivolli and Derrick live in North Salt Lake on a large hill overlooking the expanse of land and mountains. It's a fairly new development judging by the Google Maps street view (Shivolli's company was registered to their home address) and it appears that the developers are planning to add on many more houses, since the green grass stops immediately after their lot stops. I'd say if you're a fan of dirtbiking or off-road vehicles, this neighborhood is perfect for you.
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Rudy Gay's wife Ecko Wray Gay now has one of the catchiest sounding name combinations ever conceived. Ecko Wray Gay. You can't make up a name like that. Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Ecko Wray Gay. I think she could have a succesful career as a pop starlet just based on the catchiness of her name alone.
Rudy and wife Ecko married a little over a year ago in Aspen, Colorado. A bunch of his pro balling friends were at the wedding. Guys like my man Rajon Rondo were there, along with other notable players like Chris Paul. NBA weddings always look so fun. The groomsmen in this one were looking real sharp with cool black suits and black ties. The bridesmaids didn't look bad at all (it seems to be a rule in America to make bridesmaid dresses look awful for some inexplicable reason). But Ecko's bridesmaids did indeed look excellent. Ecko and Rudy have been dating since Rudy was 18. They started dating in 2004, and apparently Rudy didn't have a driver's license, and Ecko would drive him to his high school practices. So they've been together for 10 years, and Rudy last year made the statement that she's been there through thick and thin and that it was time for him to get married and settle his personal life down. He also said "she's the one." Music to Ecko's ears.
Rudy and wife Ecko have a daughter named Macee along with four dogs. Four is a pretty large number of dogs. I haven't seen any photos of them on her Twitter but I'd bet they're the smaller kind. Having four large dogs is like having a small band of cavemen living in your home. They make a mess. Ecko likes putting up pictures of Macee playing soccer on her Twitter, and she calls her daughter "Macaroni."