NBA Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

05/21/15

Daryl Morey's wife Ellen Morey


Daryl Morey's wife Ellen Morey is the mother of two kids named Scott and Karen. The Moreys are a little removed from having to travel around with the team, so I feel like they're a little more normal in the sense that they've all got regular facebook pages and are able to do family-oriented activities more often than coaches and players are able to. Houston's not far from Orlando, and they'll take a trip to Disney World and take pictures with all the characters. Then they'll all be at Scott's soccer game cheering him on. They're the picture of wholesomeness.

Ellen was briefly featured on the local Houston news recently for her handycraft hobby. Daryl Morey's wife Ellen Morey is apparently an excellent knitter, and she knitted a quality James Harden-- telling the news staff that she was on a mission to knit the entire team. Her next project was Dwight Howard. I'm not sure if I'd try to knit the entire team, though, Ellen. By the time you're done there will have been trades, and the amount of work it takes will feel like diminishing returns when you get around to the bench warmers. Then again, when you're talking about a high-caliber team, there aren't a lot of bench warmers.

Daryl and Ellen got engaged back in December of 1994, and that means they held off for awhile on having kids (until around 2000). They definitely strike me as the type that travel a lot and enjoy themselves. While Daryl is frequently busy with the team, it's still clear that they meet a lot of famous people. I don't think Ellen had the honor of meeting Bill Clinton, but Daryl got a picture with the man recently while he was in town to see a game. I guess the Moreys have a lot of solid connections because of Daryl being the a big shot executive. They recently took a trip to France and happened to catch some french basketball while they were there.

05/20/15

Corey Brewer's girlfriend Monique Mongalo


Well, Corey Brewer's girlfriend Monique Mongalo is a caring and beautiful woman whom for a long time the internet thought had hidden her identity away, but we managed to track her down. She was interviewed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune right after Corey got traded to the Rockets. The couple had planned on both being there for a charity event for kids, but Corey had to leave to be with the new team and Monique stepped in to answer some questions.

Monique is originally from Los Angeles and was more than game to answer questions from CJ in Minneapolis, who I guess is sort of a minor celebrity reporter? CJ asked her how many cowboy boots and hats they have in their closet and she told her none and that he is only allowed to wear them in Tennessee. I think I completely missed the reference here because that question made next to no sense to me. The big news that shocked NBA fans is that Corey Brewer is a very hands-on father. Corey Brewer's girlfriend Monique Mongalo said that Corey had changed more diapers than she had, which I kind of find hard to believe since he spends a ton of time playing basketball and traveling, but the point was that he takes care of his kid. They had their son, Sebastian, pretty recently. Monique also confirmed that Corey likes to do a lot of chores like go shopping for food and stuff.

I should also mention that Corey Brewer's girlfriend Monique Mongalo is engaged to him, and I'm pretty positive they haven't tied the knot yet. Most sports couples wait until the season is over to get married, which is why so many basketball marriages happen in the summer. They'll generally also take a long honeymoon in the summer to an exotic location, but that's standard for most couples with money anyway. Monique seemed happy about Corey's trade to Houston and said he'd adjust well, but she mentioned it's sort of like a new kid in a new school and that you never know what to expect. Well, things seems to be clicking at the moment.

05/12/15

Dominique Wilkins' wife Robin Wilkins


Dominique Wilkins' wife Robin Wilkins is the proud mother of three, though Dominique himself has five children because of his other marriage to a woman named Nicole. Dominique is one of those guys that has had rumors hovering around him about fathering a boatload of illegitimate children, and many on the internet believe he stayed in the NBA for so long because he had to pay for all the paternity suits. One comment on a forum about Dominique simply read: "Dude be potent." Indeed, internet.

Robin Wilkins herself is a lovely lady who I'm sure was given the ground rules of marriage ahead of time: please no suing me! Well, the couple has been hitched since 2006, and it seems to be working alright. Any time I see Dominique in an NBA capacity (like as a semi-host or commentator at the ALl-Star game for example) I wonder what one of those appearances pays. See, Dominique Wilkins' wife Robin Wilkins met Dominique after his NBA career was over so it set a different precedent. Dominique was known as a guy who was "too nice" to his family and closest friends when it came to giving away money. In fact, his brother Gerald Wilkins was quoted as having told his own mother 'I'm going to give you all gifts — that's it. You're not taking all my money like you did to Nique.'

As you can imagine and as it goes with most player wives and mothers of three, Robin is always busy with the kids, but she always has time to attend charity functions and things of that nature. These are usually the times when photos get snapped of her. A lot of Dominique and Robin's closest family friends are old players from his playing days and their wives. I believe John Sally and his wife was photographed with Dominique and another couple recently.