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Michael Carter-Williams' girlfriend Tia Shah has supported him throughout his interesting rookie season and hey, she must be doing something right with MC-Dub having recently been named the Kia Eastern Conference rookie of the month for November. After being one steal away from a triple double in his first ever game for the Philadelphia 76ers, he's also posted some great numbers across the board in his freshman season.
Tia has shown that she loves Michael, but is not so fond of his busy NBA schedule, Tweeting on several occasions that she hates the long distance between them and that she can't wait for her winter break from Sierra Canyon College. This is where she has kept herself busy living her college-student life on the campus in Chatsworth, CA. After her tweet about starting an essay the night before it's due, we can assume that, despite her relationship with MCW, Tia is just an average college student.
Before Carter-Williams splashed onto the radar this season, their relationship was filled with time spent together as we can see from Tia's vine posts about their trip to Disneyland and doing other things together. Another post shows her playfully starting to get her baby nephew into basketball, joking that he will hopefully follow her boyfriend's footsteps to play pro hoops one day.
Michael Carter-Williams' impressive start this season is hopefully a sign of a promising career out of the 22-year-old Massachusetts native. Despite his impressive performance thus far, he hasn't taken anything for granted, storing his rookie salary in a trust he won't be able to touch for three more years. We can bet that Tia is sure hoping that when the time comes to get the money three years from now, they will be taking that very same money he had stored, and maybe beginning the next step of their life with it.
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The NBA Playoffs are great for so many reasons; the drama, the upsets, the rise to pressure, and for us here at PlayerWives.com, the increased reports of girlfriend sightings in the stands.
Spencer Hawes is seeing his stock rise after a solid opening round, and now has the bulls-eye on his chest as the man charged with shutting down the hyper-motivated Kevin Garnett in round 2. It should come as no surprise that a man who is seeing his national profile increased also has a beautiful girl waiting in the stands for him.
According to TerezOwens.com, Hawes brought his girlfriend Gina Antoniello to round 1 of the playoffs, where she was seated with his family. The report claims the two have been dating since the summer of 2011 after mutual friends introduced them.
Interestingly enough, it sounds like Hawes may be sleeping with the enemy here. Anotniello is the on-court reporter for the New Jersey Nets hired shortly after she graduated from Wake Forest, and after the 2011 lockout ended. Actually, this isn't the first time Antoniello entered enemy territory for a boyfriend, as she was rumored to be dating Duke Center Brian Zoubek in 2009. The distance would not seem to be insurmountable, with her living in North Jersey and Hawes near Philadelphia.
Prior to her gig on the Jumbotron at Nets games, Gina was a model. According to her bio, she is a self proclaimed sports freak who lists her dream job as a sports agent. Her biggest turnoff is dishonesty, and her obsession is pickles... yes seriously.
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There are certain perks that go along with being the #2 pick in the NBA Draft; nice contract, solid endorsement deals, and of course women.
Evan Turner is doing #2 picks everywhere proud.
Evan Turner has introduced the world to his girlfriend, Chels Bella Ciao, by way of a pair of Tweets (as first found by CrossingBoard.com).
@TheKidET: On the plane headed to Philly. Glad to sleep in my bed and I get to see [Chels Twitter name]
Just talked to chels. Told her she's the sweetest.
Despite online rumors to the contrary suggesting this relationship is brand new, the couple has been dating since before the season began. As Crossing Board first reported, Chels appears to be a strong Christian, as she frequently retweets Christian quotes and motivational messages. Inconclusive research says she's a recent Temple graduate, but we do know that she's still in Philadelphia. Oh, and she likes Bob Marley and Drake. We know that's important.