Kobe’s wife Vanessa, Amar’e Stoudemire’s fiancée Alex Welch, and Tyson Chandler’s wife Kimberly, were the focus of an NYmag feature called “The Belles of B-Ball: How NBA Player’s Wives Vie for Fashion Dominance.”
Marrying a basketball star can mean marrying a lottery-winner-scale fortune—and, just as for Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, it’s important to look the part. Which means that joyful bouts of conspicuous consumption of the sort that Tyson arranged for his wife are helpful for the role. The NBA court is the stage for one kind of game, and courtside another: a fashion show where the wives
The feature included a gallery of the ladies sporting some impressive garbs, which you can see above. Be sure to check out our list of the 12 Hottest NBA Wives, which of course features Queen Mamba, Vanessa Bryant.