He may appear in Kia commercials, but NBA superstar Blake Griffin takes home a Maserati.
The hop-tastic, LOB-city big man, whose career and profile are rising like a Space Shuttle launch, has yet another thing going for him—his smoking-hot new girlfriend.
The ever-so-vigilant snoops at TerezOwens.com report that the Los Angles Clippers dunk machine is currently linked to model Sabrina Maserati, who was seen canoodling with the second-year pro at the Clippers' most-recent home game:
"Last clippers home game Blake Griffin was spotted hugging a really hot girl…It’s his new girlfriend Sabrina Maserati….She’s a model signed to Wilhelmina in Miami — Born and raised in Florida, she graduated from FAU ..."
There you have it.
Not only does Griffin have incredible athletic ability, highlight-worthy hops, a magazine-cover physique and one of the best point guards in the NBA as his new teammate, but he also has an impeccable taste in women.
As for other players in the NBA? Well, it all depends.
In honor of the first official WAG of lob city, here's the juiciest dating rumors in the association right now.
There's certain things you just don't do.
You know what they are, the kinds of sins that make everyone around you shake their head in shame. On that list—Cheating on your wife with a teammate's wife.
It's dirty and not cool, yet, Tony Parker did it anyway.
Parker, who was married to a certain gorgeous actress, reportedly was shacking up with Erin Barry, the wife of former San Antonio Spurs teammate, Brent Barry.
"Eva Longoria filed for divorce from Tony Parker on Wednesday amid rumors of infidelity, and her good friend Mario Lopez has confirmed that she found hundreds of texts from a mutual female friend on Tony's phone.
The other woman is Erin Barry, the wife of Tony's former Spurs teammate Brent Barry, according to Sports Illustrated writer Bryan Armen Graham."
Since this news broke, Parker was finding his inner Derek Jeter before reportedly nabbing a hottie from the college-aged crowd...
Rebounds, they happen—in basketball, and certainly post-relationship.
When you're a superstar athlete, they're not exactly hard to come by, either. Hence, many peoples' complete lack of surprise to find out Parker grabbed himself a hottie from his native France.
Multiple sources, including San Antonio news affiliates, have the 29-year-old point guard linked with 20-year-old (she was 19 when they started dating) Barbara Morel. As expected, she's smoking hot—she's a beauty queen, remember—and is best known for winning the Miss Nationale pageant.
No doubt about it, she's a winner.
Now it remains to be seen how Mr. Parker, given his track record, will act if this becomes serious. As for the former Mrs. Parker...
It's a rumor so juicy, even the Los Angles Times found itself asking the question.
When a publication known for Pulitzers and exposing corruption and what not is doling out the "Are Matt Barnes and Eva Longoria dating?" headlines, you better believe it's some good gossip.
The super-tatted, sometimes talented Lakers forward has been spotted with the actress/ex-NBA WAG by paparazzi from Vegas to LAX. Since both have recently gotten out of serious relationships—Barnes' of the trashy reality show varietyit would be a good match.
Longoria gets the NBA life, and Barnes gets to date a woman who has won multiple championships.
Enough with the Desperate Housewives/San Antonio Spurs/Parker-Longoria over-saturation.
Us NBA fans were force-fed that relationship for years by ABC cameras as the Spurs boringly (fine, "fundementally") made playoff runs in the mid-2000s.
Onto something else, like Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford's surprise wedding this week to Dominican beauty queen, Amelia Vega.
Normally, this wouldn't be jaw-droppingly good gossip for B/R Swagger. NBA player lands gorgeous girl? Happened before, about 1.574 million times.
No, it's the way these two got hitched. While we knew they were linked, their wedding came completely by surprise, even for the guests themselves. Per our friends at FoxNews:
"The ceremony was held at the home of the singer's uncle and aunt, the famous Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra, and his wife, Nora Vega de Guerra.
The report said the marriage came as something of a surprise because the newlyweds had not previously confirmed their engagement, and because few among the guests even knew they were going to a wedding.
Local media said the ceremony was simple but emotional, attended only by the couple's parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents and other close relatives."
And it was on Christmas Eve. Nice touch, Al.
Every time I look at a picture of Vanessa Bryant, the number 100 comes to mind ... as in soon-to-be ex-husband Kobe cheated on her with more than 100 women (allegedly, of course).
Still, there's just too many reports out there to believe infidelity wasn't the harbinger of this marriages' death.
And when that's the case, the search for mistresses immediately begins. But unlike the Tiger Woods deluge, which ran the gamut from cut-rate models to club promoters to diner waitresses, nobody has willingly come forward to say that yes, they were romantically involved with No. 24.
Still, speculation abound.
There's a bad part of all of us, the part that slows down on the highway to rubberneck at car wrecks, that wants to know. There's plenty of guesses out there, yet nothing definitive or Tiger-esque.
Regardless, what we do know is this—Those 100 women (alleged), could cost Kobe (he of the non-prenup), $100 or more million.
The up-and-coming star is now linked with an-up-and coming model. From what TerezOwens is telling us, Maserati (awesome name, by the way), has agency representation and a gig at a record label. She also is a former Orlando Magic dancer (NBA Fan = plus) and a college graduate.
What's not to like? She's on Twitter (expect that paltry followers number to balloon following this news), and tweeted a courtside pic from the Lakers-Clippers preseason game with the hashtag: #Griffin.
Coincidence? Yeah right.