If you’re still crying like we are over Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony’s separation, cry no more! Relish in the fact that these NBA couples are still together and very much in love! From LeBron & Savannah James to Steph & Ayesha Curry, there’s nothing better than love and basketball!
It’s no surprise that many people are devastated over Carmelo Anthony and La La‘s separation, as the two were serious couple goals throughout their 13 year relationship. While it was filled with ups and downs, which were publicized on their VH1 reality TV series, the pair seemed to have a good thing going. That was until it was reported on April 17, 2017 that La La and Carmelo had split and La La was spotted without her wedding ring. Yikes!
Luckily, there are several other perfect basketball couples that will restore your faith in love! Click through our gallery to see some of our faves who are totally in it for the long-haul!
You can’t make this list without starting off with the Kings and Queens of the NBA, aka LeBron and Savannah James, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and Steph and Ayesha Curry. Can you say goals?!
LeBron, 32, and Savannah, 30, have an amazing love story that should probably be in a Nicholas Sparks book or something. LeBron saw Savannah at a football game and invited her to a basketball game! The game didn’t work out, so the two had their first date at an Outback Steakhouse. Savannah got pregnant of their first child while she was still in high school in 2004, and while she and LeBron did not get engaged then, they remained committed to each other until he proposed in 2012 on New Years Eve! Romantic! The two were married in September 2013. They have three children and the rest is history! LeBron constantly gushes over Savannah on Instagram and gave her an amazing shoutout following his Championship win in 2016.
“I apologized to her. She was like ‘What are you apologizing for?'” LeBron recalled to the Road Trippin’ podcast. “I said, ‘Because the journey that I’m on to want to be the greatest to ever play this game or to the point where no one ever forgets what I accomplished, I’ve at times lost the fact of how important you are to this whole thing. … I want you to understand that along this journey while I’m playing this game there will be times that I lose the fact of how important you and my three kids are – my babies are.’” Aww!
Gabrielle Union, 44, and Dwyane Wade, 35, are also serious goals. After beginning to date in 2009 and going through a brief split in 2013, the couple reconciled — thank goodness. In 2014, with the help of his sons Zaire and Zion who held up signs that said “Will You Marry Us?,” Dwyane proposed to Gabrielle and she obviously accepted! Who couldn’t say no to that 8.5 carat ring… A true fairytale!
Next up are Steph, 29, and Ayesha Curry, 28, who met when they were teens in their church youth group! At that time, they didn’t have an interest in each other, but years later, when Steph was just starting to make a name for himself after March Madness in 2008, the two reconnected when he was in LA for the ESPYs. Although Ayesha vowed she wouldn’t date an athlete because they were “arrogant,” the two fell in love. They were married in 2011 and had their spunky, camera-stealing daughter Riley in 2012, and their one-year-old Ryan in 2015.
There are SO many more NBA love stories, we just can’t choose! HollywoodLifers, which is your favorite NBA couple? Any to add to the list? Let us know!