For the life of an NBA player, being on the road can be tough, but the love of a significant other can get them through the hardest battles off the court. Being close with your teammates is also key, but being close to their wives is probably not the best idea. One thing can lead to another, and the team’s momentum can drop down dramatically because of an infidelity scandal. It can also possibility lead to being traded or dropped if the situation gets out of hand.
We decided to find 10 moments when an NBA star allegedly slept with a teammate’s wife. You might already know about some of these, but we’re guessing #2 and #1 will surprise you!
Tony Parker and Brent Barry
Former San Antonio Spurs teammates Tony Parker and Brent Barry were two-time NBA Champions together. Unfortunately, their friendship came to an end when raunchy texts between Parker and Barry’s wife Erin Barry were leaked. Both parties eventually filed for divorce from their significant others. Barry opted out of his contract with the Spurs.
Paul George and Roy Hibbert
Indiana Pacers players Paul George and Roy Hibbert were good friends until rumors of infidelity almost tore them apart. An anonymous person sent an email to websites stating that George was having an affair with Hibbert’s wife. George came out to say that rumors were false, and Hibbert took his side.
Jason Richardson and Steve Nash
While playing for the Phoenix Suns, Jason Richardson allegedly slept with Steve Nash’s wife Alejandra Amarilla. As expected, the news gave the team a bad name, and Richardson was traded to the Orlando Magic. One day after the birth of his son, Nash announced his divorce from Amarilla because he assumed the baby belonged to Richardson.
Andrew Bynum and Jamahl Mosley
When you join a new team, sleeping with the assistant coach’s wife really isn’t something that you should do. Unfortunately for Andrew Bynum, who joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in July 2013, that was the case. The player was suspended for his actions on December 28, 2013 and traded to the Chicago Bulls the following week.