Courtside Chic: Gabrielle & DWade Engaged, Chandler Parsons Shaves Head for a Good Cause, Miami WAGS Ugly Xmas Sweaters

Gabrielle Union’s Blinging Engagement Ring

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I hope that everyone had a fabulous Christmas! I know that Gabrielle Union did. That 8.5 carat engagement ring would put a smile on anyone’s face. Her beau Dwyane Wade finally popped the question over the weekend right before an NBA Christmas party.

The Heat’s guard posted a photo of the engagement ring with the caption “She said YES!!! @gabunion” Well, sovaldi of course she did. I mean, recipe she would look kind of crazy saying no…especially after accepting the championship ring.

Everything about this couple exudes ‘true love.’ Wade has even told Oprah that she makes his eyes sparkle. I got the same effect when I saw that ring. The only thing more beautiful than the cushion cut diamond is the way that he proposed.

His youngest son, Zion, held a sign with Union’s name, his nephew, Dahveon Morris, held a sign that said “Will you?” and his oldest son held a sign that said “marry us?” If you don’t at least think of shedding a tear after reading that, you have no heart. Wade also gave his team matching green jackets since he was in the “giving mood.”

Okay…now back to the ring! The cushion cut diamond was made by the fabulous Jason of Beverly Hills. Who…by the way will make my ring as well. Just, you know, FYI. The “Being Mary Jane” actress and the two -time champion will have a very happy life together. I am going to predict that wedding will be just as fabulous as the engagement!

 

Chandler Parsons Shaves his head for a Good Cause

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Houston Rockets guard Chandler Parsons recently shaved his head in support of a remarkable 10 year-old boy. Patrick Hobbs-DeClaire is a cancer patient who happens to be Chandler Parson’s biggest fan. Parsons was inspired by the young man after meeting with him last week.

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“His dad was telling me how he isn’t even scared of death. He is more worried about not looking like his twin brother anymore, so me being his favorite player, I decided to shave my head to look more like him and hopefully give him some support and encouragement from me.” Parsons says.  (via Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle)

The Rockets were able to defeat the San Antonio Spurs on Christmas day. Parsons  scored 21 points for the Rockets (19-11). It looks like he knew that a very special fan was watching.

Rusell Westbrook’s Pre-Game Leather Overalls                                      

Russell Westbrook arrived at Madison Square Garden sporting leather overalls, a gold chain, and a beanie with the words “Killin’ It” across the forehead.

The OKC point guard indeed ‘killed it’ on Christmas day against the the New York Knicks. In fact, his hat should have said, ‘Slaughtered It.’ OKC gave the New York a blood-bath with a 123-94 final score. The Carmelo-less Knicks were even booed by their own fans.

Westbrook scored 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. This was his  first triple-double this season and seventh in his overall career. OKC assisted in making the Knicks’ record  0-7. Ouch.

Serge Ibaka’s All Black Ensemble

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Oklahoma City’s power forward, Serge Ibaka struck a pose in an Instagram photo with the caption “I’m having a Thunderful Christmas!!! How about you?”

His Christmas was ‘Thunderful’ indeed, as the Thunder managed to have the most dominant victory of the night. He scored 24 points with 10 of 14 shooting.  Looks like he is a winner on…and off of the court. He strikes a GQ pose looking delectable in all black. Not every man can pull off over-the-knee boots. Serge does it well.

 

Miami Heat Wives, Chris Bosh in Ugly Christmas Sweaters 

The holiday season brings out the goofiness in everyone..basketball wives/girlfriends included. Last Friday, the Miami WAGS threw an ugly sweater event. Savannah James looks adorable in her polka dot Christmas kitty sweater and Gabrielle Wade Union looks like an 89-year old book keeper in her snowman vest.  Adrienne Bosh, on the other hand, might not have captured the true essence of the evening because she is wearing a cute sweater. I know…boo! Her husband, however, redeemed her. On Christmas day, Chris Bosh arrived at the Staples Center rocking an electric sweater (literally).  The sweater lit up with the Abominable Snowman across the chest.

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The Miami Heat  They was able to defeat the Kobe-less Lakers for their 6th straight win. Bosh scored 23 points and 11 rebounds.They are now 5-0. Happy Holidays to them!

That’s it for now Divas. I’ve got some Christmas leftovers to, um, take care of.  I will be back to keep you fabulously posted next week!

About the author: Alexis Caxton-Idowu is a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago studying Political Science. This Chicago-area native loves all things hoops and heels. As an avid basketball fan, Alexis enjoys keeping up with NBA news without neglecting her ‘girly-girl’ tendencies. When she is not attending class or meeting deadlines, Alexis enjoys writing, watching games, shopping, fashion, reality television and managing her entertainment and style blog, Didara. Follow Alexis on Twitter @alexiscax.

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