Maria Sharapova Rumors
Maria Sharapova was in New York City this month on a sports venture that had nothing to do with tennis or the U.S. Open. As Sharapova prepares for her post-playing career, the Russian tennis star completed a three-day informal internship with the NBA in Manhattan, working closely with commissioner Adam Silver.
“She took part in many of our department meetings to learn about the NBA operations,” Mike Bass, a spokesman for Silver, told The Post. “She’s very smart, incredibly inquisitive about our process and initiatives.” According to an NBA source, meldonium will be placed on the NBA’s banned list in time for the coming season.
Nets shooting guard Sasha Vujacic won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s also engaged to tennis star Maria Sharapova. The synergy between Sharapova, a beautiful athlete, and Vujacic being an accomplished NBA player garnered extra media attention especially when the two were engaged. TMZ and Deadspin reported their engagement. “It has its pluses and minuses with TMZ, we live our life pretty low key—we are devoted to what we are doing,” said Vujacic in a recent interview. Vujacic acknowledges the balance of a good upbringing from his parents and his early start in his sport for keeping him grounded in handling media. “The journalism brings you to celebrity status but you try to stay down to Earth as much as you can,” he added. “Spending seven years in Los Angeles playing for one of the best teams on the planet definitely gives you opportunity to be out there and it just grows if you are smart with it.”
Los Angeles Laker Sasha Vujacic just locked down tennis hottie Maria Sharapova … proposing marriage to her with a massive engagement rock to rival any Lakers championship ring. Sources tell TMZ the pair — who were first spotted holding hands about a year ago — got engaged Tuesday after Sasha popped the question at his home in Manhattan Beach, CA.