We know all you Laker fans are getting tired of lockout news…so that’s why we’re giving you dating gossip! The current rumors circulating the web are rumoring Laker forward Matt Barnes to be dating actress Eva Longoria, though both deny any romantic involvement.
With Barnes having announced his breakup with reality-TV star Gloria Govan a month ago, Longoria was seen picking up Barnes from the airport earlier this week, according to reports from TMZ.
While the two suggest that they are simply friends, the Los Angeles Times has also noted the two have been recently seen around town together:
Barnes and Longoria were also spotted eating dinner together in New York a few weeks ago and partying at a nightclub in Las Vegas in October. And the two work together on Longoria’s foundation, Padres Contra El Cancer.
NBA fans know Eva Longoria from her three-year marriage with Spurs point guard Tony Parker, where she was visible in the stands for many Laker/Spurs battles. There aren’t many guys that would say no to dating Eva Longoria, but with Tony Parker as a benchmark, let’s take a look at some alarming basketball-related statistics:
NBA championships prior to marrying Eva Longoria (2001-07): 3
NBA championships while married to Eva Longoria (2007-10): 0
Our advice at Laker Nation? Stay away, Matthew. Stay away and the rings will follow.