Thursday

3

July 2014

DIY: Fourth of July Party

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Make a tribute to patriotism and get inspired to celebrate the 4th of July. It’s the season of BBQs, stars, stripes and sweet goodies! Here is some inspo on how you can in cooperate some red, white and blue into your celebration!

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Monday

30

June 2014

The Women Behind The Miami HEAT

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The Miami HEAT players represent loyalty, pride, leadership, teamwork and sportmanship. They are the face of the city of Miami. They are the men that we wait all year to watch, cheer and support. What we as fans forget is that they have a life outside the court.  They have a home, families and women who stand by them through thick and thin. These women are their wives, the mother of their children and their rocks. We have taken the time to honor these powerful women behind the players and shine light to their world. They took the time to tell us about their world and like Sherrice Douglas (married to Toney Douglas) expressed, “there is more to my world than meets the eye…”

SHANNON ALLEN

WIFE OF RAY ALLEN

MOTHER OF 5

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Where did you and your husband meet?

In ‘96 at the All Star Cafe in NYC. It was a big night for the both of us. He was there celebrating with his family the night before he was drafted to the NBA. It was the night before my first single was going to be released in stores.Our eyes met and then on the way out he grabbed my hand and introduced himself. It was a time to celebrate for the both of us. He told me he was getting drafted and I told him, “drafted? I didn’t know we were at war…”

Which Peace Love World symbol do you identify the most with and why?

Love- for me love is all that matters. Love is everything and I try to put love in all things.

What do you love most about your husband?

There is not one thing I can choose. He’s my world. There’s not one thing I don’t love about him.

What is one thing you would want people to know about your world?

In our world, the guys have an obvious connection that everyone gets to see, live and on TV, it’s magical. But, no one gets to see our bond- the ladies. We are each other’s support systems and extended families. We support each other’s careers, champion each other’s causes, celebrate births, mourn the loss of loved ones, shoulder the blows of a tough loss, an injury, a trade and do whatever it takes to keep the “family” happy and the ball rolling. There are extraordinary women I’ve been blessed to know over the past 18 years sprinkled throughout every NBA city that I’ll forever call sister.

KALI BEASLEY

WIFE OF MICHAEL BEASLEY

MOTHER OF 4

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Where did you and your husband meet?

We met the summer before his first season of basketball, through a mutual friend, “Lonnie”. It was cute, like a high school set up where his friend told me, “My boy wants to meet you.” I wasn’t interested at first, but as fate would have it, we found ourselves standing together alone in the back of a party, hiding from the crowd. So Mike came over and spit his best game, and he had me laughing immediately. The funniest part about it all, in retrospect, is the fact that he told me he was older then his actual age at the time, which of course I eventually found out. Soon after we went on our first date…. and here we are, 4 kids later!

Which Peace Love World symbol do you identify the most with and why?

Love- I have a big heart and was born into a family FILLED with love. They were the first people to instill in me the importance of loving yourself and others without judgment, prejudice or limits. In fact, the bible says, “Three things remain, Faith, Hope and Love…. But the greatest of these is LOVE.” I think Love is the most important thing in the world; even when experiencing heartaches or troubles, it costs nothing to smile. It is especially important for me to establish a strong foundation of love, faith and support in my family, thereby strengthening the strong bond amongst our children, their extended family, and how they view the world and others. I am truly blessed to experience and share that love with my family, passing onto my children my giant heart.

What do you love most about your husband?

The thing I love most is his sense of humor. He is a goofball! And we made four goofball kids together. I love it! Our home is filled with laughter.

What is one thing you would want people to know about your world?

It is important that people know that my world is nothing like what most people perceive it to be, or like that made popular by television (which is simply for ratings). I am blessed, for sure, however, I remain humble. We are regular people who experience regular feelings (whether pain or joy), and I think sometimes some people forget that. So often people meet me for the first time and surprisingly say, “Wow!! You’re so chill and down-to-earth!!” and I am reminded that the public perception of a “basketball wife” is that we are spoiled, stuck-up, mean, bougie, etc. I say all this to say, don’t believe what you see, folks! Don’t chase a fairytale. I am not stuck-up, its not all glitz and glamour, and its definitely not like what you see on TV. I am ME! I am a regular person, flawed and imperfect, but 100% real and genuine. Living your life in the public eye is not easy; there are pressures to look good, your whole life is made public to the world, which means you experience both your highs and lows publicly, and people are eager to judge you based off of their preconceived notions or misconceptions. One of the hardest things for me was growing to not care what others think about me. However, I think most basketball wives (I hate this term, by the way), try and use their publicity for positivity. We are role models, and strong powerful women who hold our family down and strengthen and uplift our men from behind the scenes. It is a blessing to be able to share our stories, and use our public exposure and fortune to help others.

FAITH HASLEM

WIFE OF UDONIS HASLEM

MOTHER OF 2

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Where did you and your husband meet?

We attended college together at the University of Florida.

Which Peace Love World symbol do you identify the most with and why?

Peace- That’s my personality. It’s in my soul, it’s who I am.

What do you love most about your husband?

The fact that he makes me laugh. The people who don’t know him wouldn’t expect that.

HEIDI BATTIER

WIFE OF SHANE BATTIER

MOTHER OF 2

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Where did you and your husband meet?

We are both from Detroit and met in 7th grade math class and started dating in the 9th grade. He was very structured and driven throughout high school to get a college scholarship. Throughout his hard work we stayed best friends. He then received a scholarship to Duke University and I went on and played field hockey for Villanova University. We got engaged a year after college. After our wedding my mom told me that he would ask her for years if she thought we would ever end up together. We have now been married for 11 years.

Which Peace Love World symbol do you identify the most with and why?

Peace- I think if you have a sense of peace with yourself and others then that is the foundation of love and happiness.

What do you love most about your husband?

The most is his ability to make anyone and everyone around him feel special.

What is one thing you would want people to know about your world?

Really at the end of the day what matters most in my world, as a wife in the NBA, are the same things that matter to every other wife and mother. The health, safety and happiness of those I love and the ability to be mindful of my own life and my own actions.While the transient nature of the NBA is challenging for its families, keeping in perspective the blessings of life is important and imperative when raising a family and building a foundation based on appreciation and giving back.

DESTINY JONES

WIFE OF JAMES JONES

MOTHER OF 3

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Where did you and your husband meet?

We met at the University of Miami and we have been together since.

Which Peace Love World symbol do you identify the most with and why?

Love- I think it is the basis of everything. So many good things come out of love.

What do you love most about your husband?

His amazing sense of humor. We love to laugh together.

SHERRICE DOUGLAS 

WIFE OF TONEY DOUGLAS

MOTHER OF 1

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Where did you and your husband meet?

We met while we were in college. He was really interested in me at the beginning and after some time and persistence he won me over.

Which Peace Love World symbol do you identify the most with and why?

My life is very chaotic but I am blessed. I have a beautiful son and I get to travel and meet great people. Let’s go HEAT!

What do you love most about your husband?

He is everything I am not. He is calm and non-confrontational.

GIOVANNI LEWIS

WIFE OF RASHARD LEWIS

MOTHER OF 3

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Where did you and your husband meet?

He was drafted to the Seattle Supersonics straight out of high school. I went to college there and the majority of his friends were college students. We had several mutual friends on campus. We met there and began dating and have been together for 14 years now.

Which Peace Love World symbol do you identify the most with and why?

Love-my friends and I all have tattoos that say “live, laugh, and love” Each one of us represent something different and of the three I represent love. I believe in love and love at first sight.

What do you love most about your husband?

Everything. I love his sense of humor. When I am upset or mad at him he can always knows how to make me laugh. Most importantly and what I love the most is his big and amazing heart.

What is one thing you would want people to know about your world?

My world is all about my family. My amazing husband and three smart, loving and beautiful kids are my number one priority and my bright light that keeps me smiling, full of life and positivity. Their busy schedules keep me busy and always on the go – which I love, because I don’t like sitting idle. My children and husband give me so much strength and support, their love is what keeps me going and helps make me the person I am. Recently, my brother passed away and without my family I would have crumbled. My brother Stephano “Solo” Gonzales tragically took his life on October 13, 2013. My sister, brother, mom and I have started The Never Be Solo Foundation in his honor. NBS will help erase the stigma associated with mental illness, depression and suicide and offer awareness, prevention and guidance for those suffering. As we are still in the building stages, we have started a movement of Never be Solo Potlucks. On or around the 13th of each month we host a Never Be Solo Gathering to honor my brother’s life and to bring awareness and togetherness to those that may feel alone. One of our goals is to inspire others to host Never Be Solo Gatherings to help assist us in our mission of talking about it and no one feeling alone. Mental illness, depression and suicide have always been associated with shame and negativity, but we want to spread the word and talk about it, so those suffering from such an illness will not feel ashamed but know that they to can get help. Our long-term goal is to open nation-wide Never Be Solo facilities staffed with the best doctors and therapists where people can go to receive free services and information. #RipSolo #NeverBeSolo

Friday

27

June 2014

Monday

23

June 2014

Monday

16

June 2014

Thursday

12

June 2014

Friday

6

June 2014

Team Gratitude

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GWCOVER 1024x759 Team Gratitude Peace Love World introduces the first annual Gratitude Week. As a team we have taken the time to honor those who make us who we are. It is a seven-day experiment where the company as a whole shows its appreciation to its fans, customers, community, staff and strangers. This is a way to show who we are and what we do through real activation. Each day was dedicated to those who help spread the Peace Love World mission daily.

 Thank you to everyone who helped make gratitude week a success. Please share your photos and tag #peaceloveteam.

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Thursday

5

June 2014

Love Captain

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Wednesday

28

May 2014

Summer Cool

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Tuesday

20

May 2014

Peace Love Deco Drive

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Alina Villasante designed classic Peace Love World tees for ultimate female fans of our hometown Miami HEAT. This collection and the designer creator & visionary will be featured on Deco Drive. Stay tuned for our favorite ways to style and support your favorite team during the playoffs.

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Shop the collection on www.peaceloveworld.com and at the Miami HEAT store.