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Sasha Vujacic, Maria Sharapova engaged to be married

Los Angeles Lakers star Sasha Vujacic reportedly has popped the question to tennis star Maria Sharapova. And, according to multiple gossip sites, the two are engaged to be married (completely overshadowing teammate Shannon Brown putting a ring on Monica's finger).

sashamaria.jpgWill they be like Evan Eva and Tony, Derek and Minka, Mia and Nomar, Becks and Vicky, Gretzky and Janet, Melo and Lala, LeBron and South Beach or more like Marilyn and Joe, Rick and Vanessa, Romo and Jessica, Chris and Greg, A-Rod and Madonna/Kate/Cameron/himself? Who knows?

Before we completely burst their bubble, let us revel in the triumph of love (and not in the tennis pun way). In this celebrity couple, Sharapova, 23, is the known quantity. (Google her name and click on "Images" if you're drawing a blank.) Sasha, 26, is another matter. He won a ring with the Lakers, but you may not know that (thanks to famecrawler):

1. Sasha is of Serbian descent, and he is also known as "The Machine", his nickname playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. He plays shooting guard for them.
2. Vujacic's father is a basketball coach, and he began playing professionally in Italy at the age of 16.
3. He won a Silver Medal at the 2002 European Junior Championship as a member of the Slovenian Junior National Team.
4. Sasha was drafted by the Lakers in 2004, and was the 27th pick in the NBA draft.
5. His parents live in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and he has one brother and one sister. Sasha currently resides in Redondo Beach, California

So now all you need to know is where they're registered (candlesticks make a nice gift).

By Cindy Boren  | October 22, 2010; 8:22 AM ET
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Darn, I was just about to propose to her. Now I guess I will have to stick with my wife!

Posted by: David90 | October 22, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

she's hotter than a banana pickle sitting in the sun on a friday before end of the month of the frog!

Posted by: stylzecsmc | October 22, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

...boy it's a shame that photographer couldn't have gotten a little closer, so you pro journalists could get all up into their business in the pursuit of a paycheck.

And I dare say that Sharapova is just one of many hot, rich babes in Miami, aren't there a few-dozen more at least that you can hound and report about?

Posted by: chucklebuck | October 22, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

He's better described as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers; it is not accurate to describe him as a Los Angeles Laker star.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | October 22, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she will live-in him up on the court. He gots, ha,ha, has to improve or the Lakers will get rid of him I hope. We need a better guard than him. He's about a "C-"....By the way I found a website that give you prizes for your opinions and 4 play games here is the topic about this good players:

Posted by: patycool | October 22, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I am not a close follower of the Lakers but I'm quite surprised to learn of this Lakers "Star". He's a career 40% shooter for a guard and averages less than 5ppg. Who wrote this, a gossip columnist?

Posted by: minhle1 | October 22, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

this is news?

Posted by: pofinpa | October 22, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"Candle Sticks" Very nice reference Cindy.

Posted by: prestoj | October 22, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

"Candle Sticks" Very nice sports movie reference Cindy.

Posted by: prestoj | October 22, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

That Lakers bench warmer was the only one who signed up for the job of lap dog of that high maintenance - albeit great looking - dominatrix.

Posted by: Rocc00 | October 23, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Vujacic is called a "star" in the article.
No way is he a star.

Posted by: observer31 | October 23, 2010 6:55 AM | Report abuse

I wish them luck.

Posted by: truth1 | October 23, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

While I do wish them luck, I too am reluctant to call him a star. Does he even start?

Posted by: 1fasthoo | October 23, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Well, this could dispel rumors that she's bi- or homosexual.

Posted by: kinkysr | October 23, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

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