NBA star Donovan Mitchell is many onlookers choice for the 2018 Rookie Of The Year. And whether he wins the award or not - he's definitely winning awards in his personal life.
You see, he's getting really serious with his new girlfriend, Deja Lighty. If the name "Lighty" sounds familiar - Deja is the youngest daughter of deceased music mogul Chris Lighty. She's the heir to the family fortune.
Oh, and if that's not enough, Deja is also an up-and-coming star in the basketball world. In January she started a job as an Account Executive with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to her LinkedIn profile. Deja also has several years of experience working with high school and collegiate basketball teams.
Before she worked for the NBA, Deja was an intern at Roc Nation. She attended Temple University and majored in sports management. While at school she was a member of the Temple Diamond Gems dance squad.
To refresh your memory here's what a report from Heavy:
In 2012, when Deja was just 16-years-old, her father Chris Lighty committed suicide after a heated argument with his ex-wife, according to the New York Daily News. Lighty was a longtime music manager who worked with stars such as 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey. According to the Daily News, he said “I’m tired of this,” before shooting himself in the head behind his home in South Riverdale.
At the time of his death, Lighty still owed more than $330,000 in state and federal taxes. He was also sued by his bank for overdrawing his account by more than $50,000.