Bonnie-Jill Laflin has a number of firsts in her career. Laflin is the first and only female NBA scout, holding the front office position with the Los Angeles Lakers. She is the first to cheer on a professional level for three teams, in two sports, starting with the NBA and the Golden State Warriors, and moving to the NFL with both the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Laflin is the first female to be awarded six championship rings in two professional sports, earning a Super Bowl ring during her time cheering for the 49ers and five NBA championship rings as an executive for the Lakers.
Laflin is currently a cast member on VH1’s hit show Basketball Wives, a segment reporter for FOX Sports, the NBA insider on UK’s BBC Sports, the host of the newly launched and fast growing Chinese NBA show, MUHO TV as well as the host of NBA India. Bonnie-Jill’s presence is truly global.
Beyond her professional ventures, Laflin is committed to and passionate about animal welfare and the nation’s veterans, founding the non-profit Hounds and Heroes. She has traveled abroad on eighteen USO tours, including bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, to boost the morale of service members. A strong advocate for animal welfare Laflin has multiple PETA and Humane Society campaigns.