Nikki Sapp: Bio, Twitter, Pictures and More About Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra's Ex-Cheerleader Girlfriend

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First Posted: Mar 12, 2013 02:57 PM EDT

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is starting to look like the man who has everything these days.

Aside from an NBA title, having coached the NBA All-Star Game for the East in February and coaching LeBron James and the Heat to an astonishing 18-game winning streak, Spoelstra is also dating a stunner named Nikki Sap, a former Heat cheerleader-turned-art gallery director.

Normally private and low key, Spoelstra, 42, stepped out into the spotlight recently with Sapp, 24, during a yearly fundraising event for Heat broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino.

But who is Sapp?

The brunette Miami native, who has been dating Spoelstra for two years, according to Gossip Extra, started cheerleading for the Heat after she turned 18 in 2005. She cheered for Miami's squad for three years after that.

However, dancing is not her only talent, as she also has a degree in Art History from Florida International University-where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, or with highest honors. Sapp attended the university on a full scholarship after producing her own fashion show in 2005, as per her online biography at

Online, she has grown rather popular with her own Instagram page and 1,336 followers on Twitter.

Sapp is also a director of the Guy Hepner Contemporary Art Gallery in Bal Harbour, and has also been known to take part in charitable activities, having associated herself with philanthropic causes "in order to raise funds and awareness" as her website states.

All in all, with a smart and attractive girlfriend on his arm, it seems like another reason as to why Spoelstra is living the charmed life these days.

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