Bonnie-Jill Laflin

NBA Scout | Philanthropist | Model

About Bonnie-Jill Laflin


Hounds and Heroes

Founded by Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Hounds and Heroes is a national non-profit dedicated to lifting the spirits and morale of our active, wounded, and veteran military troops worldwide while increasing awareness of animal abuse and the demand for foster and adoption programs. 

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Press and Media

American model, television personality and sportscaster. Laflin has also worked as an actress and most notably as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers, making her the league's first female scout.  Bonnie-Jill Laflin is currently a reporter for Fox Sports and BBC Sports. 

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Laflin is heavily involved with animal rights having posed for 3 PETA Print Campaigns, and appears in PSAs for Humane Society, and Farm Sanctuary.  Her support of the United States Military includes 18 USO Goodwill Tours,  6 visits to Iraq and Afghanistan, and 7 trips abroad in support our our troops.  

Get to know Bonnie-Jill


March 15

Favorite Pet:

"That is the hardest question of all. My long-time best friend, Diamond, recently passed away but her spirit always keeps a smile on my face. I have so much love for all of my rescued babies including Jacqueline, Baby Champ, Little Wilt Chamberlin, Jubilee, and my newest kitten Patsy Cline. It's quite a house full!" 


"In my senior year of high school, I cheered for the Golden State Warriors and later for the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. I received a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Texas and became a sports reporter. While covering the LA Lakers for the local CBS affiliate, I would have conversations with the owner, Dr. Jerry Buss with the game and the team. One day, Dr. Buss and the Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak approached me about scouting... and the rest is history!" 

Contacting Bonnie-Jill

For bookings and appearance inquiries, please see management information below:

Manager Contact Info 

Bonnie-Jill Laflin

Marina del Rey, California, United States

NBA Scout | Animal Activist | Philanthropist