Bernice Burgos and Sharife Cooper's age difference revealed: Why do fans think they're dating?

Amber Peake August 11, 2021
Bernice Burgos and Sharife Cooper's age difference revealed: Why do fans think they're dating?
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Sharife Cooper sealed the win for the Atlanta Hawks versus the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday (10 August) in their NBA Summer League game. As fans talk about Cooper’s match-winning three-pointer, the player has also been linked to model Bernice Burgos. We explore why some have linked Bernice Burgos and Sharife Cooper online.

Why do fans think Bernice Burgos and Sharife Cooper are dating?

The pair seem to have been first linked on fan forum site Lipstick Alley under the thread ‘Bernice Burgos Got Her Eyes Set On A 2021 NBA Prospect’.

Within the thread, a series of screenshots from Sharife Cooper’s Instagram were shared, which claimed Bernice Burgos had liked some of the basketball player’s recent pictures.

Following the screenshots, some users have replied to the initial post as they went on to debate the dating rumours.

One wrote: “Maybe that is her friend”s son…” Another added: “Maybe she just likes basketball. Some of y’all just be looking for a reason to hate a beautiful woman.”

Bernice Burgos and Sharife Cooper seem to have been linked by others on Twitter:

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Who is Sharife Cooper?

Sharife Cooper is a basketball player who plays for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Cooper joined the Atlanta Hawks after they picked him during the 2021 NBA Draft.

At the time, Cooper talked about the moment, he was picked. He said: “It was definitely a long night, but when I was finally able to hear my name called by the Atlanta Hawks, everybody went crazy.

“It was just a crazy feeling – everybody yelling and screaming, seeing my mom smile, my dad happy, my brother happy, so that’s probably one of the best moments of my life, for sure.”

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Bernice Burgos and Sharife Cooper’s age difference revealed

Bernice Burgos is a 41-year-old model known for her large following on Instagram. She has 6.4 million followers on the platform.

The model celebrated her 41st birthday in April this year on Instagram as she posed with a birthday cake that read “Aries Baby” in reference to her zodiac sign.

NBA player Sharife Cooper was born on 11 June 2001 and is 20 years old. This would mean Sharife Cooper and Bernice Burgos have a potential age gap of 21 years.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.