All I can say is WOW…I simply previewed the primary episode of Basketball Wives, the brand new actuality collection on VH1 govt produced by Shaunie O’Neal (former spouse of NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal) and all I can say is “WOW”. Now I’ll admit that my responsible pleasure is the Housewives collection on Bravo; I watch all of them Orange County, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta…it is freaking entertaining and downright hilarious. So I’ve come into watching Basketball Wives with a preconceived notion on what to anticipate…and it was all that I assumed it was going to be and far more. As I watched it I needed to take some notes so can I can bear in mind the entire foolishness that I endured for 20+ minutes. I wish to introduce you to the entire gamers, I believe that’s one of the simplest ways to get you ready for the premiere Sunday, April 11 at 10:00 ET/PT.
Let’s begin with Shaunie “Momma” O’Neal. As everyone knows Shaunie was married to Shaq, their on-again off-again married was marred by rumors and incidents of infidelity. Shaunie says that her objective with the collection is to shed gentle onto the advanced lives of the ladies who stand beside larger-than-life skilled athletes and present the world that it isn’t all glitz and glamour as it could appear. Let’s simply be actual right here for a minute, I do not find out about you however the one individuals who appear to suppose that the relationships with these skilled athletes is all glitz and glamour is the ladies who get into these relationships. Belief me, Biggie taught us years in the past that ‘extra money, extra issues’. Shaunie comes throughout as Queen Bee sitting on her throne as these ladies flock to her for recommendation on their basketball enjoying husbands, baby-daddies, ex-fiancés, fiancés, no matter they name them. She is unquestionably the momma-figure in these episodes, and believes that all of them ought to stick collectively as a result of this is a vital and hectic sorority that all of them are part of. Effectively…I do not find out about that however the one factor that makes them completely different from the entire thousands and thousands of different married ladies world wide is the skilled that these males have, which I’m inclined to consider brainwashes these ladies to consider that their lives and households can rival that of Kings and Queens of nations close to and much.
Then there’s Royce. She is the mom of Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard’s daughter, which you’ll by no means hear that talked about on the present since Howard has gotten a court docket injunction that prohibits her from the mentioning his title. Coming into this Royce has so many strikes towards her. The opposite ladies consider that she is the quintessential stereotypical groupie, and I agree with them. Royce is a dancer (and I exploit that time period loosely, as a result of being from the house of the well-known Magic Metropolis I name it one thing else…if you recognize what I imply) who danced for each the Magic and the Warmth and began her personal Burlesque Dance Firm known as Fantashique which travels throughout Florida. I have not actually made up my thoughts about Royce as a result of one minute she’s exhibiting her ass and dropping it prefer it’s sizzling at a pool social gathering hosted by Terrell Owens, or on a stripper pole at a Miami nightclub, and the subsequent she’s crying speaking about she desires to go dwelling as a result of no person likes her. To be a 29-year-old mom this lil’ woman has bought some critical rising as much as do. And what I consider amazes me a lot is that she would not perceive why the opposite ladies do not like her, or that many others label her as a ‘Gold Digger’. C’mon Son! On the finish of the primary episode the wives ambushed Royce for raunchy dancing on the social gathering and knowledgeable her that her conduct is a mirrored image of all of them not simply her.
Now on to Jennifer, the spouse of basketball participant, Eric Williams. Now this one I like, though her marriage is falling aside at each nook she appears to be probably the most right down to earth, the one whose head is not caught thus far within the clouds. Jennifer isn’t just sitting at dwelling watching soaps and consuming bon-bons, she’s a high-end actual property agent and the proprietor of an upscale ladies’s health heart, Flirty Lady Health. Now the connection with Jennifer and her husband Eric is a bit, how ought to I say, dysfunctional. Jennifer would not not name Eric her husband out in public and he has the ‘rule’ that when he is on the highway, he is gone on the highway, however when he is dwelling, he is dwelling together with her. Now I merely should shake my head at that, as a result of all it does is present me that here is a profitable girl who’s traded in her self-respect for a lifetime provide of Gucci and Jimmy Choos. Because the series progresses we get to be taught extra about Jennifer and Eric and what they’re going to do about this dysfunction that they’re residing in.
Suzie Ketcham is the previous spouse of basketball participant Michael Olowokondi, who’s a bonafied party-girl and social butterfly. Suzie is on the VIP checklist of each membership, has invitations to the most well liked events, and is aware of the entire hottest celebrities and athletes. Suzie met Michael whereas attending school and by her senior 12 months was pregnant with the couple first youngster. Suzie jogs my memory of Shaunie, she’s diluted in her consider that being a gamers’ spouse or ex-wife is not a way of life it is a profession that you simply get on the job coaching for and you’re an worker for all times with the entire perks and advantages. Suzie and Michael have two youngsters collectively and had been collectively for 10 years earlier than splitting up. Suzie cash herself as figuring out the entire ends and outs of the ‘sport’ and is all the time greater than prepared to provide her opinion even when nobody requested for it.
Then there’s Puerto Rican magnificence Evelyn, who’s from the Bronx, and is the previous fiancé of Antoine Walker. Evelyn and Antoine had been collectively for a bit of over 10 years earlier than she says she bought fed-up with the entire mendacity and dishonest; nicely that is not less than her stated of the story. I simply can’t consider that this girl let her relationship with this man go on for 10+ years and no ‘actual’ dedication. Wake-up… the engagement was simply the holding sample that labored for 10 years so you could possibly be engaged and he might proceed residing the celebrity way of life he was main. Evelyn resides in Miami beginning over and consistently crying about how she’s struggling as a result of there isn’t any extra buying or extreme spending…PLEASE Give Me a Break! Evelyn has milked the life-style for all that it has to provide and is now on to the subsequent one.
Lastly there’s Gloria, who’s the one who feels she’s bought her stuff collectively. Gloria is engaged to Matt Barnes, who she met on the age of 12. After years aside Gloria and Matt reconnected when Matt was enjoying ball close to her hometown of Oakland. The couple has twin 16-month-old boys, and on the age of 24 Gloria is making an attempt to concentrate on her personal enterprise and charities exterior of basketball, however the one charity that she is concerned in Matt Barnes’ charity. Now the drama with Gloria is that the opposite ladies are consistently telling her that this not how it’ll be without end, he [Matt] will cheat on you, there shall be groupies, however there’s a clumsy relationship is with Shaunie, as a result of it’s rumored that Gloria’s sister is sleeping with Shaq. WOW! For what I noticed within the first episode, Gloria would not even care what the others suppose, she believes in her fairytale life and can put cash on it that Matt will not be just like the others.
Effectively like I stated I knew what I used to be moving into earlier than I watched the present, however I hoped to see not less than one couple who was centered right down to earth and exhibiting the assist of what an actual household unit was. Within the first episode do not anticipate the drama, or the hair pulling, or the membership fights, all of those antics shall be developing in future episodes. All in all it is your typical actuality present full of glitz, champagne, mansions, automobiles, garments and naturally the boys. After the primary episode let me know what you suppose, and every week search for a brand new posting on the most recent episode of Basketball Wives. Till subsequent time…