The Basketball “Wives”

I’m not sure how many of you watched the 2 part reunion special of the second season of “Basketball Wives” (we’ll talk about the show title in a minute), but I watched the first part on Sunday.  Apparently all of the fireworks happened last night, so I’ll have to catch the replay sometime this week.  I know American television is saturated with reality television and it really, REALLY sucks!!!  What happened to the days of great sitcoms like “The Cosby Show”, “Martin”, “Living Single”, “Perfect Strangers”, and the like?  Now, all I see professional athletes’ exes all over my tv screen, and I’m tired.  Yes, I’m an admitted reality tv junkie (love the first 10-12 seasons of the “Real World” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians”), but some of this stuff is ridiculous.  Today I’m going to address “Basketball Wives” and Gabby Union’s comments.

Gabrielle Union and I have a love/hate relationship…well, more like when she first came on the scene I didn’t like her, then I grew to tolerate her, then I loved her, now I’m sort of indifferent.  I touched on it a little on Friday, but I mentioned Gabrielle Union making comments about how she’ll never be on the show “Basketball Wives”.  Did I miss the memo?  Did somebody ask Gabrielle if she’d do the show?  If so, whom?  If not, why did she feel the need to make the comment.  Yes, we are all aware of the fact that Gabrielle is an actress with her own career and has done quite well for herself.   So, if no one asked for her opinion, I think Ms. Union was a little out of order.   She definitely took shots at Shaunie and company during her commentary.  I totally agree with her on doing things the right way (marriage before baby carriage), but all the other stuff was unnecessary.

As I have mentioned to friends in my circle, the show “Basketball Wives” is a show of bitter exes (and one soon-to-be ex) and how they don’t interact well with each other.  Shaunie (O’Neal, Shaq’s ex) is the puppetmaster, and everyone else are her minions.  Evelyn talks too much (and should probably be on the next season of “Football Wives”), Jennifer needs a backbone, Royce is starting to stick up for herself, and Tami is…well, Tami-a little hood, a little uncouthed, but makes valid points.  Also, the women who really are wives are not going to be on the show.  Honestly, with the women who are on the show now, the only ex-mates I knew beforehand were Shaq and Royce’s ex (who I will not mention by name for fear he may come along and slap me with a restraining order to keep my mouth shut, too!).   Shaunie mentioned she has 5 kids to raise, so why is she getting all in Gloria’s face about her wedding that didn’t happen???  Shaunie, quit worrying about other folk and take care of your own household. 

My thoughts on the other women?  Evelyn- Who am I to question anyone who found love on Twitter?  (Hey, I tried internet dating and it didn’t work for me, but God’s speed to you and Chad.)  Jennifer- Get out of Evelyn’s tail and learn to love and respect Jennifer…and get a backbone!  Royce- Just take care of your son…I don’t have anything colorful to say to you…you seem to be doing ok.  Tami- Quit drinking.  You know you can’t hold your liquor, so why drink??? 

Do you all have any thoughts on these women?  Or any other reality “stars”?  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!


  1. I want all of these shows to end. It is just pure and utter ridiculousness. “Reality TV” used to be halfway decent, like the early seasons of RW, but now the shows are just an excuse for has-beens, nobodies, wannabe somebodies and exes to parade their issues and drama for the world to see. I have my own issues.

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