In this clip from last night's episode of Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams eat breakfast at the home of Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan. Matt mentions that they live very close to Tiger Woods, and the conversation turns to Tiger's infidelity. Evelyn and Jennifer antagonize Jennifer and Matt despite Matt's neutral stance on the matter.
Basketball Wives is a television show chronicling the life of the women in the lives of NBA players. It was the brainchild of Shaunie Nelson, formerly Shaunie O'Neal, ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal. It is currently broadcast every Sunday on VH1. While the name of the show is Basketball Wives, none of the women featured is married to an active NBA player. The women primarily featured in the show include:
Shaunie Nelson (formerly Shaunie O'Neal, née Va'Shaundya Nelson), ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal.
Shaunie conceived the show some time before it began to film, and she and Shaquille separated in the intervening time. A "non-disparagement" clause in their divorce agreement means that Shaunie is not allowed to speak negatively of Shaquille in public, and as a consequence she makes no direct reference to him in the show. Shaquille is said to have considered legal action to prevent the show from being broadcast. She is currently dating 23-year-old model Marlon Yates.
Royce Reed, ex-girlfriend of Dwight Howard and the mother of his child, Braylon Joshua Robert Howard, born November 2007.
Due to legal impositions, she is not allowed to mention Dwight Howard's name in the show or suggest any connection with him. As such she is generally referenced as a "former dancer for Miami and Orlando", without a mention of either franchise's name. On two previous occasions Dwight Howard has mounted lawsuits against her, once for posting pictures of Braylon online, and once for trashing him anonymously online.
Evelyn Lozada, ex-fiancée of Antoine Walker.
Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised Evelyn met Antoine Walker while working as an assistant to an celebrity attorney. Evelyn has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship. She currently owns an upscale shoe boutique in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami. In April 2010 naked pictures of Evelyn Lozada were leaked to the internet.
Jennifer Williams, wife of Eric Williams.
Jennifer Williams is the only one of the basketball wives actually married to a player, although Eric Williams retired from the NBA in 2007. Nicknamed "Red Carpet", she works in real estate and is an owner of Flirty Girl Fitness. The early episodes of Basketball Wives suggest a strained relationship between Jennifer and Eric, although they remain married.
Suzie Ketcham, ex-girlfriend of Michael Olowokandi and mother of his two children.
Suzie met Olowokandi while she was a student at Pepperdine University, and the two were a couple for over ten years. She describes herself as a "social butterfly" and is active on the Miami social scene. She has ambitions of working in real estate and is currently involved with several charitable organizations.
Gloria Govan, fiancée of Matt Barnes and mother of his two children.
24-year-old Gloria is a mother of twin boys and the youngest of the basketball wives. She often clashes with the other wives due to her adamant stance that Matt is different from other NBA players and that their relationship is strong enough to weather the standard challenges of the professional basketball lifestyle. There is tension between her and Shaunie at points due to the scandal surrounding her older sister. Laura Govan, formerly Gilbert Arenas' fiancée, is said to have cheated on Gilbert with Shaquille while he was still married to Shaunie. Shaunie, however, tells Gloria that she doesn't hold it against her in the first episode.
[vid] Basketball Wives: Evelyn, Gloria and Jennifer Discuss Tiger Woods and Cheating with Matt Barnes
[vid] Basketball Wives: Gloria Govan Talks about Life in Orlando and Her First Date with Matt Barnes
In this clip from Basketball Wives, Gloria Govan talks about life in Orlando with Matt Barnes and their 16-month-old twin boys. She also drops some information on their unconventional first date, infidelity and why she decided to appear on the show.
Eric Williams does his best to keep things light while explaining his actions, but there's little he can to do take the edge off the tension during his dinner with wife Jennifer Williams. Check the clip below to see the couple bicker as they discuss Eric's past transgressions and Evelyn Lozada's search for a man to replace Antoine Walker.
With the endlessly publicized marriage of reality skanklet Kim Kardashian to NBA Kris “Who’s He?” Humphries taking place this weekend, it reminded me of several other ill-fated NBA player marriages.
It's not just NBA players that are getting caught out when it comes to private snaps going public. (Click to read about Greg Oden's doodle, George Hill's premature problem and Dorell Wright's shortcomings.) Now it turns out that Evelyn Lozada, the ex-fiancée of Antoine Walker currently appearing in VH1's Basketball Wives, took some naked photos of her own. While it's unknown exactly how long ago they were captured and sent to that special someone, they hit the web very recently and have been widely disseminated since then. All that is known is that they originated from a man she previously dated to whom she sent the photos in confidence. As we've learned recently, though, it's not too uncommon for such shots to find their way out into the wide world.
"She looks like a little girl, but she's kind of thrusting her vagina everywhere." - Evelyn Lozada on Royce Reed's dancing.
You know you want to watch the clip. Go on, click it. Nobody will know. Seriously, this clip is about as entertaining as they get. Royce Reed apparently hasn't learned from her last public performance and decides she wants to perform at Evelyn Lozada's 34th birthday party. What ensues baffles the other women of Basketball Wives and, in the process, makes for some great television.
A week ago HoopsVibe set out to find the NBA's 25 hottest wives and girlfriends from our gallery of 500+ images, and the process turned out to be harder than we expected. After consulting a panel evenly split between men and women, conducting a few polls and shuffling the order a few dozen times, though, we finally settled on the list below. Read, enjoy, then get involved in the discussion by leaving your comment at the bottom of the page. Let's get right into it.
Once again, Royce Reed is at the center of the Basketball Wives drama, this time without even being present. When Royce still hasn't made an appearance at Evelyn Lozada's 34th birthday party a full two hours after it started, Jennifer Williams starts to get a little testy. Shaunie O'Neal's friend Rashidah Ali calls her out and a tense moment ensues. Check the clip out to see exactly what goes down.
After an interesting opening episode, I was wondering what mischief the women of VH1's Basketball Wives would find themselves in for the second show. Well, in the clip below the action turns to the preparations for Evelyn Lozada's 34th birthday party, which doubles as an independence party acknowledging the end of her ten-year relationship with Antoine Walker. She and her event planner visit different spots as they decide on a venue, but the real quandary concerns whether or not to invite Royce Reed, who in the previous episode embarrassed the other basketball wives with her dancing.
By now, it's already clear that VH1's Basketball Wives is going to provide some interesting viewing. From the mountains of gossip to the volatile interpersonal relationships between the ladies featured, this is a must-watch show for fans of NBA gossip. The season opener aired last night, and VH1 has just released the full episode online. Check out the video below to see the shenanigans of these NBA wives, girlfriends and exes as they give us a little insight into the lives of the women beside the world's top basketball players. You can also hit up our gallery featuring photos of all the women of Basketball Wives by clicking right here.
After Royce Reed's embarrassing showing at the Ludacris-hosted "How Low Can You Go?" dance contest, the women of Basketball Wives stage an intervention. Watch the clip below to see how Royce Reed, Dwight Howard's baby mother, responds to being criticized by Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Jennifer Williams, Suzie Ketcham and Gloria Govan.
In the clip below, Dwight Howard's baby mother gets a little too involved in a "How Low Can You Go?" dance contest, and Antoine Walker's ex-fiancée Evelyn Lozada comments.
VH1's Basketball Wives debuted last night, and we have a couple of clips for you today. In the video below, Evelyn Lozada, former fiancée of Antoine Walker, talks about breaking up with the former All-Star.
Fresh from the TMI files comes another of KK's discussions of her definitely-not-a-publicity-stunt marriage to the Candyman. Now it transpires that while Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom aren't planning children, Khloé isn't using the Pill either.
"We're just being a healthy married young couple. I'm not sitting here staring at an ovulation calendar. I'm not saying to Lamar, 'Okay, it's time, let's go!' Yes, I'm not on the Pill, but people stir my words around."
When you stop playing defense, doesn't that imply that you're trying for a baby? Is this the way people who like surprises plan a family? If you know, please inform us.
Kenya Bell is, by all accounts, a very intelligent woman. She may have a little too much free time on her hands, though.
The former Miss Michigan and wife of Milwaukee guard Charlie Bell has loaded only a few videos to her YouTube page (one of which is private but looks fascinating), but so far they're quite, how you say, entertaining. Just watch them. Please.
Khloé Kardashian has a plan to keep Lamar Odom faithful on road trips. That plan, as you may have guessed already, is terrible. It is in a scene in her soul-crushingly dull reality TV show that we discover that the largest of all the known Kardashians has taken a break in her studies on Quantum Theory to formulate a scheme to make sure her new hubby doesn't stray when the Lakers are playing away from Staples.
Fans of HoopsVibe will know the name Siohvaughn Funches (pictures here and here) by now. The ex-wife of Dwyane Wade popped up in the gossip section here a couple of times, most recently when she accused Dwyane of giving her an STD, and subsequently when Flash sued her for the allegation.
There's not much more to this particular story than the title and the video below. There is, however, a lot more to the ongoing saga between Dwight Howard and Royce Reed, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son Braylon Howard. Not only did Howard sue her for $9.2 million for defamatory comments she supposedly posted online while violated a gag order, but he followed that up with another lawsuit when Reed posted this picture of herself and her son on Twitter:
Well, if D12 and his legal team could find any legal justification for it, I'm sure this would be grounds for lawsuit number three. As it is, the video of Royce Reed dancing like a woman possessed at a Super Bowl party attended by Ludacris and Terrell Owens will be just another source of embarrassment for Dwight Howard as he cultivates the squeaky-clean image that has helped him close numerous endorsement deals. Perhaps the worst part of the clip comes when Ludacris announces that the two ladies (Reed was dancing with another young woman) will be winning two tickets each to a game between the Clippers and Kings. Yeah.
Royce Reed had this to say shortly after the clip hit the web:
It's worth noting that Reed's tweets were set to private not long after that post was made. You can draw your own conclusions as to why that happened, but first check out the clip below to see Royce Reed in action.
Odd title, I know, and the story itself doesn't make much more sense.
(From left, Shannon Allen (wife of Ray Allen), Vanity Perkins (wife of Kendrick Perkins) Charlsie House (wife of Eddie House) and Lloren Cook (girlfriend of Leon Powe.))
Here, in short, are the details:
- Charlsie House, wife of Boston Celtics guard Eddie House, was in attendance for the Suns' win over Gang Green on December 30.
- Brandon Laird shouted derogatory remarks at Charlsie House before allegedly taking a swing at one of the other women in the lounge.
- A brawl broke out, resulting in the arrest of two MLB players for scrapping with security guards at the U.S. Airways Arena. Those two were brothers Brandon and Gerald Laird and Brandon Laird, the former a catcher for the Detroit Tigers and the latter a prospect for the New York Yankees.
- The Lairds' uncle was also arrested.
- When pressed for more information surrounding the affairs of that evening, Charlsie House also claimed that the grandfather of the two Lairds touched her inappropriately.
Classy folks, those Lairds.
After receiving an an apology ring for Kobe Bryant's transgressions valued at over $4 million, it's no wonder the first lady of the Lakers developed a taste for expensive jewelry. When Vanessa Bryant visited the home of the first lady of the United States, then, she had to break out something a little special. That came in the form of a Rolex Oyster watch costing over $51,000. That may sound a little pricey initially, but you can't overpay for luxury, right?
With a frame that would serve her well in the NFL and a smile that causes my testicles to retreat to my abdominal cavity for safety, you'd hope that Double-K would at least have the good sense to keep herself clean. Unfortunately, we now know that in her totally-not-phony marriage, she ranks second on the personal hygiene leaderboard. We are aware of this fact because Khloé Kardashian herself confessed to OK! Magazine that husband Lamar Odom is cleaner than she. To up the creep factor, she also added this horrifying detail:
"[Lamar Odom] is constantly cleaning down there."
Did anybody else wonder why the Mavericks were without their HOFer-to-be point guard for Sunday's ruthless spanking of the Knickerbockers? Nor did I. Still, it transpires that Jason Kidd missed the game to support girlfriend Porschla Coleman during the birth of his fifth child. Evidently the relationship between Kidd and Coleman, who were first spotted together at a charity function hosted by LeBron James, moved quicker than they were letting on.
Shaunie O'Neal, producer of VH1's Basketball Wives (see pictures of the ladies here) and ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal, apparently isn't getting along so well with the big fella. Diesel was already mad that Shaunie was snapped with her new boyfriend Marlon Yates, and the television series prompted him to seek an injunction halting its production. The basis for that legal maneuver was a "non-disparagement" clause in Shaunie and Shaq's divorce agreement which prohibits either of the former couple making negative comments about the other.
I'm a simple creature, and as such it doesn't take a whole lot to keep me content. With the weather warming up, then, and the NBA playoffs in full swing, I was already a fairly happy chappy. This morning, though, things just got a whole lot better.
After reading a number of vague reports that 'Toine was mulling a comeback, ESPN today reported that Employee Number 8 was indeed bringing his four-point-shooting ass back to the league. If the league will have him, that is. Here's the information we have right now: