Friday , Apr , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Matt Barnes: I Was 100% against ‘Basketball Wives’

Matt Barnes is the only active NBA player to have appeared in Basketball Wives, and evidently he’s none too happy about it. He appeared on Jim Rome’s radio show recently and let us know how he really feels about the TV show that gives us a glimpse into the lives of NBA wives and girlfriends. (If you haven’t seen it, by the way, click here to watch Matt Barnes’ appearance on Basketball Wives.)

 “I was 100% against it. Shaunie O’Neal approached my fiancée (Gloria Govan) and I was really apprehensive about it. They kept approaching my fiancée Gloria about it back and forth and back and forth and I was really against it. My fiancée talked to the producers and went through everything and felt good about it. I definitely backed her."

Lest we forget, also appearing on the show is Royce Reed, mother of Dwight Howard’s child, who is legally forbidden to mention his name on the show. How did Barnes handle the situation when Dwight discovered his teammate was going to be featured?

“But after watching the first show I was disgusted. I told my team because Dwight (Howard) is involved in that too, that I’m not going to be watching that because I know it’s going to make me mad. I’m going to watch it at the end of the season."

Barnes also claims that Basketball Wives isn’t exactly faithful to the truth.
“What they say is going to happen and what actually happens is two different things. Reality TV is a joke, everything is scripted. There’s nothing reality about reality TV."
Interestingly, Barnes hints that he has more information up his sleeve that he can’t divulge right now for fear of repercussions from the NBA.
“If you want to have me back on (the Rome show) at the end of the season, once I won’t be able to get fined for what I say, I’ll definitely say what I think about that.”
I look forward to that. Leave a comment below to let us know what you think Matt Barnes could reveal, and if you think his criticisms of Basketball Wives are valid.
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