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."