Right now life isn’t exactly fantastic for Antoine Walker, the NBA’s all-time leader in both shimmies and four-pointers attempted. After blowing through a phenomenal amount of dough (he earned over $110 million in his career) and struggling to return to the league, the last thing he wants is to be exposed to more financial liabilities. Unfortunately for ‘Toine, that’s exactly what happened when a Chicago resident by the name of Kevin Jenkinsfiled a suit claiming that Antoine Walker not only slept with his fiancée but convinced her to kick him out of their residence while Walker waited outside in his Range Rover.
The lady in question is one Johanna Edelberg, whose name last showed up in the papers in 2001 when her roommate committed suicide after the two smoked marijuana in their Manhattan apartment. Both women were then working as plus-size models for NYC’s famed Wilhelmina Models agency, and a quick Google search turns up a number of photoshoots featuring the curvy Ms. Edelberg in such a capacity.
It seems like only yesterday that we first reported that Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic were dating, and initially few were ready to believe that The Machine, he whose rump is festooned with bench splinters, could have snagged one of the world’s most recognizable athletes. As time went on, however, it became increasingly clear that the two were indeed an item, especially when photos started appearing of the pair all coupled up.
If you missed episode 6 of Basketball Wives, you missed a great one. Luckily, you can catch up right here by watching the episode in its entirety. The wives get charitable in this episode, with Jennifer Williams hosting a benefit and Royce Reed inviting the other ladies to volunteer at a soup kitchen. There’s also a ton of gossipy gold as the ladies dissect the latest rumors and take shots at one another.
In this clip from Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada makes waves by making a fashionably late entrance to Jennifer Williams‘ charity event with a new man on her arm. The surprise is the fact that her new fella is a mere 22 years old, a fact that doesn’t go unnoticed by the other ladies. Naturally, a discussion ensues as they analyze Evelyn’s decision to date a man many years her junior. Check out the clip below and let us know what you think of Evelyn Lozada’s date by leaving a comment.
Oh, and there’s a bonus appearance by Dennis Rodman. Blink and you’ll miss it.
Bad went to worse for Siohvaughn Wade when Dwyane started seeing Gabrielle Union, and today things just got even worserer. After failing to show in court this morning for the ongoing custody case between her and estranged husband Dwyane, Judge Marya Nega gave her until the afternoon to either appear or face time in jail. Guess what: She never materialized. When the deadline came and went and she remained a no-show, the judge followed through on her threat and ordered the Cook County Sheriff’s Department to take Siohvaughn Wade into custody.
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:
If you’ve been keeping up with the HoopsVibe NBA gossip section, you’ll know that Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric, now playing for Real Madrid, had their first child together in November 2009. Now, some months later, the first photos of their little one have hit the web via People Magazine. Check out the image below for the first look at Valentina Lima Jaric with her parents Marko and Adriana.
In the following clip from episode 3 of Basketball Wives, Jennifer Williams takes Royce Reed to her stylist for a makeover to help her shake off the “little girl-pretty” look.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The problems are still piling up for Allen Iverson. After splitting from the Philadelphia 76ers and divorcing wife Tawanna Iverson, you couldn’t blame AI for acting a little out of character. Reports hit the gossip pages suggesting that Iverson had something of a drinking problem and that his gambling behavior had resulted in his being banned from several casinos. The purchase of a $4.5 million house seemed to confirm the split from Tawanna, and since then we’ve heard very little from the former NBA MVP.
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.