Basketball Wives Episode Nine: Jennifer Williams Gets Popped
Oh, what an evening of Basketball Wives. Boys, booze, and bitch-fights. What else could you ask for?
As you'll remember, we love Tami Roman. But was she trying to be ironically hip with that Project Girl shirt and snacking on sunflower seeds like redneck in the back of a turnip truck? Her midday snack did not hold her back from talking shit with Shaunie O'Neal while walking the pier, and thank God for that. God probably also loved her Tebowing in his name.
Apparently Basketball Wives is all about product placement these days. Did you notice that friendly free screening of the new movie Think Like A Man? We have a DVR, so we're used to skipping the commercials. But we can't do that if they're embedded in our trashy TV shows. Goddammit.
God, we love when Al Reynolds makes a cameo. No girl is complete without a fabulous gay in her life, and Al is Jennifer's main homo squeeze. That's right -- we just outed Mr. Reynolds, but really, did we need to? That casual knit and shades he was rocking did the job for him.
As we mentioned last week, the Wives took a trip to Gulfstream Park, having vowed to play nice while they're there. We imagine this is like going to the buffet when you're on a diet. You tell yourself, "Self, I will only be hitting the salad bar." And 12 plates of steak sirloin and cake later, you can no longer button your jeans. Screw the good intentions; there's no way Jennifer and Evelyn are not going to kick off World War III.
We don't know about you, but we see place for Nia as a regular character in season five of Wives. She's funny, willing to throw down, and is cool with having cocktails on or around noon. No wonder she fits in with the ladies. Most of the ladies, that is. If you aren't caught up, Nia is Evelyn's assistant, and used to be good friends with Jennifer. Then, Miss Williams decided to go and find a more A-list group of friends. This pissed Nia off beyond belief. Yesterday, we got to see them all at Gulfstream Park together for the first time since they had stopped speaking.
There they are at a private suite lunching before the races. Immediately, a letter of some sort is brought up that Jennifer's lawyer had sent to all the ladies. So now, not only Nia & Evelyn, but all the girls aren't super psyched toward Jenn or her snail mail way of communicating. And just as a few of the ladies seem to have resolved that issue, here comes Nia, who asks Jennifer in a oh-so-bitchy manner, "Sooo, what's your shit with me?"
A few words are exchanged, until Nia realizes what Jennifer really needs is a good pop in the mouth. So, that is exactly what she gives her. And because Vh1 knows how to give us reality show blue balls, we have to wait till next week to see Evelyn also pop Jennifer in the face. Oh Basketball Wives, you are truly a cruel temptress.
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