When we wrote our Who's Who of Season 2 of Basketball Wives, there were only six wives (well, quasi wives) on the show. But last week, the puppet masters behind our new favorite reality show introduced three more ladies. And as there was no new episode of Basketball Wives last night (thanks, Christmas), we thought we'd scratch your Wives itch with a profile of these new additions. They include two actual wives of NBA players (gasp!) and a recently scorned fiancé. Let's do this.
Juli Richmond: Newbie Juli stops in for episode two for just a minute to
give Jennifer some marriage advice (which Jennifer should probably
listen to). She has been married to Mitch Richmond for almost 17 years,
which for any marriage -- especially one in the NBA -- is amazing. And
her husband ain't too shabby himself: He is the first player in the
Sacramento Kings history to have his jersey retired. Pretty impressive,
uh? In true baskbetball style, she references her friendship with Shaune
in NBA terms, "I have been knowing (yes, direct quote) Shaunie since
Shaq played in L.A." And while she seems like she is going to be a good
addition to the group, she's pretty mellow, so who knows how long she
will be around.
Kim Russell: Like her friend Juli, Kim has been married to her boo Bryon
Russell for almost two decades. She comes in big in the second episode
of Season Two with her amazing advice on marriage: "If you don't have
sex in your marriage, you have no marriage." That is some great
knowledge. And it's nice to have another actual "Basketball Wife" in the
picture. Her hubby is also a pretty big deal in the NBA, mainly known
for helping the Utah Jazz reach back-to-back appearances in the NBA
finals (ergo, the Mormons love him).
Gloria Govan: And then there was Gloria. Remember her? She was famous in
Season One for being the sister of a girl who apparently slept with
Shaq while he was married to Shaunie. Oh yeah, drama! She didn't show up
to the reunion, which pissed the other wives off just a little bit...
well, a lot. She said she would never return, but surprise, surprise,
she is back and not much has changed. So far, they all still hate her
except Suzie who needs her because she has no friends. But the real
drama for Gloria isn't the fact all the bitches are ready to beat her.
First, her fiance called off their wedding earlier this year. Oh and a
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couple of days ago, a hooker tweeted that Matt Barnes, Gloria's barely
famous Laker playing beau, has frequently used her services while being
engaged to Gloria. We hope that drama makes the show!