Our mama always told us that great things come to those who wait. Those girls over at 16 & Pregnant have already shown us what happens to those who don't, but Vh1 is teaching us a hefty lesson as well.
After only making us wait a couple of months between seasons two and three of Basketball Wives, they have cut off us since the reunion in August. But though the Wives won't be back till early 2012, we already know a lot about the new cast that's currently filming season four. Some ladies have been fired, some have been rehired, and there are a couple of new faces. And oh yeah -- it's looking to be their best season yet.
If you aren't familiar with this premise of this show, it's the stories of NBA wives, ex-wives, baby mamas, and everything in-between. Basically, if you have ever walked down the aisle or even merely had a run-in with a basketball player, you can be cast in this show.
Season one began with Shaunie O'Neal (Shaq's ex), Evelyn Lozada (Antoine Walker's ex), Jennifer Williams (Eric Williams' ex), Suzie Ketchum (Michael Olowokandi's ex), Royce Reed (baby mama to Dwight Howard), and Gloria Govan (Matt Barnes' recent ex). Do you see a pattern here? When it came to season two, Govan got her own spin-off show in LA and Tami Roman, ex-wife of Kenny Anderson, joined the cast. For season three, Meeka Claxton, wife of Speedy Claxton, was the new lady on Wives... at least until they all started to hate her. Then Tami hit her in the face and she got the pink slip.
And now, it's time for season four.
Here is a little rundown of what to look forward to when Basketball Wives returns February 2012 to VH1:
Who's Back: There was never a question of whether Shaunie O'Neal, Jennifer Williams, Tami Roman or Suzie Ketchum would be rejoining the cast. Shaunie is one of the executive producers, and let's be honest, what else would the rest of them be doing with their lives other than reality TV? Still, when it came to Royce Reed and Evelyn Lozada, many thought they were goners. Royce has never been a fan favorite and told us she was pretty much sick of the other ladies' bullshit. As for Evelyn, she is currently engaged to Chad Ochocinco, has a book in the works and just signed a six-figure movie deal. Yeah, its safe to say her plate is full. But good news, bitches: Everyone is back and ready for action.
New Kids on the Block: If you thought most of the original cast coming back was good news, get ready for the new additions. There are two of them and we don't doubt for a second that they are going to be fantastic. There is Kesha Nichols, whose fiancé, San Antonio Spurs' Richard Jefferson, broke up with her via email just hours before their wedding back in 2009. Another new face will be former Miss Michigan Kenya Bell, who is currently going through a divorce with Golden State Warriors' Charlie Bell. Why are they divorcing, you ask? It might have something to do with the fact she was arrested in May for stabbing him with a box cutter (No, we aren't kidding.)
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What To Look Forward To: Speaking of Kenya Bell and Charlie Bell, just a few days ago, Yahoo! Sports reported Mr. Bell arrived drunk as a skunk to his DUI court date. We can't wait to hear what she has to say about that.
But that pales in comparison to the real dirt coming up: Jennifer Williams vs. Evelyn Lozada. As you may remember, it all started last year when Jennifer stated in a radio interview that she thought Ochocinco, Evelyn's fiancé, was a major douche. They kissed and made up, but apparently not all has been forgotten. According to Bossip.com, Shaunie O'Neal had a belated birthday dinner at Philippe Chow. Throughout the evening, drinks were guzzled and drama got started. What caused it? No one is really sure, but it ended with a verbal altercation and the ladies having to be separated after Evelyn hit Jennifer on top of her head with her clutch. Um, yes. That incident alone will have us tuning in to the season premiere February 20, 2012.