4
| Columns |

Heat Ladies Set to Embarrass Selves on VH1's Basektball Wives

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Real Housewives of the NBA probably couldn't be used for legal reasons, but reality TV's love affair with ladies who lunch (and then throw it at each other) continues with VH1's upcoming Basketball Wives.

Although the show might not sate our need for a Miami version of Bravo's weave-snatchin', table-throwin', all-around addictin' mess fest, there are a number of ladies with local ties who will appear on the eight-episode, 30-minute "docudrama." The series is being executive-produced by Shaq's (soon-to-be-ex?) wife, Shaunie O'Neal.

Udonis Haslem's girlfriend Faith Rain and Jermaine O'Neal's wife Masha will also be in the cast. Ex-Heat player Antoine Walker's ex-fiancée Evelyn Lozada and Dwight Howard's baby mama Royce Reed (a former Heat dancer) will also star. Charlotte Bobcats player Eric Williams's wife Jennifer is the only lady with no Miami Heat connection.

No word on where the women will geographically convene (though this city certainly seems like a natural), but the show is set to premiere March 15.

[VH1: Basketball Wives: Coming Soon To VH1! via NBCMiami]

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.