Episode 2 of VH1’s Basketball Wives aired last night. I’m not going to smash the cast because if you choose to watch the show, you know what you’re getting yourself into. (The BYU Honor Code of VH1 sports-based reality shows.)
While The Wives have little to offer in entertainment value, former NBA journeyman Eric Williams, in a brief cameo, delivered a command performance during a dinner date with his wife and cast member Jennifer.
You’ll be shocked to find out that their dinner conversation at one point turned to infidelity, which Eric Williams justified in emotional, eloquent soliloquy.
VH1’s Basketball Wives reality show debuts on Sunday. Following the lives of actual wives of NBA players sounds like a colossal bore, but I’m happy to report that this show will be anything but that. Of the six cast members, exactly zero are married to current NBA players.
(Quite a lineup Elgin assembled over the years)
Instead we get Jennifer Williams, who is married to former NBA journeyman Eric Williams. Shaunie O’Neal, who recently divorced Shaq. Suzie Ketcham, who is divorced from Michael Olowokandi. Gloria Govan, who is engaged to Matt Barnes and is the sister of Gilbert Arenas baby mama Laura Govan. And baby mamas Royce Reed (Dwight Howard) and Evelyn Lozada (Antoine Walker).
(Dwight Howard’s baby mama Royce Reed busts a move by the pool)
From their bios on the Vh1 site, none of the women are particularly attractive or have anything interesting going on in their lives. Or a job. (Until now!)
What we have here is the quintessential collection of retread groupies, which means the bios page of the women is an absolute comedy goldmine. Read more…