Why would anyone care about the life of an NBA wife, who knows but it’s about to happen. Shaunie O’Neal, Shaq’s wife, pitched a show to VH1 and know they have picked it up and are about to start production. A total of 6 women (wives, finances and baby mamas) will be appearing on the show including Dwight Howard’s baby mama, Royce Reed, who was just recently told by a judge that she can’t even mention Dwight’s name… DAMN!!!
Details Under the Hood…
VH1 has teamed up with the wives and girlfriends of some of the NBA’s most elite players to give the viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous life of a professional basketball player’s wife in VH1’s original series, “Basketball Wives.” Production is set to begin on the series in December 2009. The eight-episode 30-minute series is set to premiere on March 15, 2010.
This series is about the insider life of the wives, girlfriends and a few ex-wives of some of the biggest ballers in the game. These ladies live the life. But living the high life is not all glamour. In order to protect it, they have to deal with the jealousies and dramas of living in — and staying in — the inner circle. They must also keep the groupies at bay while their husbands and boyfriends are traveling… wondering if their spouses are being faithful to them.
The cast is filled with the wives and ex-wives of superstars including Jennifer Williams (wife of Eric Williams), Evelyn Lozada (ex-fiancé of Antoine Walker), Mesha O’Neal (wife of Jermaine O’Neal), Royce Reed, Faith Rain (Udonis Haslem’s girlfriend) and Shaunie O’Neal (wife of Shaquille O’Neal) who will also serve as Executive Producer on the series.
Shaunie O’Neal: “Having been around these remarkable women for several years, I have always recognized that behind every NBA star is a strong, exceptional woman, one who must deal with the unique challenges of being married to the game as well as the player.”
The funny thing about this whole situation is… Royce Reed, Dwight Howard’s baby mama, is not allowed to mention her baby daddy’s name or she will have to pay a price. Dwight just recently filed for an injunction against Royce because she has been ranting and raving about him being a deadbeat dad on the internet and in an ESPN interview. The judge granted Dwight the injunction and now Royce can’t mention his name nor nicknames at all, in any way form or fashion.
Royce is banned from “using or publishing (orally, in writing, or otherwise), directly, indirectly or by innuendo, [Dwight's] name, nicknames, image, brand photographs, and/or likeness.”
Even though Royce can’t say Dwight’s name, we are pretty sure Shaunie, creative as she is, and VH1 will find a way to get around it if they really want her on the show.