The premiere season of Basketball Wives L.A. hits VH1 on Monday, Aug. 29 (at 8 PM ET/PT) and Gloria Govan followed in her sister’s footsteps and spoke with the Loop21 about the show. Check out the excerpts below:
Why did you decide to join the cast of “Basketball Wives L.A.?”
Gloria Govan: I’m obviously a huge fan of the Miami show but when we moved to L.A. when Matt [Barnes] got traded to the Lakers, Shaunie [O’Neal] had offered me the opportunity to do the spin-off … this time you can be around people that you like and that you know and so that’s why. I like these girls and I had the opportunity to jump on board.
Hmmmm… She’s obvious a huge fan of the Miami show? That’s a typo, riiight?
So why did you choose Draya Michelle? She’s not tied to a specific basketball player.
Draya was chosen on the cast because we met Draya through acting class and she seemed like a real sweetheart. Not necessarily knowing her background per se, but just knowing she had some involvement. She kind of plays the role of Royce [Reed] I guess you could say, in terms of her role on Basketball Wives L.A. That’s one of the reasons. We just wanted to give everybody a different dynamic, a 3D version of what we have to deal with as wives and different points of view.
Sorry but this is where we have to say something. Um, hold up Gloria — Draya kinda plays the role of Royce? We don’t think so. Draya leaves her child at home ALONE to eat frozen dinners whiles she is shakin’ it at Delilah’s or chasin’ celebrity peen out of state. Royce is the mother of the son of one of the most biggest, man-banginest, giant-shoulders havin’ NBA stars out there. Royce has a DEGREE and she was also an NBA dancer!
More on Gloria co-starring with her sister on “Basketball Wives: L.A.” when you continue…