Shaunie O’Neal’s Reality Show “Basketball Wives” Starts Production and Dwight Howard Tells his Baby Mama…HO SIT DOWN!!!

- By Bossip Staff

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.

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  • Gimmeabreak78

    Wow…it’s like the TV show “The Game” brought to real life. Next.

  • ladynva

    I wonder will Gilbert for Washington make a guest apperence on Maury? YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER!

  • BlackStar69

    Yeah, sit own down somewhere!

  • Kay-The Beautiful One

    That Royce Reed girl looks raggedy,i cant believe Dwight

  • memchee

    the actual games and occasional appearance on cribs is enough.

    the artistry of the NBA game itself is fulfilling…..

    most of these players r uncouth and their wives, in most cases, appear to be snooty and severly unintelligent.

    Real creativity can’t return to the tube soon enough!!!!.

  • Sheneneh

    Sounds like another Real Housewives series…

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    6am, pure genius, ya’ll are really, really gonna miss me after 12/31/09

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    @ Cody-Cole,

    Stop pretending like Dwight didnt take care of his kid, he was voluntarily paying support, but the b*tch wasnt gettin’ the kind of stacks she felt she should be getting, which you know damn well is about $35-$40k a month.

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    And she aint even NBA wife/babymomma fine!

  • willy

    I use to work for the Magic and I got Shaq Royce’s phone number at the time she was a Magic dancer and Shaq was with Miami. The next season she was a Miami Heat dancer. I take it Shaq moved her down there for the year and the following year she was pregnant with Dwight’s child. And Shaq’s wife and kids were at the game he introduced them to me.

  • HarlemWorld

    Exactly… Fudk these hoez

  • jfizzle

    I doubt very seriously that he is a deadbeat. If the court sets the amount of child support, that is the minimum he should pay. Anything above that is purely up to him. Plus, if he doesn’t pay it’s easy to find him and she can have him brought up on contempt proceedings.

  • WHATEVER!!!!!

    Pronto was filtered??? Why I said “p.r.o.n.”t.o. not p.o.r.n. you morons! Gesh!

  • Joi

    Isn’t Shaunie in the process of filing for divorce from Shaq? Why is she still trying to get shine off his name? And second, I hope we do get a glimpse of how NBA wives like Shaunie cheat on their men and vice versa; now that would make good TV, this should be entertaining, stay tuned folks.

  • reggie reg

    New show. Dumb n i g g a s and the dumb B i t c h e s they’re with.

  • Britt

    @ Cody Cole I remember Dwight saying he was a Christian man too in that interview. Talking about how he wanted to be like David Robinson who played for the San Antonio Sprurs, I think he will end up being more like Kobe Bryant a cheater without the Rings.


  • free

    who wants to hear from a girlfriend, ex-fiance, and a chick who can’t even say the dude’s name? this is already raggedy and it’s not even on tv yet.


    show should be called NBA X’s

  • peter illyich

    Ghetto with money.

  • edub

    Shaunie is about to mess it up for everyone , The Execs at the league can’t be too happy about a disgruntled group of Junior College first semester drop outs, airing out the dirty laundry of the games top players. The league is struggling with image issues , marketing a sport that is essentially Black to middle America and Bible belt markets is a difficult proposition. The NBA is progressive in comparison to other Professional sports there are African American owners, Coaches and GM’S and it’s about to take a big hit because of the extremely poor relationship choices,these guys could be with anyone and yet the always chose the one with least education and the biggest butt, fellas if you were a businessman and you business was grossing 7 figures a years would you give half of your thriving business to a partner with a Highschool education and bad credit? I am just asking

  • WhatAWorld

    First Fantasia now this.Im officially blocking VH1!


    Everyone should NOT believe what the media “reveals” because the truth of the matter is Dwight is a good father and mostly wants to see his son but his child’s mother most of the time will not allow him to see his own son. Basically, using the son as means to come up in life. The media is ridiculous!!! You cant always believe what u hear!!!

  • Sticky-n-Sweet

    Lame! What, you couldn’t swing one of Sean Kemp’s many , many, many baby mommas?! That would be comedy! Poor Royce, 6am laid her out!

  • SweetPea

    Whatever happened to keeping your business just that, if he is a dead beat, she may have found that out if she would have tried using her noodle instead of her poodle to get ahead!!! Its all about accountability…he should have got to know her too, but she could have done more to prevent pregnancy and single-motherhood, by being a woman and not hunting for treasure that never belonged to her in the first place…

  • y.y

    I’m so sick of baby mommas and fiancees being referred to as “Wives”. That is insulting to the REAL MARRIED FOLKS that have actually made that committment to one another.

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