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The newest Basketball Wives franchise kicked off Monday night and we were sad to see when it came to drama the isht wasn’t no better than that original… Okay so now we understand what Shaunie was talking about. Basketball Wives L.A. is a bit of a mess…
First of all the cast is an odd hodge-podge of old wives (Jackie Christie, Tanya Williams, Kimsha Artest) a new young wife (Malaysia Pargo) and some future NBA Wife Hopefuls/BabyMamas (Laura and Gloria Govan) as well as a former fiance’ baby mama (Imani Showalter) and Gloria’s acting buddy/jumpoff/groupie (Draya Michele). The idea of these women getting together for drinks in life, much less Texas Hold ‘Em seemed improbable.
For the most part the premiere episode was kinda of a snooze. No we didn’t need to see Kimsha and Malaysia go shopping to understand they have nothing in common. Although it was kind of refreshing to see Malaysia kick with her family in Compton, since the other women’s impression of her has been that she’s super bougie. But there was some drama last night — the highlight of the episode was likely the drinks meeting where Jackie Christie tries to set it off with Tanya Williams by asking “Who the EFF are you?” and ironically Jackie and Imani end up breaking up a near fight between Malaysia (who has an 8-month-old) and Laura (whose 3-week-old baby is so new she still looks like she’s toting a gut full).
We haven’t always been the biggest supporter of model/groupie Draya Michele known for putting her relationship with Christ Brown on blast via Twitter, but she won extra cool points last night by asking after a confrontational lunch with Gloria Govan. “Am I a groupie? Are you [Gloria]? Were you?”
Excellent question. For those of you who were watching. Who do you think will bring the most drama this season?
More screenshots from the show and photos from the NY Premiere of Basketball Wives: L.A. below: