True Or False? Imani Showalter Lost Her Shot At Being A “Basketball Wife” Because She’s A Child Neglecting Liar… Just Like Draya!

- By Bossip Staff

Turns out “Basketball Wives: L.A.” cast member Imani Showalter may have been just as “worthless” as Draya in her younger days…

Remember that moment on the last episode of “Basketball Wives:L.A.” when Imani and the girls are discussing “rescuing Draya” when she admits “we’ve all made mistakes and made bad choices and done some things you might not be so proud of”? Well if you were wondering what shady behavior from her past she was referring to, Baller Alert offers some insight:

It was a Saturday in August of 2005. Family, friends and team mates of San Antonio Spurs guard, Stephen Jackson and his fiancé Imani Showalter were all in Houston to witness the wedding of the happy couple. Unfortunately, that wedding didn’t happen. Word is just hours before the nuptials were to take place, as Imani was getting dressed, Jackson hit her with a 300 page (some sources say it was only 50 pages) prenup and when she refused to sign it, the wedding was cancelled. Rumor has it that Imani had been putting off signing the pre-nup for a while and of course the day everything is supposed to go down, all hell breaks lose when the paperwork is still not signed. So much for being a basketball wife.

Now if that wasn’t enough tea, rumor has it that the pre-nup wasn’t the only reason Stephen called the wedding off. Word is, Imani lied about her age AND the number of children she had. Imani and Stephen have a daughter together named Taylor. Stephan was only aware of one other child that Imani had. Well apparently, Imani had yet another child who was actually living with the father’s family. Yes, allegedly Imani ditched her child to go catch her a baller. Not so different from Draya now are we?

Now let’s talk about the age thing. Supposedly Imani told Stephen she was 27 when she was really closer to 34. Yikes! Stephen’s mom wasn’t much of a fan of hers. She said she would die if her son married Imani. Apparently she had a panic attack at the wedding and acting a crazed fool. Welp, lucky for her the wedding never went on. Mama knows best I suppose.

Well damn… Pot, kettle much Imani?

Our Bossip sources tell us that none of this is new info by the way and that back in the day Imani would sometimes leave her son with Stephen’s teammates’ family for weeks at a time. SMH. No wonder she and Draya were able to work out their differences.

You know what they say. Birds of a feather.

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  • Evy

    Imani acts like her s h I t don’t stink. Now what? All of the fat ugly wives are so jealous of the attractive wives.

  • clarissa

    Ok for the last time….the only “wives” are Malaysia, jackie, and tanya…jumpoffs/babymamas are not WIVES!! I cannot stand the whole damn Miami cast because none if them are currently wives!!! Except meeka and everybody hated on her!!

  • clarissa

    Ok for the last time….the only “wives” are Malaysia, jackie, and tanya…jumpoffs/babymamas are not WIVES!! I cannot stand the whole damn Miami cast because none if them are currently wives!!! Except meeka and everybody hated on her!! …


    I would have more respect for this show if it was called: Basketball Jumpoffs!! On another note, Imani is jealous of draya cause she’s pretty n young n perky and back in har days she probably didn’t get as much lime light as draya has now..both wrong for watever it is they did to their kids but other than that HOES will be HOES!

  • Westside cutie!!!!

    How stupid does Imani feel! That’s why u shouldn’t throw stones because they’ll come right back to u! Imani need to have several seats because to me she’s worst than Draya, with her schemin’ @ss! I hope later on in the season the tables get turned on her raggedy wig wearin’ behind and see how it feels to be judged on your past! Draya shouldn’t had to explain s**t to Imani she owes her no explanation! If I was Draya I would have told that loser Imani to kiss my @ss!

  • Mrs. Rance

    How does her son being raised by his father compare to Draya leaving her son home alone? If all parts of this story are true it only proves she pulled out all the stops to land that rich man just like all the other wives/girlfriends/jumpoffs/groupies of every professional athlete all over the world.

  • nikkislim

    @ Mrs. Rance,
    Imani didn’t reveal to Stephen that she had another child. What real mother does that? She also lied about her age to appear younger than she really is. If you go into a relationship or marriage lying, it won’t last. Her scheme didn’t work. Stephen was smart to demand that pre-nup, the timing was wrong though. BBWLA is weak. All those old over weight broads. The only attractive one is Malaysia and Draya. The rest not hitting on nothing. If those other birds can get ballers, any decent lady can get one. My question is where did Jayson Williams meet his wife? I’ve looked at hard and long and she is not attractive at all. And why do her dreads start way back on her head, damn near her ears? I just asking?

  • Moo

    @nikkislim lmbo @ Jayson Williams wife. And yes the rest of the wives are all HAM’s to the 5th power. Was thinking the same damn thing. Now wr in the hell is my baller. Lol

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  • Karla

    I dislike the L.A. Cast even more than the Miami cast. Theyre wannabe divas and are the biggest hypocrites! And some have the ugliest attitudes which make them ugly on the outside as well. The only ones I can actually tolerate are jackie, draya, and malaysia.

  • Karla

    And if that’s the same ugly thing that shaunie accuses shaq of sleeping with, laura, all I have to say is WOWWWWWW, damn, he really went slummin’!!!!

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