VH1 has green lighted a reality show (yes, another one) about the wives and girlfriends of some NBA’s players. The show will star Shaunie O’Neal (wife of Shaquille O’Neal), Jennifer Williams (wife of Eric Williams), Evelyn Lozada (ex-fiance of Antoine Walker), Mesha O’Neal (wife of Jermaine O’Neal), Royce Reed (baby mama to Dwight Howard), Faith Rain (Udonis Haslem’s girlfriend). Shaunie will executive producer the series.
This should be interested given the fact that Shaunie has split from Shaq and Royce’s baby daddy, Dwight Howard, has slapped her with an injunction from even saying his name.
The series titled “Basketball Wives” starts production this month and premieres on March 15, 2010. It will give us the inside look at how these ladies live the life. They drive the best cars, live in the biggest mansions, wear designer clothes and jewelry and only travel first class. They must also keep the groupies at bay while wondering if their spouses are being faithful to them.
Shaunie says, “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. I am happy to be teaming with Shed Media and VH1 in bringing this entertaining and enlightening world to television.”