Are There Any Redeeming Qualities In VH1′s Basketball Wives?
Another season of VH1′s Basketball NonWives and another season of drama. It’s pretty much what you expect of this show. They gossip, they fight, they fuss and they just seem miserable. Yet, they keep coming back to do it again and again. Those of us that watch it, view the show like we would a car accident—nobody is ever happy to see it, but we can’t keep our eyes off of it. This season is no different. The car accident is much bigger and in super slow motion (where everything looks worse).
On this past Sunday’s episode, good ol’ Royce and Evelyn had it out to the point where the two ladies were hurling glass at one another in a public place. As if the dirty laundry hadn’t been aired out enough, now patrons of what we believe to be a high-end restaurant got to see these women act in ways that would make the most ignorant reality star blush.
All this drama makes you wonder what the hell are the redeeming qualities of this show? All they do is fight and gossip. Very rarely do you see anything good on the show. Jennifer is going through a divorce, Royce is out of the circle, Suzie is lame, Evelyn is trying to find love with Chad Ochocinco while Shaunie makes the show happen. Why do this? It certainly doesn’t portray any basketball wives in a positive light. Taking it a step further, it doesn’t enhance the image of women. Whether it be clever editing or the real deal, the show is rather embarrassing if you are indeed a wife of a basketball player who doesn’t share these ladies’ experiences.
And while Evelyn throws around the “non-factor” word so freely, what would most of these girls be doing had it not been for their rich ex-husbands or former boyfriends? Oh yeah, nothing. This show is all about taking advantage of the situation. It doesn’t portray the life of a true basketball wife. Rather, it shows you how a bunch of spoiled 30-somethings carry themselves when riding the coattails of their famous ex-something or others.
Well, at least they have more fight in them than LeBron James in the fourth quarter.