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Why Has Tanya Williams Been Missing From The Last Few Episodes Of Basketball Wives?

Submitted by on September 20, 2011 – 10:08 am8 Comments

After getting major flak from her castmates and many viewers when she didn’t budge to help break up a fight between Malaysia Pargo and Laura Govan during the first episode of Basketball Wives: LA,Tanya Williams was noticeably absent from the last few episodes of the show. Reportedly, Tanya, who’s the estranged wife of former NBA baller Jayson Williams, is okay with that since the last few episodes have involved activities and behaviors that she doesn’t co-sign. She recently told The Huffington Post:

“During the first two weeks, everyone knows that there was a very big fight. And it was my decision not to be engaged in that in any way. And so the fallout of not being involved in the fight was that I was sort of ostracized by some of the women on camera and maybe the network and the producers. But I made the decision that was right for me. So whether they decide to include me in an episode or not, that’s not my call. I’ve done the work, they’ve got loads of footage on me. And the episode that they showed [last week], I believe that they were at a strip party. And I adore Jackie, but that’s not someplace that I would want to be. So if you see scenes or there’s things that are contrary to who I am or what I believe in, I don’t want to be a part of that.”

Personally, I thought the sight of her sitting there while all that drama was going on around her was freakin’ hilarious, but that’s just me. Anyway, Tanya, who admitted during the interview that she sometimes slept with a knife under her bed out of fear for the safety of her and her children while she was still with Jayson (she told The Huffington Post he was a different person whenever he drank too much, took sleeping pills or any type of prescription medication), also revealed that she’s been approached about doing a reality show with the former New Jersey Nets star once he finishes serving time behind bars for the shooting death of a limousine driver. She said:

“It’s funny that you asked about the reality show, because I’ve already been approached by production companies wanting to know if I would be open to doing a show with Jayson. And I haven’t had the time to take the meetings, I’ve got so many other things that are more in line with my goals and my vision. That’s where my focus is. But Jayson is a huge talent. He made mistakes and he can be crazy at times, but no one can take away his gift of gab, his wit and his personality. So I wasn’t surprised to get the calls. But at the end of the day, I’ve got to do things that are going to further my goals and aspirations before I jump into the reality world on that end.”

Jayson is truly a trainwreck…any reality show with him in it would be a ratings grabber!!

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