Shaunie O’Neal Doesn’t Want To Go Back To ‘Basketball Wives’; Says 3 Members Of The Cast Should Be Let Go
All the backlash over the last season of Basketball Wives has been a PR nightmare for the show’s Queen Bee, Shaunie O’Neal. Despite being one of the executive producers of the hit VH1 reality series, and being at the center of a lot of the show’s drama (she’s often compared to a puppeteer), Shaunie says she her return for season 5 isn’t a guarantee if things don’t change. She told The Insider:
“Honesty, I don’t want to go back,” says the ex-wife of basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal about the controversial. I have no problem walking away from the franchise.”
Despite the speech she gave during the recent BBW reunion during which she promised to take the show in a more balanced direction, Shaunie hinted at her doubts about that happening by revealing three members of the current cast would have to be let go for the sake of the continuation of the franchise. She said:
“Three [from Miami]. Immediately. No questions asked. Not anything personal, just not where I’m trying to go. Not on the same page. … If I would like this franchise to keep going, yeah, three would have to go.”
I’m guessing the three she’s referring to are Jennifer Williams, Evelyn Lozada, and Tami Roman. But anyway, I can’t agree with Shaunie. Honestly, she sat around for 3 seasons and allowed the hood booger foolishness on BBW to escalate to this point, and now that petitions are circulating and whatnot, she wants to backpedal and separate herself from the drama. I respect her grind as a businesswoman, but I’m not buying it.