Jackie Christie And Draya Michele Address Laura Govan’s ‘Hos’ Comment
Basketball Wives fans were left clutching their pearls when former Basketball Wives: LA star Laura Govan accused Shaunie O’Neal of ruining the franchise by not keeping the focus on actual basketball wives and casting “hos.” She told TMZ, “She shoulda kept Basketball Wives, basketball wives…there coulda been a ‘Housewives or a Ho’ show for everybody else later.”
Not surprisingly, Laura’s former cast mates are being asked about her comments, including Jackie Christie, who told me during an interview for my weekly entertainment news column:
“I feel like there’s a lot of girlfriends and fiancées and everything just in general, but it’s okay. The show is titled Basketball Wives, but it doesn’t necessarily have to mean wives. It could be an ex-wife, like with the Miami version, a lot of them are ex-wives, but they are wives. So I think it’s more about the females involved with professional athletes, basketball athletes world. That’s what I think the show is basically saying. So our show this season, without giving it away, there’s about three or four wives actually on Basketball Wives: LA. So it is what it is. I don’t really know what happened as far as how that conversation came about with Laura making those comments, so I’d be speaking out of turn, but I look at what Shaunie has done in only a positive light. And not only Shaunie, but Shed Meida, VH1, everybody.”
Draya Michele‘s response to Laura’s comment wasn’t as politically correct. She told The Jasmine Brand:
“You know, I just kind of listen. The only people’s opinions which matters to me are the people that I work with everyday and she’s not on the show anymore so her opinion really doesn’t matter.”
Many BBW fans think Laura is being a hypocrite with her comments considering she’s still not married to her longtime fiancé, NBA star Gilbert Arenas, with whom she has four children. Thoughts?