Basketball Wives LA, "Season 2 Returns": shut up and punch each other already

Quick Take: Basketball Wives LA, "Season 2 Returns"
"I feel like what I bring to the table in these girls' lives is of much more value than what they bring to mine." - Jackie 

Review: Basketball Wives LA, "Season 2 Returns"
(S0201) I had high hopes going into last night's Season Two premiere of Basketball Wives LA. I caught a couple of episodes last season and I recall a show chock-full of smack downs, weave tears and drink throws.

Last night... eh, not so much. Scratch that, not at all. No torn weaves, no skimpy dresses stained with appletini residue, no black eyes. No fun.

Instead of the fisticuffs and fireworks I was expecting, "Season 2 Returns" gave us talking, and more talking, and talking around the dinner table, and talking beside the pool, and talking in the kitchen, then some more talking. SHUT UP AND PUNCH EACH OTHER ALREADY!

The early chatter revolved around how the Wives' are adjusting new cities. Malaysia, Jannero Pargo's wife, is loving Atlanta, although it took a while to get used to. Laura, Gilbert Arenas' suddenly skinny baby-mama, spent the basketball season in Orlando. Orlando is "cool" but things will Hibachi are "hard" and "tainted." Not sure why Agent Zero and his taint would be anywhere near this Joker-faced freak show (even if she did lose 100 pounds in the off-season) but that's his problem, not mine.

Jackie Christie was the center of attention and the object of much scorn and shit-talking throughout the episode. Jackie, the wife of former NBA baller Doug Christie, was the major instigator of drama last year and the focus of last night's premiere was the fallout from those dust-ups. Jackie is under the impression that haters be hatin' because she has everything the other girls wish they had. If the other girls wish they had a husband who could moonlight as an extra on Falling Skies, then yes, Jackie's got it. 

The lone highlight of the episode came in the form of a newcomer to the show: Brooke Bailey. Brooke is a friend of Draya's from the "urban modeling industry." Draya invited Brooke over to try on some items from Draya's new bikini fashion line. "I want to make sure they support girls with big boobs, and I know you have big boobs, and I hope that girls with big boobs wear them," Draya babbled. Draya seemed pleased with the way Brooke looked in her suit, but if it was boob support she was concerned with, Draya ought to head back to the drawing board. Brooke's ample bosom didn't even fit in the top, much less receive any support from it.

By Lucas High

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On: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ray said:

Lucas High, clearly you are a MAN not the least bit  concerned about the depiction or value of the Black women.  Why do you yearn so much for those moments that degrade African Americans?  I can almost guarantee that you parade the streets as a liberal, but this is your message?  Why don't you let someone smack the shit out of you!?


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