Basketball Wives premiere: world war blog

The title Basketball Wives is rather like those very possessive – arguably possessed – personalities it puts under the lens every week: loosely misleading. The fourth season of VH1’s reality exposé doesn’t actually feature any wives of basketball players, as one might assume. Rather, their lineup of ladies consists of exes, baby-mamas, and the estranged “strange” of NBA stars – in other words, expired arm candy not ready to step out of the spotlight.

Two of the show’s stars – Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozado – have known each other for longer than all of the Basketball Wives’ show-earning relationships combined – 14 years. Despite their personal history, either Jennifer or her publicist released a blog post that Evelyn took some serious offense to. In the fourth season premiere, the two try to work through their differences, but end up showing us why they were pushed to the sidelines by their basketball beaus.

Even though I’m rarely offended by vulgarity, it’s hard not to feel a little violated by the vicious spite that drives the petty insults and name-calling between the two women. I even have to feel bad for the rest of the cast, who were embarrassingly subjected to this banter in public despite trying to orchestrate their reconciliation – though I doubt a quarrel could be contained between any of these destructive she-Shivas, public or otherwise.

Basketball Wives airs Mondays at 8 pm on VH1.

By Mark D Curran

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Mark is a freelance writer, student of English and Philosophy, and still has too much time on his hands. If you have any of your own, check out the blog and follow him on Twitter!!/MarkDCurran

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