Sometimes I feel sorry for VH1. It tries, it really does. The networks problem is saturation. One reality series is going well? Let's copy it in film a franchise in every state! These basketball players' wives are causing major drama and enticing viewers? Let's find more basketball wives? Wait, there aren't any? Well, that's okay! Let's find some women who maybe dated, had a baby with, or got an autograph from an NBA player. That's the same, right?
You know where I'm going with this, don't you? It's time to welcome back the women of Basketball Wives: L.A. to our televisions! It seems like they've been gone forever…and I haven't really missed them, to be honest. We'll see some new of our old favorites (is Draya Michele's new beau dating Jackie Christie's daughter too?), and some new faces who are already fitting right in. One of the new ladies has an online business with an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau! Sounds about right!
I'm not going to say, "I told you so," but only because VH1 doesn't seem to listen to what I have to say. After all, it brought back the original Love & Hip Hop, didn't it? It seems the network is hell bent on reviving Basketball Wives: LA with new ladies and new drama. Shocking, I know.
The new crew, along with some veteran cast members, are currently filming the upcoming season, and things among the ladies hasn't been all "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" if you get my drift. Now, gossip is swirling that the oftensometimes slightly more even-keeled than the rest Draya Michele may have peaced out before the season concluded.
They'll be back before you know it! Yes, I'm talking about the less violent but equally ridiculous compared to their counterparts women of Basketball Wives: L.A. VH1 seems to have us in some sort of choke hold with these girls, yet I don't fight it. Odd, I know.
With some new cast members in the mix (and the Sisters Govan departing), hopefully there will be some new excitement in BBW: LA (read: not boring as heck). Not surprisingly, the show's breakout star Draya Michele is all about promoting the series (and herself of course) to whoever will listen.
And speaking of new ladies, Basketball Wives creator Shaunie O'Neal isn't too thrilled with newbie Tasha Marbury. She's used to having people kiss her bum, so I think Shaunie's a bit thrown by the fact that Tasha doesn't seem to give a tiny toot about Nostrils or her posse of puppets.
It's funny how one franchise can appeal to you so much more than another. I definitely prefer Love & Hip Hop Atlanta to its original counterpart (who doesn't?), and there are Housewives series I watch far more religiously than others. Oddly enough, I can't figure out which Basketball Wives franchise I prefer…is that saying something?
I do know that I enjoy Draya Michele's antics on BBWLA, and with her kooky cast mates, she usually comes off as the most stable. She certainly has a past, but I'd like to think she's grown up and learned from her mistakes. Who knows though? After all, she is starring in a drama-fueled, anger laden reality show…so the joke could be on me!
Oh what a couple seasons of a failed reality show will do! When Basketball Wives L.A. first hit VH1, Jackie Christie and her knowledge of how to navigate Google was dead set on showing viewers what a horrible mother new co-star Draya Michele was. Jackie's Internet search unearthed a child endangerment charge against Draya, and the two hashed things out before ultimately becoming friends for a storyline.
Now the VH1 spin-off is rumored to be canceled, so the women need to keep their names in the press in some way, shape, or form. Makes sense, right? Draya was recently attacked on Twitter regarding her mothering skills after a failed attempt from BET to get fan questions for the reality star. Instead of the hoped inquiries, the network's plan to hashtag #AskDraya turned into a day's worth of tweets calling out Draya as a horrible mother. Oops! Of course, Jackie wouldn't be the self-proclaimed Mama Bear of the bunch if she didn't come to her young co-star's defense.
What are we going to do without Basketball Wives: LA? Well, you can get your fill of Draya Michele tonight…and she may be addressing some recent Twitter backlash which will give you flashbacks to Jackie Christie and her Google skills circa season one! Y'all remember her tiny little arrest for child endangerment that happened years ago, right?
Sister2Sister shares that Draya's past motherhood mistakes are coming back to haunt her once again thanks to BET. The network's 106 & Park will be hosting Draya on Thursday's show, and it encouraged fans to tweet questions to the reality star with the hashtag #Ask Draya.
Uh oh. I hope this isn't a case of biting the hand that feeds you! Gloria Govan of Basketball Wives: LA hasn't exactly been loyal to the network who made her a reality star, and VH1 needs to take note about what the reality star is saying in the media. She's got way more important projects in the works, yall like that web series…!!
On season two of the show, Gloria pretty much alienated all of her cast mates except for sister Laura, and it's no secret that her husband Matt Barnes isn't a fan of his wife's involvement with the reality series. And speaking of her husband, Gloria didn't even inform the network when she eloped with Matt while the season was filming. That certainly couldn't have gone over well!