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VH1 loves a franchise crossover, doesn’t it? First it has people hopping from city to city for Love & Hip Hop, and now the network is following its own lead with the ladies of Basketball Wives! I can’t say I’m surprised, but no show in either franchise is going to live up to the ratchet behavior and entertainment that Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has brought to the small screen! It hit struck gold with that cast for sure!

We’ve got the inside scoop on the upcoming season of Basketball Wives: LA! Along with some new faces, some of the franchise’s veterans will be returning. Joining them will also be Shaunie O’Neal (it’s been a long time since I’ve written about ol’ Nostrils!) and Tami Roman who previously made their home in Miami on the original Basketball Wives. That’s a recipe for drama if I’ve ever heard!

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According to our source, Shaunie, who is also a producer of the shows, and her buddy Tami will be joining the Los Angeles cast in a capacity similar to the “friends” who appear on Bravo’s Housewives. Tami has recently been spotted filming with BBWLA staples Malaysia Pargo and Jackie Christie (is it weird that I’ve missed Wacky Jackie? Yes, yes it is).

As we previously reported, our insider confirms that the new faces we will be introduced to will belong to Mehgan James, Patrice Curry, and Angel Brinks. Tami attended the launch of Malaysia’s new bedding line along with Brandi Maxiell, Mehgan, and Patrice. The party will be featured in an episode on the new season. Days later, Tami, Angel, and Jackie were filmed having drinks together.

Combining casts is clearly an attempt to boost ratings and revive the franchise which has been fraught with controversy and violence, especially with the “ladies” of Miami. Even more interesting is that there are rumors that Evelyn Lozada Ochocinco Lozada soon to be Crawford, who recently just had a baby boy with her gajillionaire baseball playing fiance, will make an appearance or two several on BBWLA. The addition of Evelyn is sure to have tongues wagging given her history of table-jumping and bullying (with nemesis turned frenemy turned cohort Tami) in Miami!

TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MIAMI HEADING TO LOS ANGELES? WILL TAMI, SHAUNIE, AND EVELYN BE GOOD ADDITIONS TO THE CAST?

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