From left to Right: Jennifer Williams, Royce Reed, Erikka Moxam, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Suzie Ketchem, and Gloria Govan (Photo Credit)
VH1 has teamed up with the wives and girlfriends of some of the NBA’s most elite players to give the viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous life of a professional basketball player’s wife in VH1’s original series, Basketball Wives. All of the women are not wives, but have had some form of a relationship with a professional basketball player. The series was developed by Shaunie O’Neal, who is currently in a nasty divorce w/ Shaquille O’Neal.
Meet the Cast. Royce Reed, ex-girlfriend of NBA star Dwight Howard. The two have a son together and have been in the news recently w/ drama. A few months ago, Royce was seen at a Ludacris & T.O. pool party, dancing a bit on the provacative side. In her defense, she is a cheerleader/dancer (if that helps).
Here’s the video of Royce in all her dance glory. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMoSaqiIftw]
Erikka Moxam isn’t married to an NBA player, nor does she seem to share w/ the public if she’s “dated” anyone in the league. Not sure how or why she was casted for the show, but I’m sure we shall find out why.
Evelyn Lozada is the ex-fiance of former NBA star Antoine Walker. He was in the news last year for being broke and in seriously in debt. According to rumors, Evelyn threw Antoine the deuces when this was discovered. (Photo Credit)
Suzie Ketchem dated NBA player Michael Olowokandi for 10 years and the two have two children together. She’s tagged the “socialite” of the group and allegedly tries to befriend celebrities and loves the limelight.
Gloria Govan is the fiance of NBA star Matt Barnes who plays for Orlando Magic. Gloria and Matt have twin boys. The juice on her involves family. Her sister, Laura, is the fiancée of Gilbert Arenas. Laura allegedly had an affair with Shaq (this too was on lots of gossip sites). On the show, Shaunie actually addresses/asks Gloria about this. Guess we hafta tune in to see what happens.
Peep the Trailer and all it’s glory.
Premiers April 11 on VH1.