Some call it regret, some call it life lessons. Matt Barnes says that one of the biggest regrets of his life is appearing on Basketball Wives, with his then wife, Gloria Govan. In a recent interview he says of the hit VH1 show,
The biggest mistake I ever made was doing that stupid Basketball Wives show. Because it’s such a negative, untrue, fantasy of what our lives are like. Our lives are nothing like that, but people live and swear by that reality TV…None of it is true. Nothing you see on these reality TV-not even just Basketball Wives-it’s all staged. They say it’s unscripted. It’s not. Everything is scripted.
So why did he appear on the show? The NBA baller says he was talked into it by Shaquille O’Neil. He admits he realized it was a mistake, when they began filming:
We were in Orlando when we first started filming, and that was when Tiger Woods was going through all that stuff. So the first time and last time they filmed me-because this was the only show I did-[they asked], ‘So what do you think about Tiger?’ And I’m like, ‘Whoa, where did this come from?’ Like, ‘Do you hang out with Tiger?’ I’m just like, ‘Huh?’ Like, ‘What do you and your teammates do on the road?’ And then they went to a little cut where , like, I took my mic off like, ‘I’m done.’