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Basketball Wives

Basketball Wives

Photo Credit:  VH1
  • Premiered: 
    April 11, 2010
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  • Network: VH1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Tom Huffman 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: basketball

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

BASKETBALL WIVES follows the lives of best friends, who just happen to be a wife, ex-wife or girlfriend of an NBA superstar, as they juggle their busy lives of raising children, building businesses, and fighting off groupies. The group of women has included: Shaunie O'Neal, who was separated from Shaq at the beginning of the series but is now his ex-wife; Evelyn Lozada, the ex-fiancee of Antoine Walker, with whom she had a 10-year relationship, and the now ex-wife of former NFL player Chad Ochocinco; Suzie Ketcham, an ex-girlfriend of Michael Olowokandi, with whom she had two children; Tami Roman, the ex-wife of Kenny Anderson; Tasha Marbury, who had a scandalous, 17-year marriage to Stephon Marbury; Jennifer Williams, the ex-wife of Eric Williams; Royce Reed, an ex-girlfriend of Dwight Howard; Gloria Govan, former fiancee of Matt Barnes; Meeka Claxton, the wife of Speedy Claxton; Kesha Nichols, the ex-fiancee of Richard Jefferson; and Kenya Bell, the wife of Charlie Bell.

Season 5 of BASKETBALL WIVES debuted on VH1 on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT, as Evelyn took on the media for the first time after an altercation with her now ex-husband, while Tami tried to convince her to give the marriage a second chance. Plus, Suzie and Shaunie returned for the fifth season, while welcoming Evelyn's friend Tasha Marbury to the fold and awaiting the return of a notorious wife from seasons past.

The sixth season of BASKETBALL WIVES premiered on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. This season, several new faces will join series veterans Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo and Shaunie O'Neal. Evelyn Lozada is reunited with longtime friend Shaunie O'Neal, but she quickly discovers that Tami Roman and Jackie Christie are not on the welcoming committee. With the drama swirling, Malaysia Pargo returns to Los Angeles wondering if there will be anything left of the friendships she once knew. Brandi Maxiell also makes an unexpected return to check if her "services are (still) no longer needed." After being labeled the "side chick" in a very publicized celebrity relationship feud, newcomer Keonna Green is ready to move past the tabloid drama. Between buzzy relationship scandals with some of basketball's biggest stars and their sisterhood, the Metoyer Sisters (Aja, Cristen and Melissa) bring their own baggage this season. Also joining the cast is Bonnie-Jill Laflin, the league's first female scout, who may struggle with running into her famous friends' exes.

Season 7 of BASKETBALL WIVES premiered on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. This season, family ties are tested, emotions explode louder than ever before, and friendships that once seemed rock solid are shaken to the core. The seventh season has everything from unexpected wedding proposals to risque business ventures and some new cast members that give the OG women a run for their money. L.A has never been hotter than this. Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, and Jennifer Williams return, and they are joined by these new cast members: Kristen Scott, w isho married to former league coach Thomas Scott, the son of Byron Scott; CeCe Gutierrez, a registered nurse who is dating former LA player and coaching legend Byron Scott -- who also happens to be Malaysia Pargo's cousin; and Ogom 'OG' Chijindu, a professional football player from an all women's league, who also moonlights as a hairstylist, makeup artist, and event planner.

The 16-episode eighth season of BASKETBALL WIVES premiered on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1. This season, the ladies are tested like never before while balancing life's unexpected turns, career endeavors and strained relationships. The 16-episode installment welcomes back series veterans and a fresh newcomer to the group. After her son's recent heart surgery, Shaunie's focus is giving second chances and spreading love to those who have wronged her, including finding common ground with her ex. Evelyn is working on being the best mother for her son and daughter but when her parental instincts kick in, old habits begin to resurface. Tami is busier than ever, but unresolved confrontations could change the dynamic of her relationships with her daughters and friends forever. Jackie is experiencing empty nest syndrome as she prepares for her son to go off to college. Malaysia is struggling to find a solution to her current family drama and an unsettling rumor surrounding her personal life. Ready for a fresh start, Jennifer wants to rekindle friendships but her past might interfere with making amends. Kristen is faced with navigating an unexpected family secret that could cause everything she has built to collapse. CeCe and Byron are ecstatic about their future as husband and wife, but strained family ties may get in the way of the couple's happily ever after. After 10 years as an athlete, Ogum "OG" enters retirement and decides to pivot from playing football to coaching. Newcomer Feby Torres, is tired of being associated with her famous ex and is determined to make a new name for herself, even if that means making enemies.

Season 9 of BASKETBALL WIVES premiered on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1. This season the wives' sisterhood is tested like never before as they adjust to the pandemic while balancing life's ups and downs, unresolved relationships and the fight against social injustices. Series veterans and fresh newcomers include: Shaunie, who relocates to Houston, TX to be closer to her kids, but still hopes she can find a way to bring peace to the group when they're all together; Malaysia, who believes it is time to teach her children about police brutality and how to handle a situation with an officer; Jackie, who is determined to bring all the ladies together again...or so she thinks; Evelyn, who is preparing to move into a new home but still having trouble getting through the emotional year of 2020; Jennifer, who is mentally in a new place but a new attitude doesn't always mean her past won't test her; Kristen, who is lending her voice to the Black Lives Matter movement and fighting social injustices; OG, who is optimistic about the future with this group of ladies; Feby, who has a new man but a major thorn from her ex-boyfriend's past threatens to challenge her place within the circle. After over 11 years with her famous basketball player ex, newcomer Liza Morales is ready to begin a new chapter. Sisters and entrepreneurs Nia and Noria Dorsey also bring their Memphis energy and spicy personalities to the group.

BASKETBALL WIVES returned for its tenth season on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1. This season it's a whole new ball game as the ladies are back and ready to level up with a reunion of friends from past and present, all the while finding connections that both bring them closer together -- and at times threaten to tear them further apart. Featuring veteran cast members Jackie, Malaysia and Jennifer and MVPs from seasons past (Brandi) and from BASKETBALL WIVES LA (Angel, Duffey, Brooke and Brittish) with appearances by Shaunie, Nia and Noria, Season 10 follows the boss ladies as they focus on their families, relationships, and business ventures while clearing up their pasts to make a better future. In the season opener, familiar faces return for an extravagant wedding celebration, but tensions between former friends threaten to derail the affair. Shaunie tries to bring peace to the group, and Angel has a life-changing secret that she is scared to reveal to the ladies. After a six-month break, BASKETBALL WIVES returned with new episodes on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1. In the midseason premiere, the ladies are returning to the court with everyone feeling stronger and closer to one another than ever. Loyalty runs deep amongst the group, but even the strongest friendships face obstacles navigating life, love, relationships, conflicts and everything in between, putting their bonds to the test. And when cracks and fractures begin to appear, will their dream team soon become a nightmare? The ladies soon realize they have to rely on themselves and each other if there's any chance of winning this game.

Season 11 of BASKETBALL WIVES premiered on Monday, October 8, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. After a season hiatus, original cast member Evelyn Lozada returns to the court, rejoining the all-star lineup of MVPs Jackie Christie, Jennifer Williams, and Brooke Bailey, along with a guest appearance from executive producer Shaunie Henderson. New to the roster are Brittany Renner, Vanessa Rider, Jac'Eil Duckworth and Clayanna Warthen. As successful businesswomen, philanthropists, and moms, the BASKETBALL WIVES: LA cast continues to evolve and face challenges head-on as they journey through sisterhood, growth, and adversity. Tensions run high as the veterans take the newbies under their wings -- but will they throw them a lifeline or shade? With the fate of the sisterhood hanging in the balance, the new ladies are out to prove that they're not to be underestimated. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat as friendships are tested, tea is spilled, and lines are crossed on the 11th season.
On Monday, January 15, 2024 at 9pm ET/PT, VH1 premiered the Season 11 Reunion show. The ladies come together to hash out their differences that have been brewing all season. Evelyn and Brooke exchange words with Jackie. Brittany explains why she left early. And Clayanna is back to clean up some unfinished business.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Shed Media U.S.
  • Produced by Truly Original


  • (Seasons 1-5) - Miami, Florida USA
  • (Seasons 6-11) - Los Angeles, California USA