Shaunie, Here’s A Lifejacket: 7 Ladies Who Could Make Things VERY Interesting On BBWLA Next Season

October 30, 2012  |  
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The “Basketball Wives” franchise is losing. Ratings appear to be plummeting and fans of the VH1 series are finding this season painful to watch with its sub-par storyline and uninteresting characters. A few weeks back we reported that viewers are literally begging Ms. O’Neal to put an axe to the Monday night train wreck. When one man took to Twitter to voice his concerns to the “Basketball Wives” visionary, she suggested that a possible solution is giving the show a complete makeover, which can be assumed to mean a new cast. Well, you know what Shaunie? That idea doesn’t sound half bad. Actually, it is probably one of the best things to come out of your mouth since…well, I don’t know when. But, you catch my drift. And she wasn’t kidding, she cut a majority of the cast this week leaving only Jackie Christie and Draya. So now that we’re back to the drawing board, here’s a lineup that might work next season. If you there will actually be a next season…

Tamia Hill

Who doesn’t love this sweet-voiced songstress? Besides being well-liked (and well-known), there are a slew of reasons why Tamia would be a great candidate. For one, she seems like an accurate portrayal of what a basketball wife actually is. She and hubby Grant Hill tied the knot back in 1999 and are still going strong. That says a lot due to the unfortunate circumstances that frequently seem to befall the marriages of NBA players. Another reason is that Tamia is an established celebrity with nothing to prove and absolutely nothing to gain from attacking other women or throwing bottles and drinks on national television. She wouldn’t have to act out in this way because she wouldn’t be looking to build a new name for herself or desperately cling to 15 minutes of fame. And darn it, we just like her!

Khloe Kardashian Odom

Adding the youngest and classiest Kardashian sister to the cast would mix things up a bit while adding diversity and concocting a recipe for great entertainment. Khloe is another one who is actually married to an NBA player and more than qualified to show the world what it looks like to be a basketball wife. Along with being a devoted wife to hubby Lamar Odom, she has a few gigs of her own including being one of the new hosts to the reality show, “The X-Factor.”

Vanessa Bryant

While we may not always agree with what comes out of Mrs.Bryant’s mouth, we can say that she is certainly qualified to to represent the “Basketball Wives” brand. She can’t seem to make up her mind as to whether or not she wishes to stay married to hubby of 11 years, Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. However, basketball wife or basketball ex, Nessa has certainly paid her dues. Having rode with him through multiple scandals and bouts with infidelity, we’re sure she has a whole lot to say.

Monica Brown

Monica is another soulstress whom we absolutely adore and would be ecstatic to see on the next season of “Basketball Wives LA,” though we doubt she’ll be down. Many were skeptical of her marriage to Phoenix Suns player Shannon Brown (a former LA Laker); however, it seems pretty apparent that this couple is here to stay and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Watching her fill the role as mom, wife, and R&B star would make for an amazing storyline.

Joumana Kidd

Now, we know that the whole point in airing a show called “Basketball Wives” should be to follow the lives of women who are actually married to NBA players; however, we would be willing to make an exception for the ex-wife of New York Knicks player, Jason Kidd. Although she is no longer married to the point guard,  she maintains her ties to the court in her professional life as a sports journalist. Another lady whom we are sure has much to say.

Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander

So it may just be the inner-ratchet shining through with this one, but we would love to see the former “Flavor of Love” winner and also “I Love Money” winner return to reality television. No, she’s not a wife, but neither is Draya, nor was Bambi or Laura or… you get the point. She’s already acquainted with VH1 and her on-again-off-again relationship icon Shaquille O’neal doesn’t hurt either. We won’t hold our breath for this one though, Shaunie. We totally get the conflict of interest.

Lala Anthony

Yes, Lala already has a reality gig over at VH1 with her own show, “Lala’s Full Court Life,” but we would love to see her in a setting where she interacts with other NBA wives as opposed to just her besties Kelly Rowland, Po and Dice. She and hubby Carmelo Anthony seem to have what it takes to withstand the tests that come with NBA matrimony and their family is absolutely beautiful.  She would certainly add a certain level of class and grace to the cast.

Jazmine Denise is a freelance writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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