Last week, Shaunie O’neal, the so-called brainchild behind the “Basketball Wives” Miami and Los Angeles reality shows, hinted that she might be firing everyone on the LA cast considering their ratings are in the toilet. When a follower asked her to cancel the show on Twitter, Shaunie retorted with “how about a complete makeover?” i.e. getting rid of all those boring brawds and bringing in some new ladies so she could still get a paycheck.
Never one to hold her tongue, when Laura Govan heard that news she didn’t immediately trip — at least at the idea of bringing in some new faces. But what she does have a problem is Shaunie acting like she’s running things.
“I might say that I would agree with her,” Laura told Sister 2 Sister about the potential revamp. “A makeover is needed, but I don’t know to what extent.”
About that shade though?
“If you gonna have your name stamped on something, you should definitely support it,” Laura added criticizing Shaunie’s response to her follower.
What’s worse is Laura says Shaunie is taking credit for something she doesn’t even have anything to do with, claiming “Basketball Wives LA” was actually her sister Gloria’s idea, saying:
“Shaunie has nothing to do with ‘BBWLA.’”
Getting back to that makeover idea though, Laura did have one suggestion for which direction the show should go in, should everyone get the axe.
“If it’s ‘Basketball Wives,’ then let’s hold this title,” she said. “At least have some basketball affiliation. At least keep it in the group, just have an affiliation. I’ve been with my guy 12 years, regardless of marriage or not. I’ve paid my dues. Give me some people who have paid their dues.”
“At the end of the day, the title is called ‘Basketball Wives,’ at least play basketball. Let’s not just have the groupies. Get that for another show. That could be the jump-off show.”
Says the woman who’s “guy” had a gag order against her for the entire first season of the show and maybe just got Gilbert Arenas to put a ring on it. Ohhh-taaay.