I’m not sure if you were waiting around for it. If you were, we’re very sorry to disappoint you, but it looks like a Basketball Wives reunion show won’t be happening this season.
According to TMZ, as producers were getting everything together for the taping, they came to a pretty major fork in the road. One of the show’s leading cast members, Evelyn Lozada, reportedly pulled out and refused to film. Sources close to the situation say that Ev decided to skip the reunion because she was sick of talking about her domestic violence incident and divorce from ex-husband, Chad Ochocinco, and she knew that the scandal would be one of the major topics of the reunion. The source went on to say that since the show’s remaining cast members like Tami, Suzie, Tasha and Shaunie didn’t have much to talk about, producers felt it would be a waste of time and money to film the hour-long special. As a result they reportedly canceled it and decided not to reschedule. We certainly can’t blame them. Who wants to watch a show about nothing?
Anyway, the insider added that Evelyn is ready to move beyond the cattiness of Basketball Wives and get on with her life. It looks like she may have been right about carrying the show. If you recall, back in September Evelyn boasted that she was definitely ready for her own reality show because she pretty much carried Basketball Wives herself.
“I know I can carry my own show, pretty much carried this one,” she said.
Though many found her statement to be a little arrogant and borderline obnoxious, maybe she’s on to something. I mean, it’s not everyday that an entire reunion show gets canceled because one cast member decided to pull out. But then again, Basketball Wives was pretty much on its last leg anyway. VH1 has yet to officially confirm these reports, but chances are that if the show was happening, VH1 would have aired promo videos for it by now.
Were you kind of looking forward to the Basketball Wives reunion show or did it not make a difference to you either way?