Shaunie O’Neal Sets the Record Straight About Kimsha!
What is your connection to BBW-L.A.?
It is completely business wise. Because it is a part of the Basketball Wives franchise, I absolutely want it to be successful, and it is successful.
What can we expect from this new season of BBW-Miami?
We are going to be in different locations this season. We’re trying something new. We’re going to spend about six weeks in New York and film there for a while. We’re going to go to Miami, and I think we’re going to try and spend a few weeks here in LA.
Why is that?
Tami moved to L.A., I live in L.A., Evelyn’s daughter recently moved to LA to go to school, and Suzie has family in LA. So the connection to L.A. is very strong. My life is in L.A. I travel all the way to Miami to film Basketball Wives; none of my family is there. My friends are the show; I’m going there to see them. This next season we hope to shoot in L.A. and you’ll get more of my life, kids, boyfriend, and parents.
Would there ever be an intermixing between the L.A. and Miami cast?
I doubt it. No.
Are there any more extravagant international trips planned for the Miami crew?
Yes, well we are going to go somewhere fabulous. We don’t know where yet, but that’s always a highlight. We’re going to pick somewhere super duper fabulous that we wouldn’t do by ourselves. We have three locations that we’re deciding on in our pre-production meetings. So I have a few ideas that I want to try and encourage the girls to see if they want to go.
What would you change, if anything about BBW-Miami?
I would have liked to seen different situations handled better. I would have liked nobody to put their hands on each other. It’s natural to disagree and have an argument though. I would like to see everybody’s philanthropic events showed, too. They’ve been filmed but they’re overlooked and overpowered by the drama, because you know people like the drama. I’m pushing that for season four.