April 09, 2010
This Sunday night is the premiere of "Basketball Wives" on VH1. It stars Shaquille O'Neal's(notes) ex-wife, Matt Barnes'(notes) fianceé, and the former significant others of Antoine Walker(notes) and Michael Olowokandi(notes). Oh, and by the way, it looks crazy!
It's like "Real Housewives of the NBA," and based on that trailer alone, I'll be tuning in. I mean, how often are you going to have the chance that Michael Olowokandi and Antoine Walker show up on your television? Not too often, considering it's 2010.
It'll be interesting to see who actually shows up and what they're like. I remember seeing an episode of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" that had an appearance by Eric Snow(notes). He was outside shooting jumpers, and he kept missing and missing, and he was just shooting around by himself. It really hammered home what I already thought I knew about Eric Snow, namely that he can't shoot a lick.
And that's really the best thing about a show like this — we get to see just how NBA "stars" act away from the court. It's going to be bonkers. Watch it, then come back Monday and we can all meet up to talk about how surprising it is that Eric Williams(notes) has such a ballin' car.