Gloria Govan: I’m the Reason “Basketball Wives L.A.” Exists; Shaunie O’Neal: Girl, Please!
On the first part of the “Basketball Wives L.A.” reunion, the recently married Gloria Govan was feeling quite comfortable perched on her throne. As she did battle with Bambi, Gloria kept repeating over and over again that none of these bitches could see her cause they were all there BECAUSE of her.
“Let’s not get shit twisted. I’m the reason why there’s a spinoff. Gloria came to L.A. with my sister and we started Basketball Wives L.A.,” Gloria said.
Now hold up, wait a minute.
YES, Gloria and Laura were the anchors for the first season of BBWLA, but let’s NOT get shit twisted.
Gloria was invited to the original “Basketball Wives” show because of the messy drama between show creator Shaunie O’Neal and her sister, Laura.
Laura was said to have been carrying on an affair with Shaunie’s ex-husband, Shaquille O’Neal. They couldn’t get Laura for the show at the time for various reasons, so they settled for her sister.
From the jump, Shaunie couldn’t stand Gloria and they basically CHASED HER ASS OUT OF MIAMI.
She did not leave on good terms with anyone. If her sister hadn’t been (allegedly) sleeping with Shaquille, she would’ve never been chosen for the original series in the first place.
Secondly, with the runaway success of the orignal BBW, a spinoff was pretty much guaranteed anyway. The idea of placing the BBW concept in another city was a no-brainer.
BBWLA would’ve worked just fine with or without Gloria and Laura there. The only ingredients needed to make the series work are generous dollops of ratchet and skank. Stir and then serve.
So Gloria needs to check herself before she wrecks herself. Yes, she was one of the O.G.s but she need not act like the show can’t run without her, cause it sure nuff can and will.
Now you know Shaunie O’Neal and Evelyn Lozada couldn’t stay quiet when they caught wind of Gloria’s wild claim and Miss Lozada was quick to shut that shit down.
— Evelyn Lozada (@EvelynLozada) December 11, 2012
Shaunie came in right behind for the shady co-sign too:
— Shaunie O’Neal (@ShaunieONeal) December 11, 2012