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.

Shaunie came in right behind for the shady co-sign too:



  • MeaganJ

    I thought it was hilarious Gloria felt the only reason there was a “Basketball Wives: LA” was because of her and her sister. I forget most times she is even on this show since her storyline is non-existent. I was talking about the first part of the reunion show with my co-worker from DISH, and we both thought Gloria’s foundation was on the “ghostly” side and her dark lipstick did not help. I can’t wait for part two of the reunion to air, but unfortunately I will miss it. I have my DISH Hopper set to record it, but because I am bad with setting weekly timers I had it set to record the season and this includes the reunion episodes. There is over 400 hours of HD DVR room so I can record this show and my other favorite shows that air the same night. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the reunion unfolds.

  • Bosslady

    If Gloria is the reason why Basketball Wives LA exist why I don’t see her name in the rolling credits as executive producer! Also that bitch part is so boring that’s why they had to bring Brandy and Bambi on the show! Gloria and her sister Laura are some played out gold digging groupies from Oakland everybody from Oakland knows it them bitches is dick sucking hoes for a living….. Get real careers Bitches…

  • Seattle

    To Gloria and Laura: Your parents, your children, and your men must be so very proud of you and how you hold yourselves. If I were your men, I would run; if I was your daughter I would hate you, if I were your parents I would be crying and so embarrassed of how you turned out. You both are truly mean spirited women and have evil intentions. You can dress all pretty in your jewels and expensive clothes with your hair and makeup all done, you can have all the money in the world….. but YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO HIDE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE TRULY NOT NICE PEOPLE.

  • NEECH

    Gloria is a joke….couple years ago she looked like a run down trailer trash spic. Now she comes to LA and now she’s hood, talking like she runs the show and town? Gloria …don’t get it twisted, ur a joke and the most fake individual in LA!! Can’t wait til the run ur ass out of this town too!! LMAO

  • Hannah

    Ugh burn them all at the stake

  • Shon

    Evidently people need to know the difference between what created and reason mean. Gloria did not say she created Basketball Wives LA. However, yes she is the reason their is a Basketball Wives LA. After Matt got traded to the Lakers, they moved out to LA. So had she not of moved out there, would Shaunie had actually added a spin off to the show. No she would not have.

    • scornia

      There are other basketball players in LA besides Matt Barnes…LA has two teams BTW…