Tami Roman Promises the Basketball Wives Have Changed

A leopard can’t change its spots, but do you believe a basketball wife can’t change her feathers? That’s what Tami Roman would have you believe.

In an interview with CocoaFab, Tami said that this season of “Basketball Wives” would “surprise” viewers since there’s less drama and is more family oriented.

“People are really going to be surprised at the approach we’re going to take this season because it’s more family oriented, not as much drama,” Roman tells CocoaFab exclusively.

After months of mounting pressure to improve the quality of the show and to stop instigating physical altercations, executive producer Shaunie O’Neal has decided to listen to the critics.

“What you’ve seen in past seasons was real, but that’s not how our lives are 98% of the time. We’re excited to show you more than just the drama,” says Roman, who is also working on a scripted show for TVOne entitled “Belle’s” alongside Elise Neal about a well-to-do black family that runs a restaurant named Belle’s.

“I’m a busy mom and I have a new show coming out and I’m focused on that,” she insists. “I’m really a loving person and you’ll see that on season five.”

With Royce Reed, Jennifer Williams and Kesha Nichols getting the boot, coupled with this softer side of the wolf pack, it sounds like BBW is headed for a ratings cliff. But hey, we’ll have to wait and see.

SIDENOTE: If Tami is really turning over a new leaf, why is she hanging out with ratchet and rowdy people like “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Karlie Redd?

The two met up at the VH1 Divas event and followed up their encounter with warm and friendly tweets.

Maybe Tami’s trying to jump ship to join the LHHA crew?