On August 29th Vh1 will begin airing the newest chapter in the Basketball Boos and Baby Mamma’s Wives saga.
Look for lots of drama to unfold as these ladies hit the streets of L.A. and air out all of their bees-knees.
Check the cast below…
GLORIA GOVAN – fiancée of LA’s Matt Barnes, Gloria may be fairly new to the West Coast, but not to viewers of Basketball Wives. After relocating to Los Angeles and surviving Barnes’ first season playing for the most recognizable team in the world, she’s keeping busy both as a mom to her twins and taking on a new challenge: easing into the Southern California lifestyle. LAURA GOVAN – sister to Gloria Govan, Laura may be rebuilding her life with just her kids and brand new baby to keep her company, but she’s never alone as Govan family ties run strong. Like her sister, Laura has no trouble speaking her mind or sticking up for family when things get rough. KIMSHA ARTEST – self-described ‘partner’ of Ron Artest and mother of three, Kimsha is proud of her New York (Jamaica, Queens) roots and not a fan of living in Los Angeles. After seventeen years with Artest, she’s rolled with the punches when it comes to the basketball lifestyle. Kimsha refuses to resign herself to the LA “party” lifestyle, also shying away from the bling. IMANI SHOWALTER – ex-fiancée to player Stephen Jackson and mother of three, Imani has fought hard against being stigmatized since parting ways with her famous ex and isn’t shy to confess that she hasn’t dated since. A former singer with a New York girl group, Imani says she’s in the process of “rediscovering what makes me happy again… I want to find my passion and that’s where I want to go.” MALAYSIA PARGO – wife of Chicago’s Jannero Pargo, Malaysia grew up in Compton, California before meeting her husband at 22. On being a basketball wife, she confesses that she always has her guard up and that one has to be a strong individual in order to live this lifestyle because it will “swallow you up and spit you out.” JACKIE CHRISTIE – wife of retired player Doug Christie, Jackie claims to have the strongest marriage in basketball, and it shows: she and Doug renew their vows every year! Bulldozed in the press for being overbearing and controlling in her relationship, she’s not one to hold her tongue, even with other players’ wives. She loves the spotlight and seems unfazed by her reputation as a polarizing figure in the world of basketball wives. DRAYA MICHELE – Draya is an alleged former stripper, and currently a “model” and aspiring actress in Los Angeles with several music videos and magazine covers to her credit. A controversial beauty with a history of dating Chris Brown and ball players, the funny and engaging Draya says “I have a million haters. I open the list of haters and it rolls across the floor.”
Jalen Rose has been sentenced to 20 days in jail after being charged with DUI back in March. Jalen and a female passenger were driving on an icy road when he wrecked his vehicle. When cops arrived, the gave him several sobriety tests and then arrested him for DUI.
After serving his 20 days, Jalen will also be on probation for 1 year.
Former NBA player and University of Michigan stand out power forward Robert “Tractor” Traylor was found dead in his home earlier today.
At the time of his death Traylor was living in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico and playing ball for the Bayamón Cowboys of Puerto Rico.
Early reports are speculating that Traylor died of a massive heart attack.
Traylor was a star at the University of Michigan and was drafted in 1998 by the Dallas Mavericks, he was then traded to the Milwaukee Bucks and eventually went on to play for the Nets and the Cavaliers.
So I guess the rumors are true..Phil Jackson is actually planning on retiring at the end of this year’s NBA season. Now even though I am in no way a Lakes fan, Phil is my favorite coach of all time, and I think it’s gonna be a sad day when he decides to leave the game.
Lakers star Kobe Bryant seems to already be getting ready for the Zen Master’s retirement because he says that he wants former Laker guard Brian Shaw to be the heir to the purple and yellow throne.
In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Kobe said that “I feel all of the players believe in coach B-Shaw,” Bryant said during a Friday morning shootaround. “We have such a rapport with him. He’s been with us for such a long time. We all have a bit of a bias towards him.
We all know that Kobe pretty much owns L.A. so whatever he says goes, but it will be interesting to see if Lakers owner Jerry Buss will listen to Kobe’s advice.
In honor of MLK day yesterday, the Clippers rookie sensation Blake Griffin threw up a cool 47 points against the Indiana Pacers. Watch the video and see all of Blake’s points as he dissects the Pacers defense.
Sources say a three team deal is in the works that will send the Denver Nuggets Carmelo Anthony to the Eastern Conference’s New Jersey Nets. The deal which will include at least 15 players will see Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups heading to New Jersey with Melo. The deal is currently shaping up, and would be completed this week if all goes according to plan.
The Nets will acquire Anthony, Billups and Hamilton; Denver will pick up Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, Anthony Morrow and at least two first-round picks; and Detroit will acquire Troy Murphy and Johan Petro.
The teams are still working out details of the trade. One of which being a contract extension that New Jersey is requiring Carmelo to sign before the deal goes through.
According to the Associated Press, the 20 year old son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel caught a body recently and dumped it near a lake. The paper reports that Nickey Van Excel claims to have mistakenly shot a long time friend while the two were playing around with a shotgun.
The 20-year-old son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel has been charged with capital murder in the death of a close friend, Dallas police announced Thursday.
Nickey Maxwell Van Exel was arrested Wednesday night and jailed on $1 million bond in the death of Bradley Bassey Eyo, 23. Police said Eyo was found on Sunday with a gunshot wound to his upper body near Lake Ray Hubbard, on the outskirts of Dallas.
Authorities later determined that Eyo was killed at a home in the Dallas suburb of Garland and that his body was dumped near the lake, police said.
Paul Johnson, the younger Van Exel’s attorney, told The Associated Press that his client told police he shot Eyo, a longtime friend and neighbor, while the two were engaged in “horseplay” with a shotgun. He said Van Exel didn’t know the gun, which belonged to his stepfather, was loaded.
After the shooting, Van Exel “panicked” and moved the body, Johnson said. Van Exel also tossed the gun in a creek, and it has yet to be found, he said.
“It’s a real sad situation,” Johnson said. “Emotions are running high, and, obviously, we recognize that some very bad decisions were made on how he responded.”
Johnson said he was contacted by Van Exel’s family on Tuesday and immediately started working with authorities. The younger Van Exel has not yet appeared in court or entered a plea.
The elder Van Exel played for the Dallas Mavericks from 2001 to 2003 as part of an NBA career that spanned 13 seasons and six teams. He is now working as player development instructor for the Atlanta Hawks, a job he began in September.
A call to the Hawks’ media relations department by the AP wasn’t returned. In a statement, the team said its thoughts were with the Van Exel family.
Johnson said he spoke to the elder Van Exel and that he and others who knew Eyo were deeply saddened.
“Bradley was like part of the family,” Johnson said.