Next week is the last episode of Vh1's drama filled show Basketball Wives, and I must admit I want more. Well, Vh1 is giving us more, but not from the Miami chicks. On August 29th, the new series Basketball Wives L.A. will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Personally, I can't WAIT to see GloVan (Gloria Govan) back on my t.v. screen.
Check MORE DISH to read about GloVan and the rest of the L.A. cast!
GLORIA GOVAN - We all remember Gloria Govan from Seasons 1 and 2 of BBW Miami, she is the fiance' of Lakers player Matt Barnes. I like Gloria and respect the fact that she didn't throw her sister under the bus just to be in "the circle." Gloria ALWAYS holds her own and I love that about her. She is new to the West Coast, she and Matt relocated to L.A., and they just made it through his first season with the Lakers. Let's see how she gets along with this cast.
LAURA GOVAN -
Laurence Laura is Gloria's sister and the ex-fiance' of Gilbert Arenas. She's a mother and is recently single. You might also remember that Shaunie accused Laura having an affair with Shaq, leading to his and Shaunie's divorce. According to Vh1, Laura has no trouble speaking her mind or sticking up for family when things get rough.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
DRAYA MICHELE – Draya is 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 players, the funny and engaging Draya says “I have a million haters. I open the list of haters and it rolls across the floor.” No word yet if any of the new LA wives make that list.
This should be GOOD!! Especially since GloVan has her sister on the show with her now. I'm sure Shaunie was a smidge upset about that. Anywho, will you be watching and which of the cast mates do you think you'll like best/least?