Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  22 responses

Are the Miami Heat Against ‘Basketball Wives’?

According to a cast member of the ridiculous show, the Heat have banned their players and the wives from appearing on it: “LM: ‘We’ve always heard rumors about: the infidelity, the groupies and the drama that goes on behind the scenes. Do you think that the NBA and the players are upset that you ladies are shedding light on the reality of what goes on behind closed doors?’ SK: ‘Not just the players but the whole entire NBA HATES this show. People always say why is this show called Basketball Wives when most of you aren’t even wives. But I’m going to tell you the truth, if all of us were wives the “men” would not let us do the show. Jen is married and her husband’s not happy about the show. Shaunie, of course is getting a divorce and Matt Barnes is livid about the whole thing! I really don’t know why he even signed on if he was going to be pissed about it. But yeah, it’s bad. The NBA hates it. I heard that the Miami Heat has put restrictions on the players and their wives: they are not allowed to do it. The wives are not allowed to be apart of the show at ALL. And I personally think that the entire NBA may put restrictions on any wife, girlfriend or player from being apart of the show. You know obviously, if the players are not allowed to do it, then they are NOT going to allow their women to do it.’ I reached out to Miami Heat assistant director of sports media relations Michael Lissack to confirm the restrictions and he stated: ‘I’m not going to make a comment on anything about that show“’

(h/t SbB)

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  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    The NBA won’t have to worry, this show is going to get canceled very soon….

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I’ve only seen snippets, but it seems pretty silly and classless. I know I’m from a different generation, but I’d like to believe I’m pretty open about a lot of things. But I really just don’t get the fascination with reality TV, in any of its forms. The drama seems staged and I can’t see why anyone would want to put their sh*t out there like that. SMH

  • DP

    Well, with all the recent stuff going on in D-Wade’s life, you can’t say that the Heat are slowly trying to woo him over with stuff like this (in my opinion a least).

  • sean

    I don’t understand how the NBA can bann a wife or girlfriend from doing the show. They don’t work for the NBA and their names arent on the players contract. Seems like someone is scared of the truth and what really goes on outside of the basketball court.

  • BostonBaller

    I agree w/ Cheryl but we all know it boils down to money and lots of it. Marriage is supposed to be sacred and special. If these p[layers viewed marriage as such then they wouldn’t have to worry about any dirt leaking out. Game 5 C’s vs Cavs, lets get it on!!!

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Considering that their star has been accused of everything under the sun and their second in command just did a stint in rehab, is it that shocking that Riles won’t let his players near this PR nightmare? Sheeeeeeeeit, you’ll see Kobe & Bron on there before a Heat player…..

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    @sean, not for Shaq’s ex, Shaunie, she actually signed a confidentiality agreement. So she would not be able to.

  • kwame

    show sucks…

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    niQ: Clearly that wasn’t exactly true, or else the show would be off the air by now

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Well it’s only for Shaunie. Read about it in an older post about this topic. Don’t know if it’s 100% true but was just going by the last thing that was posted. http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/04/shaq-doesnt-want-his-name-in-basketball-wives/

  • Patricia Bearden

    The Basketball Wives reality show is horrible. I can’t even believe that they could complain about anything if they are so mindless that they can’t find some wonderful things to do with their time and their husband’s money…shame on them. They are so self centered and plastic. The only one on there with any depth is Gloria, Matt Barnes fiancee’.

    I put an message on Jermaine O’Neal’s fb pleading with him to ask his wife not to be on that show. We have all heard about where Jermaine and Udonis come from and I don’t think they would want anyone to think they married someone who was this surface and empty. Usually those who have come up with little make something productive out of their lives.

    I hate the show.

  • Yesse

    Hahahaha, the hating on this reality show is so funny.

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  • Clipperfan

    I’m glad! Every team needs to ban their player from doing the show ASAP!!

    The show is a JOKE! A bunch of groupies trying to prove they’re independent and aren’t worthless. The only problem is the are worthless and they’re afforded this opportunity because of their connection to the players. Just look at the title, “Basketball Wives.” First word: basketball. Even the producers put the wives in their place.

  • NBA = JOKE

    smh @ The NBA……EPIC FAIL, Just Pathetic.
    Serves them and their egotistical players right.

    ***”Basketball Wives” has gotten better feedback than expected!

  • riggs

    @ NBA=JOKE: why the eff are u on this website?

  • Sparker

    think it’s based on a uk show called “soccer wives.” and never underestimate that number of attractive, wealthy women (and not so wealthy women) who believe, with the right break, that they could be actresses. they do it because they believe they’ll get exposure. and they’re right… though not in the way they expect

  • http://twincityslim@yahoo.com Jahi

    When I think of this show, I think of a group of miserable women coming together to make happy people miserable for 15 minutes of fame. The title of the show is a oxymoron in itself. Misery loves company, and their are better things to do with your time than bringing down people with good relationships.

    Ironically, Royce is the realest chick on the show, as she is a groupie and enjoys throwing that thing. The rest of these broads are bougie, and demanding a lot while offering very little.

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    The funniest part of this Basketball Wives show is that Eric William’s ex wife got more recognition for being Eric William’s ex wife than Eric Williams gets for being Eric Williams.

  • Liberty City

    these h*es are like the average b**ch they just got a break so they were groupies @ first

  • venelatin

    They dont behave like high school girls!! , I have never behaved like that so didnt my classmates…these women behave like delinquents(Evelyn & Tami) to say the least. Their Bully ways approved by Shaunie is unacceptable, to profit from bad behaviour is degrading and Shaunie should known better than to plan those fights and then looked like she has nothing to do with it,,,everybody knows Shaunie is the creator and the producer of that awful show and season after season is worse and worst…she knows what is going on…that stupid face she pust just insults women intelligence one more time.
    Shaunie, Evelyn, Tami and Suzie are te lowest grade of women kind there is