Basketball Wives Season 4: Meet the Cast of VH1's Drama-Happy Show

Ryan KlockeFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2012

Basketball Wives Season 4: Meet the Cast of VH1's Drama-Happy Show

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    Show's don't make it to four seasons unless we watch. And apparently with Basketball Wives, we can't turn away.

    They fight...and fight...and fight, and sometimes get drinks thrown in their faces, too. And we watch.

    We "like" their Facebook page 720,000 times. We move the Nielsen needle enough for this VH1 franchise to keep coming back, in one-hour form on Monday nights. 

    Think of all the shows that have flopped over the years, shows you liked that didn't last one season—let alone four.

    They're apparently doing something right here, something that didn't work with the series' Baseball Wives counterpart. That show was all Anna Benson, who hasn't been relevant since our modems said 56k on the side. 

    These "Wives" have it, and they'll be bringing the drama back. Hey, even if it's not your thing, you can't argue that it's better than some of the regular-season NBA going on right now. 

Shaunie O'Neal

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    NBA WAG Connection: Ex-wife of basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal. 

    Time on show: All four seasons.

    VH1's Scouting Report: "Shaunie's goal with her series was to shed light on the complex lives of the women who stand beside these larger-than-life professional athletes and to show that it's not all glitz and glamour ... [She] is Queen Bee to the rest of the wives, who swarm to her for advice and guidance."

    Tabloid fodder: She admitted to the press that she was embarrassed by the cast's behavior. 

Evelyn Lozada

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    NBA WAG Connection: Ex-fiancee of Antione Walker. (Currently engaged to NFL wideout Chad Ochocinco.) 

    Time on show: All four seasons

    VH1's Scouting Report: "She is highly regarded as a fashionista and style trendsetter ... Evelyn was photographed not just because of ex-fiance's game, but because of her own impressive 'shoe game.'"

    Tabloid fodder: With her nuptials around the corner, Chad has decided to change his name back to Johnson. 

Royce Reed

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    NBA WAG Connection: Father of Dwight Howard's son. 

    Time on show: All four seasons.

    VH1's Scouting Report: "She is a firecracker, a strong-minded, driven woman who is no stranger to confrontation. While she's a sweetheart most of the time, Royce can turn it on in a hot second and rarely bites her tongue."

    Tabloid Fodder: Her and Howard have engaged in a public spat over money that has gotten ugly. 

Suzie Ketcham

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    NBA WAG Connection: Ex-girlfriend of NBA bust Michael Olowokondi.

    Time on show: All four seasons.

    VH1's Scouting Report: "Suzie knows the ins and outs of the 'game' and is extremely protective and loyal to her friends. If she senses that one of her ladies is being attacked, she'll be the first girl on the scene ready to have their back."

    Tabloid Fodder: Suzie originally walked from the show before deciding she'd come back. 

Jennifer Williams

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    NBA WAG Connection: Ex-wife of Eric Williams.

    Time on show: All four seasons.

    VH1's Scouting Report: "Her mercurial relationship with hubby Eric shows the unique challenges and hard work it takes to be the wife of a professional basketball player." (She was the one who had the drink in her face.)

    Tabloid Fodder: TMZ was all over a house-key beef (no joke) she had with a fellow "Wife's" assistant. 

Tami Roman

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    NBA WAG Connection: Ex-wife of Kenny Anderson.

    Time on show: Since season two.

    VH1's Scouting Report: "Currently, Tami has a string of acting credits under her belt and currently pays the bills with her day job as a financial executive."

    Tabloid Fodder: Reports say she recently let her 15-year-old daughter get tattooed. 

Kenya Bell

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    NBA WAG Connection: Separated from guard Charlie Bell. 

    Time on show: First season.

    VH1's Scouting Report: "Former Miss Michigan USA ... An instant lightning rod for controversy within the group, the opinionated Ms Bell adds plenty of drama to the new franchise."

    Tabloid Fodder:  Last May, she reportedly stabbed her then-husband Charlie Bell with a box cutter in front of their two young children in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan.

Kesha Nichols

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    NBA WAG Connection: Former fiancee of Richard Jefferson. (Yes, that one.)

    Time on show: First season.

    VH1's Scouting Report: "This new addition to the group may have grown up a country girl in North Carolina, but don't think she's too sweet to speak her mind now that she is in the bright lights of the big city."

    Tabloid Fodder: Yes, she really was dumped days before her wedding with an email. Ouch.