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Many women dream of being the wife or girlfriend of a basketball superstar, but the ladies in the hit reality television show Basketball Wives prove that such a relationship is not a simple one to maintain as they expose their lives on national television. Reality television is beginning to take over many networks as the shows are becoming highly interesting, dramatic, exciting and very real life. But, how real is reality TV? The show exposes these women to their abilities to scheme against one another and cause conflict due to lack of self-esteem and confidence and who can forget jealousy.

In previous seasons the ladies brought the drama, the fighting, bulling and name calling, but some have been ordered not to discuss their relationships on TV to protect the reputation of NBA superstar. As a result it seems that cast members Jennifer Williams, Kesha Nichols and Royce Reed are being replaced on the show due to altercations and lack of information provided or discussed about their Wife status due to legal bindings. However, when one thinks of ladies, one does not picture fighting, yelling, screaming and bullying. Most of these women have children yet act like children themselves.

With current news of domestic violence assault on cast member Evelyn Lozada brought on by her 41 days husband Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) one cannot help but wonder will she speak about the incident on air? As the show prepares to shoot for a new season, it is inevitable that these women will be back with more drama than ever before. Due to their violent behavior exposed on television, people question the validity of their truth, but reality is reality and no person should be violent towards another. Yet, the ladies continue violence against each other on the show, but is the violence real or simply for ratings and character building.

Whether the public loves the show or hates the show, they continue to watch as it is pure entertainment. Besides everyone likes a bit of drama in their life, so instead of creating their own, they choose to watch it on television brought on by the lovely Basketball Wives. Reality television has become the height of entertainment. Although people speak poorly about the character they continue watching and bringing attention and publicity to the show because these ladies simply give the public something to talk about. The show can become a guilty pleasure, so certainly one should watch the show and create a mindset of their own about these women and their stories.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on VH1
5 Seasons, 72 Episodes
August 29, 2011
Reality, Sports
Cast: Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo
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Basketball Wives: LA Full Episode Guide

  • Tami and Duffey get together for the first time since their rooftop struggle; Jackie tries to defend her actions; and Angel Love and Brandi duel. Later, Shaunie makes an announcement about her romantic future.

  • In the season 5 finale, Jackie has to decide whether Tami or Duffey is allowed to remain on the trip following their altercation; and pregnancy-test results could alter everything for Tami. Later, Doug surprises Jackie with a perfect wedding in Portugal.

  • The gals explore Portugal and want to relax, but Tami and Duffey's bad feelings have everyone on edge. Later, Jackie worries about the worst when she can't get a hold of Doug; and Tami finally approaches Duffey in a dramatic confrontation.

  • As the ladies get ready for their trip to Portugal, Malaysia attempts to establish peace between Tami and Duffey. Soon after her arrival, Duffey has second thoughts about her decision to come on the trip.

  • Malaysia is pushed to her limits when Jackie requests that she be by her side during a very personal weight loss procedure. Duffey apologizes to Tami’s daughter Jazz in an effort to make things right with Tami after their argument. Doug takes Jackie on a romantic date and reveals a huge surprise.

  • Jackie asks Malaysia to accompany her on the day of her weight-loss procedure. Later, Duffey apologizes to Tami's daughter; and Doug takes Jackie on a date, where he reveals a surprise.

  • Tami fires Duffey from her daughter's music video. Angel Brinks and Angel Love argue with Jackie after her nasty breakdown at Angel Brinks's anniversary party. Tami is desperate to finish her daughter's music video in time for the release party.

  • Jackie's violent actions at Angel Brinks' anniversary celebration stirs up tension between her and the Angels. Later, Brandi and Duffey prepare a Dallas-themed barbecue; and Tami approaches Duffey about her daughter's music video.

  • Angel Brinks puts on a star-studded anniversary celebration for her clothing line. Later, Tami and Reggie consult a fertility doctor; and Jackie seeks wisdom from an energy healer.

  • Angel Brinks organizes an anniversary celebration for her clothing line, but chaos begins when Jackie becomes involved. Later, Tami and Duffey attempt to work together on Jazz's music video; and Jackie's devastated after she finds out Doug's moving for a coaching job.

  • Angel Love begins a dispute with Malaysia, Brandi and Duffey during a vacation to Big Bear Lake. Later, Duffey volunteers to direct a music video for Tami's daughter; and Jackie's attempt to arbitrate Duffey and Angel Love's argument only makes matters worse.

  • Malaysia invites the gals on a peacemaking journey to Big Bear Lake. Later, Shaunie and Brandi make amends; and Angel Brinks gets mad after her relationship with her child's dad is disputed.

  • Angel Brinks' launch celebration carries on as tensions rise. Later, Duffey developes respect for Malaysia when she shows up in sweatpants to defend Brandi; and Jackie persuades Shaunie and Brandi to meet each other.

  • Brandi justifies Malaysia's behavior to "sister" Duffey. Malaysia and Angel Brinks attempt to reconcile. Angel Brinks holds a launch party for her clothing line, but drama between Brandi and Angel Love could ruin the event.

  • Brandi hosts a celebration to welcome Duffey to Los Angeles. Later, Brandi's ex comes back from China with hopes of rekindling their romance; and Jackie surprises Doug with a new condo.

  • In the season 5 premier, Doug gets a new job offer; Brandi is uneasy about going back to L.A. after her fight with Shaunie; tension continues between Angel and Malaysia; and a reunited Tami and Reggie consider having a baby.

  • Mehgan reveals something she found online to the ladies and they are surprised; Tami and Brandi fight over Draya; and Shaunie and Brandi get together again.

  • In the season finale, Mahgan and Angel's fight reaches new heights; Tami and Shaunie are challenged by Brandi and Malaysia; and Brandi puts herself in danger when she uses the wrong words.

  • Angel attempts to make herself look better; Jackie and Malaysia try to fix their friendship; Mehgan and Angel can't get along.

  • Malaysia kicks Jackie out of her bedding-line launch party because of her underhanded comments. Shaunie invites the girls to the launch of her son's clothing line and hopes to bring some resolve to the group now that Draya is gone.

  • When Draya lets her mouth run, she jeopardizes her friendships. Brandi and husband Jason try to reconcile their differences in couples therapy, but have Jason's actions caused too much damage to Brandi's heart?

  • Brandi and Mehgan connect over their hatred of crazy Jackie, and Mehgan seeks revenge for getting spit on.

  • Mehgan questions Jackie's loyalty. Patrice discusses the challenges of having a mixed family and her hopes of adopting her husband's son.

  • It's time for a weekend away in Santa Barbara and at a pre-party lunch, Jackie lets loose with every drink she can get her hands on. Draya gets the side eye when she introduces her "real" friend, Angel, to the group.

  • Mehgan finds out what Draya is saying behind her back.

  • Malaysia meets with Jackie to discuss their issues.

  • Draya pushes an emotionally ravaged Malaysia to her breaking point and tension erupts between the besties.

  • In the fourth season premiere, Jackie is determined to find a way back into the group's good graces. At Draya's 1st ever fashion show, new girl Mehgan introduces herself; but Draya, Brandi and Malaysia are skeptical since they know she's friends with Jackie.

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