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Basketball Wives

Basketball Wives
Genre Reality
Created by Shaunie O'Neal
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 61
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 44 minutes
Production companies Shed Media
Original channel VH1
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run April 11, 2010 (2010-04-11) – present
Followed by Basketball Wives LA
Related shows Ev and Ocho
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Basketball Wives is an American reality television series that premiered April 11, 2010 on VH1.[1] It chronicles the lives of a group of women who have all been somehow romantically linked to professional basketball players. Despite "Wives" in the title, some of the women aren't married. The show is filmed in Miami, Florida, and beginning with season four, partially in New York City.

The show premiered alongside the new series Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business and What Chilli Wants averaging a 1.0 in the 18-49 demo, reaching 1.6 million total viewers.[2] The Season 2 finale bought in 2.28 million viewers,[3] with the third season premiere attracting 1.82 million viewers.[4] The fifth season debut acquired 2.39 million viewers.[5]

Basketball Wives spawned a Los Angeles-based spinoff, Basketball Wives LA, that premiered in 2011, featuring former cast member Gloria Govan.[6] Ev and Ocho was to be the second spinoff to Basketball Wives but never aired due to Chad Johnson being arrested in August 2012 on a domestic violence charge for assaulting Evelyn Lozada.[7]


Basketball Wives debuted on April 11, 2010, with thirty minute episodes. The second season premiered on December 12, 2010, with expanded sixty minute episode and features new cast member, Tami Roman.[8] Season 3 made its debut on May 30, 2011, with new cast member, Meeka Claxton.[9] The fourth season premiered on February 20, 2012, with two new cast members, Kenya Bell and Kesha Nichols and the departure of Claxton.[10] The fifth season premiered on August 19, 2013, with Tasha Mabury joining the cast.[11]


As of season 5



  • Eric Williams (Seasons 1-3)
  • Ashley Walker (Seasons 2-3)
  • Kim Russell (Season 2)
  • Juli Richmond (Season 2)
  • Nia Crooks (Seasons 1 and 4)
  • Kenya Bell (Main: Season 4, Recurring: Season 5), wife of Charlie Bell


Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale Reunion
1 9 April 11, 2010 May 30, 2010 June 20, 2010
2 13 December 12, 2010 March 6, 2011 March 13, 2011
March 14, 2011
3 12 May 30, 2011 August 8, 2011 August 15, 2011
August 22, 2011
4 17 February 20, 2012 May 28, 2012 June 4, 2012
June 11, 2012
5 10[12] August 19, 2013[11] October 21, 2013[12] N/A


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