Shaunie O’Neal embarrassed of ‘BBW’

    Shaunie O’Neal is ashamed at what her show "Basktball Wives" has become, and she’s not just talking about the Los Angeles spin-off.

    Shaunie has said many times that she’s not happy with how her show has turned out, but with the drama running at an all-time high, she thinks she’s created a monster.

    “When I started the show I really just wanted to follow this group of ladies around. We all have a common bond; we understand each other’s lives," She told FOX News. "It started as that. Since then, it’s taken on a life of its own."

    She added, “I never imagined it would be a group of ladies fighting and arguing that way that they do. That was never part of the plan.” What frustrates Shaunie the most is that fact that all the acting out is what gets people to tune in. She’s stated quite a few times that she would love for producers to put more balance on "Basketball Wives" by showing the cast in their calmer moments, like when Tami Roman advised Jennifer Williams to talk through her problem with Royce Reed.

    “I hate that it has to be a fight or an argument that gives us 4.2 million viewers. I hate that, but it’s something where I’m working as hard as I can to show some type of balance, because it is there," Shaunie explained. "We do know how to act, we do charity work. I would love a little more balance and we’re going to try to do more of that in season 4."

    Fans of the more action-packed moments on "Basketball Wives" shouldn’t worry that all the explosive incidents will be wiped from the show because Shaunie realizes their appeal. But she does want to show the ladies of her cast actually acting like ladies.

    “I know that people love the fighting and the arguing, but I do want to have some positive in there somewhere," said Shaunie, who revealed that the she feels the show has gotten so bad that she will not allow her children to watch the show. Truthfully, she’d like to give the show a makeover. “A change needs to be made somewhere in these reality shows. If I can be the start, I would to be a start in showing some balances."

    Speaking of change, she’d really like VH1 to consider its casting for the "Basketball Wives: L.A." spin-off. In her opinion, the network completely missed the mark when filling that roster. While Shaunie has said she’s all for women like Jackie Christie and Malaysia Pargo starring on "L.A.," she not so happy about some of the other cast members, whom she declined to mention by name.

    “I feel like that show, from what I hear in certain production calls and stuff like that, is turning into ‘I have slept with a basketball player at some point of time in my life, so now I’m on ‘Basketball Wives,’’" Shaunie said, trying her very best to put some distance between herself and the show. "That’s definitely not what I brought to the table and not what I would be proud of having my name on. I think that’s a whole different show that I wouldn’t produce.”

     

     

    — Sonya Eskridge

     

     

     

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