Although feisty “Basketball Wives L.A.” star, Malaysia Pargo, began the season opener with a full-out brawl against fellow cast mate Laura Govan, she gained the viewers’ respect by maintaining a level head during the remainder of the show.
“As a lady, I think you’re never supposed to fight in public or just fight, period,” said Malaysia in a recent interview with VH1 after the reunion special.
Malaysia regrets the infamous fight that escalated on the first episode, and now calls Laura a “favorite” out of the group. Even though she likes Laura and Draya Michele the most, Malaysia is not quick to use the word “friend” for just anybody. She wouldn’t consider any of her cast mates friends, even if they are cool. It takes more than a season of craziness with ups and downs to become her friend.
“Friend is someone you will be with forever and they’re like a sister to you and you don’t have to second guess their motives, and I felt like with the girls, I had to second-guess their motives,” she said.
Between Malaysia and the rest of the cast, the season seemed to be full of second-guessing and suspicion. The consensus from most of the group—minus one—was that Jackie Christie was the sole problem this whole season because of lying.
Initially, Malaysia believed she would click with Jackie the most since they have similar lifestyles, but she was surprised by the self-proclaimed First Lady of the NBA. Although, they both are married to supportive husbands and focused on their own business opportunities, Malaysia didn’t feel Jackie was true to herself.
However, Malaysia isn’t spending time dwelling on the drama that unfolded on the series. She’s too busy promoting other projects.
In November, she launched her jewelry line for kids called Three Beats. This business venture strays away from her former “career” as a video vixen. She is now happily married to Chicago Bulls player, Jannero Pargo, with three children, and the upgrade in her profession makes Malaysia very relatable to viewers.
Those fans will have to wait to see if there will be a season 2 of “Basketball Wives: LA” and whether Malaysia will be a part of it. Maybe by then she will consider one or two members of the cast a friend.