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“Basketball Wives” was the beginning of a reality TV show era that resulted in shows like “Love & Hip Hop,” “Gossip Game,” “Hollywood Exes” and more. Shaunie O’ Neal set out to portray the lives of the women court side the NBA players we watch everyday, and depict the women in a more accurate light.

It sometimes backfired as the ladies were involved in physical and verbal altercations that caused controversy and raised concern about the behavior of women. In a last chance attempt to revive the franchise, Shaunie, Executive Producer, cleaned house and these are the women who are left standing!


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Who’s Missing From “Basketball Wives” Season 5? [PHOTOS]  was originally published on