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Basketball Wives LA is Failing and I Know Why

Basketball Wives LA Season 1 was a success for VH1, pulling in 2 million viewers per episode. It was a hit so they signed the ladies for another go-round. Wells, season 2 started last month and it’s flopping, with less than half that number tuning in every week. And I know the ENTIRE reason why this is.

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Yes. This is the whole reason. Lemme ‘splain.

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When Basketball Wives LA was on originally, we were loving the antics of Laura Govan (who was Queen of not giving a damb about people’s feelings), Gloria Govan (and her boo drama with Matt Barnes), Jackie Christie (and her CRAZASS), Draya (the one who was bullied for most of the season), Malaysia Pargo (and her… niceness) and I forget who else (and I don’t feel like looking it up. womp). The ladies were full of drama and just acted a reg’lah fool every week and we were fine with it. It was amusing.

Then Love and Hip Hop Atlanta happened and we saw what REAL ratchetness looked like. Within the first three episodes, we had fights, abortions, infidelity and Joseline. It was epic foolishment that made BBWLA’s look like a day at DisneyLand.

We hated Joseline at first and then grew to love her. It bonded us over our shared disdain for Stevie J and his groupon peen. We cheered for Erica because we wanted more than Scrappy for her and side-eyed Mimi for having all the bark with no bite to go with it. We got our LIVES with Momma Dee and wondered why Buckeey thought she was relevant. Yes GAWD, I loved LHHATL and I watched it every week with my Twitfam. We had us a good time on Monday nights!

I’ve watched the first 3 episodes of this season’s BBWLA and I caught all of them as recordings on my DVR. I haven’t been pressed to watch them as they air because I really stopped giving a damb. This is me:

Dont Give A Fuck Star Wars gif

I can’t care enough to tune in to see who Jackie Christie will lie about today. I think I’ve had enough of wondering whether Malaysia’s teeth are naturally that big. And the fact that Gloria Govan is for real pursuing acting gives me much pause. Also, the new girl Brooke? BOOORREEEE. I just stopped caring. And I think a lot of people have too.

It’s like watching Ricki Lake first and then being introduced to the Jerry Springer show. And then folks expecting you to be amused by Ricki’s guests. NAWL! The gates of TRUE ratchetness have been opened and we cannot go back out of it. We took the foolery blue pill. We are NOT here for that red pill anymore.

The bars of foolery have been raised and the ladies of BBWLA can’t measure up to LHHATL. It’s fact. The comparison might not be fair but it had to happen. If BBWLA comes back for a season 3, it’d be 1.5 seasons too many. They should just finish this one, get the lipgloss lines they all want and keep it moving. That’ll be best, I think.

But ummm… I’m SUPER ready for LHHATL season 2. I want them to start right now. For many reasons. I miss Joseline Hernandez already.

Have y’all been watching Basketball Wives LA this season?

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  1. Brandnew
    October 14, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I think you’re absolutely right!! I haven’t tuned in to BBWLA once this season, the previews were boring. I’m ready for LHHA and RHOA to come back so I can get my life lol.

    • Chelsea
      June 10, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Im loving that none of those black women “wives”, are rocking their “nap-tural” hair.

  2. Manda
    October 14, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I tried. Bored to tears. Draya think she a superstar, Brooke talk like she straight outta Sweet Valley High.

  3. BE
    October 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Lol…I just remembered Imani is not in this season. Whomp. I guess she was forgettable.

    • Nahjee
      October 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      I’m starting to think Imani was really irrelevant to cuz I forgot all about her until you said her name.. She never really did much to me anyway I didn’t really know why she was wasting VH1 time smh.

      Draya is a sweetly pie to me I like her tho

  4. Omolara
    October 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Child, ain’t nobody got time for that show. I read for my classes my around that time it comes on & I just watch the Funky Dineva recap later on that night.

  5. BE
    October 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    But why did I just stare at the gif and learned the dance. And yes, next time I say “I don’t give a fuck”, it’s gonna be accompanied by that dance.

    PS: I am at work and my to do list doesn’t appreciate this. My boss might have a few questions for you, luvvie. Cos I am pointing fingers at you if I don’t finish my work.

    • Lashawna
      October 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      I cannot get over that GIF. I couldn’t even read the rest of the article at first because I was staring at it. That GIF has completeted my life

  6. Usually in Poor Taste
    October 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm


  7. misslady
    October 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I decided at the end of last season to remove it from my DVR line up. I just couldn’t get into them. I feel the same about Mob Wives Chicago.

  8. SES
    October 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I need this GIF! LMAO.

  9. justlikehoney1
    October 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I feel your pain & I agree with everythang you said. I’ve watched all the episodes and I just could not care less about any of them. Not a good sign, VH1. Malaysia’s teef look like they hurt. The size, color & shape of white chiclets, though? File those down, Seabiscuit. Manda hit the nail on the head about Brooke’s fembot ass. She keeps mentioning her dude’s name like she’s saying Kobe Bryant or D. Wade. Neither of you are relevant. At. All.

    And I just wanna punch Doug Christie’s silly ass dead in the mouf. Stop co-signing your wife’s fantasies & make it clear to her that none of these chicks give a rat’s ass about her. Tell her old ass to stop using white out as nail polish, stop using red clay as foundation, stop exposing her massive mammaries daily, stop wearing so many accessories that have absolutely nothing to do with her #alphet, stop wearing boots & heels to places that flats are suitable for and, most importantly, tell her to move all the way on from her goal of trying to remain relevant to these chicks cus she clearly doesn’t have the will or sense to do it herself. Yeah, I simply cannot with them anymore *sigh*

  10. October 14, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz iTried with season but I couldn’t. They need to save themselves some time and just give Draya her own show. The funny thing is, she used to date Chris Brown, and kicked it with KrabKakes too. Those two could make a great spin-off. Chris Brown might be coming for Stevie J’s Groupon-peen title

    • BE
      October 15, 2012 at 12:53 am

      Lmao…your avi though. buahahaha *my will is on the night stand. I left you something*

    • Ncborndclive
      December 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Draya and Jackie are the last two standing now.

  11. KCL
    October 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Rofl! That Boba Fett gif had be like >__< (cross eyed). Couldnt even finish the rest of the post. *shakes fist in air*

  12. October 16, 2012 at 6:22 am

    *hangs head* I just took the time to learn that gif dance at my desk.

  13. Ncborndclive
    December 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I’ve been watching it only because it is bonding time for my bbf who still lives in NC. I totally agree that I am over it, but more so because that Bambi chick is out of pocket. I don’t know why she is so angry at everyone? I was at a lost for words last week when Jackie decided she wants to record a song…she needs to have a seat in the front row of a bus headed for Get Your Life Town.

    I’m tired of all the launch parties, the annual trips, dreams long expired and the fighting about nother.

    I know that Brooke is boring, but I like that she is about that drama…it was weird that she had a hidden lounge wear line (that is not even available for sale yet).

    The one thing you get from BBW-LA that you will not get from LHH-Atlanta is fashion.