Shaunie O’Neal is a smart woman.
She left her first husband for Shaq (the upgrade). She played her position even when Shaq was running around like Zeus with other women. Waited to the right time, got divorce and got paid. Didn’t just sit at the crib collecting Shaq’s money, she became the executive producers of the Basketball Wives.
She doesn’t get into altercations, she rarely even shows up on the show. As a smart individual her reputation is largely in tact while collecting money off the other women acting like a Fight Club.
She released this long statement address the violence that has broke out lately on the Basketball Wives.
“I’m extremely happy that Basketball Wives continues to have another successful fourth season. As the ratings have been through the roof since our season opener, fans continue to tune into the lives of Evelyn, Tami, Jennifer, Royce, Suzie and myself. As there is always controversy and indifference projected on the show, because we are all individual personalities, I always hope that people will find that as much as you may agree or disagree with the opinions, the behavior, [and] even our different taste in shoes, you are taking a look inside the lives of four complete different women. I will never say I agree with some of the behavior between my girlfriends on the show, but if we were to edit certain things out the show would be scripted and not reality.
As a woman of color with kids, I am very aware of myself, but I also have to be aware that my choices cannot be the same for everyone on the show and I have to respect that. I hope the fans feel they see a balance and know we have always been real with our stories, even though it may not always be a positive portrayal of adult women but real women nonetheless. I look forward to developing other media platforms in the future and hope that fans will continue to support.”
In a very nice way, Shaunie is saying………….
I’M GETTING PAID DEAL WITH IT
Nothing wrong with that. Nicely worded press releases doesn’t change the fact that people don’t watch the Basketball Wives for intellectual conversations. They watch to see Evelyn throw bottles.
Point blank, no matter how you try to clean it up.