Basketball Wives Movie: Smart Move or Marketing Disaster?

Basketball Wives (Sandra Rose)

When you think of Basketball Wives, what comes to mind? You’re probably thinking of violent, self-absorbed, narcissistic women with a false sense of reality who represent all the negative stereotypes women have fought for decades to erase. Now, can you imagine that being brought to the silver screen?

Well, it’s coming!

When it was confirmed that Basketball Wives, the movie, will go into production, the news was received with shock, even harsher criticism and outrage. However, in an interview with Vibe Magazine, the reality show creator, Shaunie O’Neal–ex-wife of basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, said that the movie will be nothing like the much criticized reality show. In fact, she used the word “uplifting” to describe the movie.


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